We’re proud to announce that on Saturday, January 28, Sunflower Bank-sponsored three sold-out Pueblo Bulls JR 'A' U20 Hockey Club games as part of a special Autism Awareness weekend that raised $5,100 to benefit the Soaring Eagles Center for Autism and contributed significantly to local autism awareness.
Sunflower Bank has been a corporate sponsor the Pueblo Bulls for two years and our Pueblo Market team has developed a deep and wide-ranging relationship with the Pueblo Bulls. This partnership led to the January 28 event focused on benefitting the entire local community. Limited-edition jerseys worn during that game were auctioned off through a silent auction online organized by Sunflower Bank to raise funds for The Soaring Eagles Center of Autism in Pueblo, whose mission is to provide care, teaching, and development for autistic children to thrive in the community upon adulthood.
“The Soaring Eagles have been a part of the Pueblo community for over 20 years. The story behind the Soaring Eagles is a heartwarming and inspiring tale,” said Kenneth West, Sunflower Bank Southern Colorado Market President. “This was a fantastic event. It’s an honor and a privilege for Sunflower Bank to be a part of an event that is fun for all and fundamental to building stronger communities.”
At the end of the auction at the game, a check was presented to the Soaring Eagles CEO, Dr. Karen Kolvin Whitaker and several members of the Soaring Eagles of Board of Directors by Pueblo North Branch Manager Kendra Churich and Southern Colorado Market President Kenneth West. In her remarks, Dr. Whitaker thanked Sunflower Bank for embracing the Soaring Eagles Center’s mission and for bringing the Pueblo community together in a fun filled event of this type.
We are delighted to have assisted a local non-profit to achieve goals in support of Sunflower Bank’s mission “Creating Possibility . . . bringing out the best in the lives we touch.”