BancFirst recently partnered with United Way of Pottawatomie County for the second March Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
All proceeds from the tournament entry fees and concessions were donated to Family Promise of Shawnee, a United Way organization that, through local faith-based organizations, provides homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long-term financial, parental and personal self-sufficiency.
Tournament organizers and BancFirst employees Alan Geiger and Denoda Martin presented a check for $1,236.51 to United Way of Pottawatomie County’s Audrey Seeliger, executive director, and Tim Barrick, vice president and drive chairman.
“BancFirst is a valued partner of the United Way, and we applaud their continued efforts and willingness to lend a helping had to the organization,” Seeliger said. “I attended the tournament, and it was a fun event for everyone involved.”
Marion McMillan, president of BancFirst Shawnee, said, “BancFirst has been a longtime supporter of the United Way and its partnering agencies, so we were excited to organize and host the tournament for a second year. Family Promise provides a much needed service to our communities, and we’re happy to be able to support this great organization in such a fun-spirited way.”
Co-ed three- and four-person teams from BancFirst locations throughout Oklahoma played a double elimination bracket tournament March 29, at the Shawnee Salvation Army Recreational Center. A team from McAlester (Jordan LaRue, David Tissington and Dawn Green) took the tournament title and traveling trophy.
“We were happy to participate in the basketball tournament, and have a little fun while raising money for a great cause,” said Green, BancFirst vice president and regional retail coordinator for South Central Oklahoma.