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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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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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