Strikeout for financial literacy

March 30, 2023

For Immediate Release


Veritex Community Bank and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Meet at the Mound for a Pressley Strikeout Donation Program

Houston, Texas –  Veritex Community Bank, (, one of the 10 largest banks headquartered in Texas, will team up with World Series Champion pitcher Ryan Pressly for a season long  strikeout promotion benefitting Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and its financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs.

For every strikeout Pressly throws throughout the 2023 MLB regular season, Veritex Community Bank will donate $100 to Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, an organization dedicated to helping the youth of Texas develop the foundational skills and mindset needed to prepare for the future. In addition, the right-hander will match Veritex Bank’s donations, a commitment he is eager to meet this season.

“This just makes the season even more exciting! Veritex Community Bank has been a partner with the Houston Astros since 2019, and, now we get to work with one of the best closers in the MLB, all while contributing to financial literacy for teens,” said Jon Heine, Veritex’s Houston Market President. “This promotion makes me proud to be in banking, an Astros fan, and an advocate for financial literacy. Everybody wins this season!”

“Managing your finances is so important, one misstep could ruin your credit and take years to recover,” Pressly said. “I turned to personal research to help me along the way, and I would love to the be person who brings financial literacy to the top of conversations with our youth. I want to help instill positive financial habits and look forward to working with Veritex Community Bank and Junior Achievement to accomplish this feat.”

Through this fun and engaging strikeout promotion, Pressly and Veritex Community Bank will fund financial literacy programs for thousands of Houstonians.  The Houston Astros regular season begins March 30 and runs through   October 1.

About Veritex Community Bank:

Veritex Community Bank is a mid-sized community bank serving its customers with a full suite of banking products and services. The bank has convenient branch locations in Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas, with more than $12 billion in total assets. The bank, headquartered in Dallas, specializes in providing depository and credit services to small to mid-size businesses, which have been largely neglected by national banks. The name “Veritex” is derived from the Latin word “veritas,” meaning truth, and “Texas.”

About Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is focused on helping students develop the foundational skills needed for the workplace of tomorrow by providing authentic experiential programs that transform traditional education by integrating real-world experience. JA of Southeast Texas anticipates impacting 125,000 students in more than 40000 area schools this school year. For more information, visit


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