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Veritex Bank Championship Announces Charitable Partners
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Veritex Bank Championship is pleased to announce charitable partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County and The Folded Flag Foundation. The Korn Ferry Tour, Path to the PGA TOUR, returns to Texas Rangers Golf Club from April 10-16 for the 2nd annual tournament as 156 of the best players in the world compete. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to positively impact the youth of Tarrant County and support the families of military members who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County (BGCGTC) is the largest Boys & Girls Club in the state of Texas. The Clubs provide services and special programs to over 36,000 youth a year, with ages ranging from six to 24. The BGCGTC is committed to being a premier youth development program in the community, a low-cost or free resource for all, and a safe and welcoming environment for children and teens.
“We are honored to have been chosen as a charity partner of the Veritex Bank Championship,” said Daphne Barlow, CEO & President of BGCGTC. “Anera Sports and Veritex Community Bank have been generous and creative in their approach to including the Club in ways that provide rich opportunities for our members to be exposed to the game of golf and for the community to experience our mobile programming. Extending beyond the weekend of the tournament, this partnership allows us to continue to effectively serve families with basic needs support, academic enrichment, and mental health resources in ways that will change the trajectory of kids’ lives.”
As part of the partnership, the Veritex Bank Championship Junior Clinic presented by Dallas Golf will welcome 45 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County program. Korn Ferry Tour professionals will provide a demo and lead the clinic instruction, while juniors have a chance to chip, putt, and hit balls on the range. In addition, the BGCGTC Mobile Clubhouse will be on-site Wednesday – Saturday of the tournament and offer a welcoming place for younger spectators. All spectators are encouraged to visit the Clubhouse to learn more.
The Veritex Bank Championship will also support The Folded Fag Foundation for a second consecutive year. The organization provides educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the U.S. military and government personnel who died because of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations.
“The Folded Flag Foundation is honored to be recognized again this year at the Veritex Bank Championship,” said Kim Frank, President of The Folded Flag Foundation. “We appreciate the continued support for our Gold Star families and 100% of all donations will go towards educational scholarships and grants for these families.”
All active military, veterans, first responders and their families (spouse and children under 18) can attend the championship at no cost from April 13-16. The Veritex Bank Championship will recognize the brave men and women who protect our freedom and keep our communities safe on Saturday, April 16 as part of Military & First Responder Appreciation Day.
Veritex Community Bank is the proud title sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour event as part of a five-year agreement with the PGA TOUR and the City of Arlington. The Dallas-based community bank specializes in business banking, commercial loans, small business lending, treasury management, and mortgages. Through its unique partnership with the PGA TOUR, Veritex is committed to supporting its local community through the game of golf.
“Community is in our name,” said Malcolm Holland, Veritex Community Bank CEO & President. “We believe we are called to invest in others and our community. The community impact of the Veritex Bank Championship is so important because it’s who we are as a bank. Whether it’s investing our time or resources, we are a community bank and that means everything to us.”
For more information on the Veritex Bank Championship including tickets, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities please contact Anera Sports at 469-458-9988 or visit the tournament website, https://veritexbankchampionship.com. Follow tournament news on social media via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER TARRNT COUNTY:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Its purpose is simple: to enable Club members to achieve substantially better outcomes in the areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. BGCGTC serves more than 36,000 Tarrant County youth ages 4-24 with after-school and summer programs, substance abuse prevention programs, a progressive gang-intervention program, and targeted outreach and college preparation services in schools. Target neighborhoods are historically low income, with low educational attainment, high unemployment, and associated high rates of illegal activity, including gangs and substance abuse. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County at www.bgcgtc.org or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
ABOUT THE FOLDED FLAG FOUNDATION:
The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the U.S. military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations. Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of living expense and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.
ABOUT VERITEX COMMUNITY BANK:
From day one, Veritex Community Bank’s goal was to build a bank that would be forever rooted in truth, transparency, and uncompromising integrity. With that as a foundation, Veritex went to work building this dream we call Veritex Community Bank. Veritex Bank is now ranked among the 10 largest banks headquartered in Texas. For more than a decade now, Veritex has been making good things happen for business and personal banking customers throughout Texas and beyond.
ABOUT ANERA SPORTS, LLC:
Founded in 2018, Anera Sports has quickly established a presence in the golf community. Anera partnered with Veritex Community Bank to host the Korn Ferry Tour’s Veritex Bank Championship at the Texas Rangers Golf Club. Anera provides event management services to some of the top amateur championships in the country and operates the business of several amateur golf associations including the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and the Amateur Golf Alliance. Anera Sports is headquartered in Dallas.
ABOUT KORN FERRY TOUR:
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf’s next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game’s biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, began providing 50 PGA TOUR cards annually in 2013. Each season, the top 25 players secure PGA TOUR cards via the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season and an additional 25 players secure promotion through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. With more than 595 PGA TOUR titles, 25 major championships and six FedExCup Champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up over 80 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM or follow the Korn Ferry Tour on social media.
Six Korn Ferry Tour events are televised annually on GOLF Channel in the United States, with tournament programming also available via 22 linear TV partners in 170-plus countries and territories. Over 70 hours of live coverage is available in 130-plus countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States (240-plus countries and territories), excluding China, Korea and Russia, with live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories.
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Contact: Rob Addington, Veritex Bank Championship Executive Director
Date: Feb. 15, 2022