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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, a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership, will hold its Ninth Annual Charity Golf Event on Friday June 15, 2012 at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club in Chapel Hill, NC. Teams can join basketball legend Walter Davis to raise funds to benefit The Banks Foundation in its mission to assists families who are moving from public housing to private homeownership.

The night before the golf tournament, a reception and silent auction will be held at Brier Creek Country Club. Attendees of the 2011 reception included Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Walter Davis and Rod Broadway.

“Last year, the Banks Foundation golf tournament raised over $27,000, which helped six families buy homes this past year,” said Sherrod Banks, President of the Foundation. “We are looking forward to helping even more this year, and we are thankful for all the support of the sponsors, players and sports celebrities who give so much time and money to the cause!”

The Banks Foundation is currently soliciting donations, giveaways and sponsorships for the events. For more information, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com.

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The Banks Foundation 2011 Golf Tournament Raised Over $27,000

Tuesday, August 30, 2011@ 7:54 AM
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RTP, NC: The Banks Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that assists families who are moving from welfare to work and from public housing to private homeownership, held its Eighth Annual Charity Golf Event on Friday June 17, 2011 at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club in Chapel Hill, NC. Teams joined basketball legend Walter Davis to raise funds to benefit the Foundation. Eno Haven Apartments was the Title Sponsor of the event.

The night before the golf tournament, a reception and silent auction was held at Brier Creek Country Club with Keith Medlin of WRAL as Emcee and Lonetta Love, a recipient of the Foundation’s down payment assistance program, giving a keynote.  Attendees of the reception included Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Walter Davis and Rod Broadway.

The golf tournament began the next day with 82 golfers taking the course, including celebrity players, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Al Wood, Levelle Moton and Henry Frazier. Six high school players were also sponsored.

Awards were handed out for the first, second and third place winning teams, as well as the high school winner.  Awards were also distributed for closest to the pin and the longest drives.

“The golf tournament was a fantastic event, and we continue to see the reception gain momentum,” said Sherrod Banks, President of the Foundation. “We are very appreciative of all the sponsors and players who give so much time and money to our cause, and we are excited about the growing support from local sports celebrities, as well!”

For more information about the tournament, contact Sherrod Banks at 919-474-9137 or by email to sbanks@bankslawfirm.com.

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