Charity Golf Tournament raises green for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

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IMAGE: First Community Bank’s chairman & CEO, Dale Cole (center, in tie), and president & COO, Boris Dover (left of Cole) present Matthew Cleveland (far left), Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches chief development officer and Nancy Fulton (far right, chief executive officer of the Ranch with memento gift bags from the 22nd Annual Charity Golf tournament.

First Community Bank’s 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament was a day well spent on the greens at the Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville. The tournament, organized in 1997, raised $23,760 this year for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, bringing the 22-year cumulative total to $301,227.

“This tournament is a perfect example of our community pulling together and opening their hearts to this great cause,” said Dale Cole, chairman & CEO of the bank. “It is almost inconceivable when you consider the tremendous impact this tournament has made over the course of 22 years. The Ranch has helped raise some of Arkansas’ most at-risk children, and as an independent 501C 3 nonprofit organization, it is more than 90 percent privately funded.

“A quote from Margaret Mead comes to mind when thinking of the difference that has been made for the children served by the Ranch. ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’”

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