First Bank representatives in Carmi presented a $25,000 check to Carmi Recreational Summer League board members on Friday, January 30. The funds will finance significant improvements at Bradshaw Park’s girls’ Bronco league softball field in Carmi. The improvements will be completed by Opening Day on Saturday, May 9. Employees of First Bank, First Insurance, and First Financial Services will also be participating in the third annual CRSL Corporate Work Day this spring with various projects to be completed around the park.
“The improvements being made to Bradshaw Park through our ongoing support of the league benefits hundreds of local children who take part in the Carmi Recreational Summer League each year,” said Al Fritschle, President and CEO of First Bank. “I’m proud that our commitment to the League is not only shown through our monetary support, but also through our employees’ volunteer efforts.”
Last year First Bank made a donation of $26,588 to the CRSL which funded improvements to the boys’ Bronco league baseball field. Pictured left to right are Pete Fulkerson and Nikki Roser of First Bank, Kristen Smiddie of the CRSL board of directors, Fritschle, and CRSL board members Randy Knight and Kendra Carter.