United Way of Greater Niagara celebrates successful “Battle of the Banks” Fundraising Event

SANBORN, NY – United Way of Greater Niagara is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of their “Battle of the Banks” fundraising event, held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston, NY. The event brought together local banks, community members, and supporters in a spirited competition to raise funds for vital community youth programs.

The “Battle of the Banks” saw participation from four local branches of Northwest Bank, Key Bank, Impressia Bank and Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union, each vying for the top spot in generating the highest amount in tips during each of their 45-minute bar-tending shifts. The event not only showcased the banks’ competitive spirit, but also their unwavering commitment to supporting the Niagara community.

“Last night’s event was a testament to the incredible generosity and community spirit that defines our region,” said Andrea Gray, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Niagara. “We are deeply grateful to all the participating banks, their employees, and everyone who came out to support us. Together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of our youth.”

The event was attended by over 100 community members, who enjoyed music provided by Jeremy Mixon of DJ MXN at Mixon Music & Entertainment and food provided by Brickyard Pub & BBQ. Through ticket sales, sponsorships and a basket raffle presented by Women United of Greater Niagara, the “Battle of the Banks” raised over $3,000 which will directly benefit the United Way’s various youth-oriented initiatives.

Special congratulations go to Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union, which emerged as the overall winner of the competition, demonstrating outstanding teamwork.

The United Way of Greater Niagara extends heartfelt thanks to our sponsors: Wittlin, Dry & Dry, LLP, Planned Futures Financial Group, LLC and The Radecke Group at Morgan Stanley, volunteers, and attendees who contributed to the event’s success. We look forward to continuing our mission of creating a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

For more information about the United Way of Greater Niagara and upcoming events, please visit www.uwgn.org.

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