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Arvest Bank, Genuine Care Pharmacy present checks to three area nonprofits

Arvest Bank and Genuine Care Pharmacy recently presented three Charity of the Year recipients with individual checks in the amount of $8,000. The donations are the result of the proceeds from the 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Arvest Bank and Genuine Care Pharmacy that benefits up to three nonprofit organizations located in the bank’s North Central Arkansas territory. This year’s recipients include Hospice of the Ozarks, Grandma’s House Childrens’ Advocacy Center, and Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic in Marion County.

The tournament was held at Big Creek Golf and Country club in Mountain Home and set a fundraising record of more than $24,000 raised at the event.

Members from Have A Heart Humane Society and Thrift Store pose for a photo.

“We sincerely appreciate the people of our community for continuing their support of this very worthwhile tournament and, in turn, supporting local nonprofit organizations that are vital to our communities,” said Scott Copeland, President and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Arkansas.

Each year, the tournament benefits as many as three nonprofit organizations from Baxter, Boone and Marion Counties. This year’s tournament was the first since 2018. In 2019, the tournament was postponed and then eventually cancelled due to rain on two different dates.  In 2020 and 2021 with the ongoing pandemic, the event turned to social media to seek nominations and winners from the public. This year, Arvest associates in north Arkansas reviewed nominations from the community and selected the charities to support via vote. Associates also reached out for community sponsorships and team entries to help raise funds for the event.

Members from Hospice of the Ozarks pose for a photo.

“This is certainly a team effort and would not be possible without the heart of our associates driving the event,” said Layton Lee, EVP and Loan Manager for Arvest in North Arkansas and committee chair.  “It’s an exciting time to watch our associates come together and volunteer for some worthy organizations in our community.”

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