Citizens Charity Classic raises $175K in 5 years for FCA


GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Citizens Bank & Trust hosted its fifth annual Citizens Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, May 6, 2019. Held at Gunter’s Landing Golf Club, the tournament again benefited Northeast Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), its beneficiary since the tournament’s inception. This year’s proceeds amounted to $36,000, bringing the total donated over the last five years to $175,000.

“We’re thrilled to host our biggest tournament yet and are thankful for the opportunity to get out as an institution and support this worthy cause,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President/CEO Charlie Williams. “Around 2014, our bank realized we could do more to give back and we began thinking of hosting this golf tournament. It has been great watching it grow and seeing its impact. We’ve enjoyed partnering with FCA, it has truly been a blessing and is always a fun day for our bank too.”

It was a full tournament with 51 four-man teams participating over two flights. Golfers were able to choose either a morning or afternoon tee time and enjoyed fellowship with other participants throughout the day. Prize money was awarded to first, second and third place winners in two flights in both the morning and afternoon tee times. Golfers also had the opportunity to win door prizes and each received a tee gift sponsored by Holtz Leather Company located in Huntsville.

“Our main goal in this event continues to be to raise funds for our beneficiary, while at the same time ensuring our participants have fun, enjoy the day and learn more about FCA too,” said Citizens Bank & Trust Marketing Officer and Tournament Manger Kasey Crochet Culbert. “I think we accomplished this again in our tournament and it would absolutely not be possible without all of the support from our sponsors and partners. FCA does such great and important work, and it’s encouraging to see so much support from our community for them through our event.”

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