The Triangle Golf Challenge Reception, Live Auction & Golf Tournament to benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities in Schools – Durham will be held Thursday, June 15 – Friday, June 16 at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham, NC.

DURHAM, NC – The Triangle Golf Challenge will kick off with a public reception and live auction to benefit Communities in Schools – Durham on Thursday, June 15 from 5:00-8:00pm. On Friday, June 16, amateur golfers of all skill levels are invited to compete in the golf tournament, which will benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities in Schools – Durham. Both events will be held at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham. The Collegiate Host for the event is NC Central University Department of Athletics, and the event is sponsored by The Sports Shop.

The Triangle Golf Challenge reception and live auction on Thursday night will feature items including a 5-night cruise donated by Linda Craft & Team, a NCCU Basketball Experience with LeVelle Moton, a one week vacation to Snowshoe, WV, a UNC Basketball Experience with Phil Ford, jewelry and more. Tournament sponsors and players are invited to attend the reception for free, and the cost will be $50 per person for the general public. All proceeds benefit Communities in Schools – Durham. Attendees can register for the reception at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-reception-and-live-auction-tickets-31644553712?aff=es2.

The Triangle Golf Challenge golf tournament will begin on Friday, June 16 at 9:00 am with a shot-gun start. Guests of the event will have the chance to mix and mingle with celebrity hosts Phil Ford, Walter Davis and Levelle Moton. The Croasdaile Country Club golf course was designed by famed architect George Cobb for a grand opening in 1966. Architect and Cobb Associate, John Lafoy performed a very honest and essential renovation in 2002, which included a conversion to A1-A4 Bentgrass greens and provides our current course layout. A unique experience for today’s golfers, the course weaves across varying elevations and landscapes in the form of a butterfly with both nines returning to the clubhouse, yet very few contiguous holes. Therefore, players are treated to a very private golf experience. Players can register to play in the Triangle Golf Challenge golf tournament at www.trianglegolfchallenge.org.

“We are looking forward to these fun events designed to assist families in home ownership and offer youth tremendous support from the community,” said Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Foundation. “The generosity of the players, sponsors and all who donate this year is essential for The Banks Foundation and Communities in Schools of Durham to continue to enrich lives in and around the Triangle.”

The Triangle Golf Challenge is currently soliciting donations, giveaways and sponsorships. For more details, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com. To view online team registration forms and sponsorship information, visit www.trianglegolfchallenge.org.

 

About The Banks Foundation
The Banks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership. Over the years, the Foundation has provided down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. For more information, visit www.thebanksfoundation.org.

About Communities In Schools of Durham
Communities In Schools of Durham is ranked as the most effective dropout prevention model in the U.S., with 194 affiliates in 27 states. Each local affiliate, including Communities In Schools of Durham, works to fulfill the same important mission: to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information, visit www.cisdurham.org.

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The Triangle Golf Challenge Tees Off Twelfth Year

Thursday, May 7, 2015@ 10:18 PM
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The Triangle Golf Challenge will be contested on June 12 2015 at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University.

DURHAM, NC – The Triangle Golf Challenge benefits local Triangle charities and will be contested on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Amateur golfers of all skill levels are invited to compete in a two-person scramble format.

The event will begin 8:30 am with a shot-gun start. Guests of the event will have the chance to mix and mingle with celebrity hosts Chris Corchiani, Walter Davis and Levelle Moton. The Lonnie Poole Golf Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and the design team at Arnold Palmer Design Company, and includes stunning views of downtown Raleigh. The course is very playable for all skill levels and a large challenge to low handicap players.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities In Schools of Durham.

“We are looking forward to another successful event that will assist more families in home ownership, and surround our youth with a community support,” said Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Foundation. “The generosity of the players, sponsors and all who donate this year is making it possible for The Banks Foundation and Communities In Schools of Durham to really enrich the triangle area.”

The Triangle Golf Challenge is currently soliciting donations, giveaways and sponsorships. For more details, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com. To view online team registration forms and sponsorship information, visit www.trianglegolfchallenge.org.

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Funds Raised at the 2013 Triangle Golf Challenge Help Individuals and Community

Wednesday, December 11, 2013@ 12:39 PM
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he Triangle Golf Challenge, in support of Triangle charities, held on Friday June 14, 2013 at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC raised over $40,000 to benefit The Banks Foundation in its mission to assist families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership. The Banks Foundation also donated $3,000 of the proceeds from the tournament to Communities In Schools (CIS) of Durham, a local affiliate of the nation’s most effective dropout prevention model.
“Many of the students served by CIS are the first in their family to graduate from high school.  CIS’s programs connect students to resources and support systems to ensure they graduate and have a pathway to success after graduation,” said Elizabeth Levene, Interim Executive Director at Communities in Schools of Durham. “We are so proud to partner with and have the support of a wonderful group like the Banks Foundation.”
The Banks Foundation is now putting the funds to work, accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 grant cycle to provide down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. The Foundation provides downpayment assistance to families who have received public housing or Section 8 assistance in the past, have entered into and completed a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) contract or similar agreement, have income that is less than 80% of the area median income, and have qualified for a home loan. Grants average around $2000.
“The Banks Foundation has been a blessing to my family in a time of need,” said Ms. Tanesha Summers, a recent recipient of the Banks Foundation’s down payment assistance program who closed on her new home in November, 2013. “I am so thankful to The Banks Foundation for helping enable me to purchase a new home.”
If you or someone you know has demonstrated their desire and ability to move up and out, application information and grant guidelines are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.thebanksfoundation.org.
About The Banks Foundation:
The Banks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from welfare to work and from public housing to private homeownership. Over the years, the Foundation has provided down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. For more information, visit www.thebanksfoundation.org or call 919-474-9137.

The Triangle Golf Challenge, in support of Triangle charities, held on Friday June 14, 2013 at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC raised over $40,000 to benefit The Banks Foundation in its mission to assist families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership. The Banks Foundation also donated $3,000 of the proceeds from the tournament to Communities In Schools (CIS) of Durham, a local affiliate of the nation’s most effective dropout prevention model.

“Many of the students served by CIS are the first in their family to graduate from high school.  CIS’s programs connect students to resources and support systems to ensure they graduate and have a pathway to success after graduation,” said Elizabeth Levene, Interim Executive Director at Communities in Schools of Durham. “We are so proud to partner with and have the support of a wonderful group like the Banks Foundation.”

The Banks Foundation is now putting the funds to work, accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 grant cycle to provide down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. The Foundation provides downpayment assistance to families who have received public housing or Section 8 assistance in the past, have entered into and completed a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) contract or similar agreement, have income that is less than 80% of the area median income, and have qualified for a home loan. Grants average around $2000.

“The Banks Foundation has been a blessing to my family in a time of need,” said Ms. Tanesha Summers, a recent recipient of the Banks Foundation’s down payment assistance program who closed on her new home in November, 2013. “I am so thankful to The Banks Foundation for helping enable me to purchase a new home.”

If you or someone you know has demonstrated their desire and ability to move up and out, application information and grant guidelines are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.thebanksfoundation.org.

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620 AM The Buzz – The Sports Shop Interviews The Banks Foundation

Wednesday, June 5, 2013@ 12:27 PM
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Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Foundation, interviewed with 620 AM The Buzz – The Sports Shop of ESPN Triangle to discuss and detail The 2013 Triangle Golf Challenge.

Click here to listen for a breakdown on what is expected at this year’s events.

To learn more about the Triangle Golf Challenge, visit http://trianglegolfchallenge.org/.

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The Triangle Golf Challenge pre-tournament reception and silent auction will be held at Brier Creek Country Club on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The proceeds will benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities in Schools.

The cost is $50 per person. Register to attend at www.trianglegolfchallenge.org. Guests of the event will have the chance to mix and mingle with celebrity guests participating in The Triangle Golf Challenge tournament the next morning. Previous years celebrity attendees included Walter Davis, Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Phil Ford and Rod Broadway. The Triangle Golf Challenge tournament will take place the next morning at UNC Finley Golf Course. Triangle Golf Challenge tournament sponsors and players may attend the reception for free.

“I want to extend my sincere gratitude, on behalf of The Banks Foundation, to all who donate to enable us to assist more families in home ownership and to surround youth with a community support,” said Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Foundation. “We are looking forward to another successful event and the opportunity to support CIS Durham.”

The Triangle Golf Challenge is currently soliciting donations, giveaways and sponsorships. For more details, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com. To view online team registration forms, sponsorship forms or reception and silent auction information, visit http://www.trianglegolfchallenge.org.

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The Banks Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from welfare to work and from public housing to private home ownership, has announced their tenth annual charity golf tournament is now “The Triangle Golf Challenge” in Support of Triangle Charities. The tournament will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC. Amateur golfers of all skill levels are invited to compete in a two-person scramble format.

The events will kick off Thursday evening, June 13, with a reception and silent auction held at Brier Creek Country Club. Guests of the events will have the chance to mix and mingle with celebrity guests participating in the tournament. Previous years celebrity attendees included Walter Davis, Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Phil Ford and Rod Broadway.

Proceeds from the events will benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities In Schools of Durham.

“The generosity of the players, sponsors and all who donate this year is making it possible for The Banks Foundation to assist more families in home ownership and to surround youth with a community support,” said Sherrod Banks, President of The Banks Foundation. “We are looking forward to another successful event and the opportunity to support CIS Durham.”

The Triangle Golf Challenge is currently soliciting donations, giveaways and sponsorships. For more details, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com. To view online team registration forms, sponsorship forms or reception and silent auction information, visit www.thetrianglegolfchallenge.org.

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The Banks Foundation Has Awarded Three New Grants

Wednesday, March 20, 2013@ 10:28 AM
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The Banks Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from welfare to work and from public housing to private homeownership, has awarded three new grants to provide down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. This money was awarded from over $28,000 the Foundation raised to offer grant applications in the 2012-2013 grant cycle to the following recipients:

Curtis Newkirk received a $1,000 grant on September 18, 2012.

Jessica Zenaida Estrada received a $1,000 grant on October 29, 2012.

Aymina M. Wheeler received a $1,000 grant on January 31, 2013.

“We really enjoy being able to provide support for these families at a time of need to help them achieve the American Dream,” said Anna Cooper, Treasurer of The Banks Foundation.

The Banks Foundation provides downpayment assistance to families who have received public housing or Section 8 assistance in the past, have entered into and completed a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) contract or similar agreement, have income that is less than 80% of the area median income, and have qualified for a home load. Grants average around $2,000.

If you or someone you know has demonstrated their desire and ability to move up and out, click here for application information and grant guidelines.

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The Banks Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2012-2013

Tuesday, September 4, 2012@ 5:18 PM
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We are now accepting grant applications to provide down payment assistance to families who have qualified to purchase their first home. The foundation has raised over $28,000 to offer grant applicants in the 2012-2013 grant cycle.

The Foundation provides downpayment assistance to families who have received public housing or Section 8 assistance in the past, have entered into and completed a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) contract or similar agreement, have income that is less than 80% of the area median income, and have qualified for a home loan. Grants average around $2000.

“I would like to commend The Banks Foundation for giving families like mine the opportunity to be able to purchase a new home,” said Ms. Lonetta Love, a 2011 recipient of the Banks Foundation’s down payment assistance program. “The Banks Foundation was a huge blessing at a time of need, and I sleep much better at night now knowing that my children are safe thanks to this great organization.”

If you or someone you know has demonstrated their desire and ability to move up and out, click here for application information and grant guidelines.

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The Banks Foundation 2012 Golf Tournament Raised Over $28,000

Friday, July 27, 2012@ 2:52 PM
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Our Ninth Annual Charity Golf Event was held on Friday June 15, 2012 at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club in Chapel Hill, NC. Teams joined basketball legend Walter Davis and raised over $28,000 to benefit The Foundation in its mission to assist families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership.

The night before the golf tournament, a reception and silent auction was held at Brier Creek Country Club with Ken Medlin of WRAL as Emcee.  Lonetta Love, a 2011 recipient of the Foundation’s down payment assistance program, was the keynote speaker. Prior to purchasing her Habitat for Humanity built home in Graham, NC, she had lived in public housing for four years with her three children. Love expressed her thanks to donors for sponsoring part of her down payment enabling her to pay for fixtures to her new home, transferring utilities and moving expenses.

“I just celebrated my one-year anniversary in my new home and would like to commend The Banks Foundation for giving families like mine the opportunity to be able to purchase a new home,” said Ms. Love. “The Banks Foundation was a huge blessing at a time of need, and I sleep much better at night now knowing that my children are safe thanks to this great organization.”

The golf tournament began the next day with 90 golfers taking the course, including 20 golfers from area high schools, as well as celebrity players Phil Ford and Walter P. Davis.

Awards were handed out for the first, second and third place winning teams in an Open Flight, a High School Flight and a Senior Flight.  Awards were also distributed for closest to the pin and longest drives. Two raffles were awarded, one in cash and the other as a trip to Las Vegas.

“We are so pleased about how the support and participation has grown for this event,” said Sherrod Banks, President of the Foundation. “We are thankful for our sponsors and players who give so much time and money to our cause of helping these families achieve the American Dream of home ownership.”

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The Banks Foundation will hold its 2012 Golf Tournament Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday June 14, at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC from 5pm to 8pm. WRAL sports anchor Ken Medlin will be emceeing this year’s reception and silent auction.

The reception is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Celebrity guests from the golf tournament will be joining in the festivities as well. Notable attendees of the 2011 reception were: Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Walter Davis and Rod Broadway. The Silent auction will feature sports memorabilia, locally owned businesses and vacations getaways like St. Martin, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Las Vegas and more. Sponsors, players and volunteers are invited to attend the reception for free, and general admission is $50 per person.

“We are hoping to grow support of our organization by opening up the reception and silent auction to the public this year,” said Sherrod Banks, President of the Foundation. “The reception is always such a fun time for our players, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters to meet and mingle with all the celebrity players.”

To purchase a ticket for the event please visit http://bfgt-reception.eventbrite.com. Players, volunteers and sponsors should call 919-474-9137 or send email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com to RSVP.

If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction please contact Tanya Locklair at 919-474-9137 or by email at tlocklair@bankslawfirm.com.

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