Fore! On September 13, 2015, Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC) sponsored and participated in the 35th Annual Gates BBQ Charity Golf Tournament. This year, two cb staff members (Adrianna Vargas and Lanetta Gates) enjoyed volunteering at the all-day event. Central Bank also entered a team with Tom Lilley (CFO of CBKC), Doug Dawson and Tony Zuzzio (lending officers) who played on the beautiful and challenging Swope Memorial Golf Course--they even had the opportunity to meet the legendary Frank White.
Central Bank donated gift bags for the winning team, as well as sponsored a beverage cart for the event. “It’s always a pleasure to support the Gates BBQ Charity Golf Tournament; a tournament that benefits great programs and projects in the urban community,” said Bill Dana, President and CEO of Central Bank of Kansas City. The tournament is sponsored by the Enshriners and Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation and always benefits a charity. This year’s proceeds will help fund the development of the Archive Plaza which will be located on 18th Street between Paseo and Vine. A large fountain will be the centerpiece of the Archive Plaza and will draw more locals and tourists to the area.
The Enshriners are a group of businessmen who have come together to improve our community. Members of the Enshriners include sports greats like Otis Taylor and Frank White, as well as Ollie Gates and other great community leaders. This elite membership group has worked tirelessly to improve our community with countless projects, now including the Archive Plaza.
Events for the Gates B-B-Q Charity Golf Tournament included a Sunday night reception, breakfast and putting contest, Shotgun start for the 5 person scramble, lunch, cocktails, banquet and awards. Many thanks to Arzelia Gates who always encourages the bank’s participation in this fun charity golf tournament.