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Food Bank Benefit teed up for Aug. 13

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Now in its 11th year, the Grand Mountain Bank Benefit Golf Tournament for the four church food banks and the Mountain Family Center in Grand County will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Grand Elk Golf Club in Granby. The shotgun start for this scramble tournament will be at 1:30 p.m.

"While we are experiencing improvement in both the national and local economies, we continue to see a rising number of hungry and needy in Grand County," said Grand Mountain Bank Chairman John Selman.

"In 2014, Mountain Family Center counted more than 4,800 visits between its two food pantries located in Kremmling and Granby, a 1,000 person increase over 2013," said Mountain Family Center Director Helen Sedlar. "So far in 2015, we are on pace to meet or exceed that level of need."

Since its inception in 2004, the tournament has raised $90,000 with the local food banks having received nearly $18,000 each to support their efforts to help the less fortunate in Grand County.

Bank President, Frank DeLay echoed Chairman Selman's thoughts.

"As community bankers, we see firsthand every day the struggles of many in our local community to make ends meet," said DeLay. "And, as the only community owned bank in Grand County, Grand Mountain Bank takes seriously our responsibility to help serve the social and community interests of our local citizens. This golf tournament is one of the primary ways we fulfill that responsibility."

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To register to participate in this worthwhile event, simply stop by any of the four Grand Mountain Bank locations in Grand County. The officers, directors and employees of Grand Mountain Bank appreciate the support of the tournament sponsors, players and donors for their efforts in making this very worthy cause a success. For more information, call Grand Mountain Bank at 970-887-1221.

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