Legence Banks supports local athletes; Provides education on financial literacy
Dustin Wilson, Legence Bank Shawneetown Branch Manager presented a $300 check to Athletic Director Sharon Austin.
Dustin Wilson, Shawneetown Branch Manager, donated $300 on behalf of Legence Bank to help support hospitality room expenses for the Class 1A High School Boys Basketball Regional Tournament held last week at Hardin County School. Legence has continually supported local basketball by providing a three year contract where funds are donated to keep the gymnasium floor sealed and maintained since it was renovated in 2015.
Athletic Director Sharon Austin asked for a donation from Legence Bank to help support Hardin County athletics about three years ago. Since then, Legence has been a continual donor and active in the school. Olivia Bradley said that financial literacy is a very important core value for Legence Bank. Not only have they supported athletics, but also educated students at the school about how to manage finances. Bradley’s mission is to get involved in the community and to be able to have an understanding of where support is needed and how Legence can contribute.
Wednesday, a Legence Bank ag lender/representative met with John Hall’s Ag Business Class and FFA to share the “Go! Learn” financial literacy program. The program informs all ages hoping to increase financial knowledge. Wednesday, students learned the importance of credit and how to be a part of the beginning farmer program.
Along with high school, Legence Bank reps currently present financial literacy programs with Pre-K and 1st graders. Presenters are in the process of creating curriculum for 4th grade and 8th grade, and expanding adult programs.