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(From left) Alton High School girls’ varsity head coach Bob Rickman, Liberty Bank President Dale Blachford and boys’ varsity head coach Eric Smith.
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Liberty Bank’s Jeremy Watters and Civic Memorial High School Athletic Director Steve Carey.
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East Alton Wood River High School Athletic Director and Dean of Students Adam Miller and Liberty Bank’s Michelle Zimmer.
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Liberty Bank President Dale Blachford and Marquette Catholic High School Athletic Director Jack Holmes.
Liberty Bank’s tradition of supporting local high schools with the 3s For The Money basketball promotion recently concluded for the 2015-16 season.
This season marked the fifth year of the promotion and resulted in $2,560 being distributed to the four participating area high schools.
During the high school basketball season, Liberty Bank once again partnered with Alton High School, Civic Memorial High School, East Alton-Wood River High School and Marquette Catholic High School on the promotion.
“Working with each of the schools on this has been a pleasure,” Liberty Bank Vice President Bret Mayberry said. “As a strong community supporter, we are proud to provide some much-needed funds to the high schools with our unique 3s For The Money campaign.
“The Redbirds, Eagles, Oilers and Explorers varsity players combined for a total of 256 3-pointers made during home games this season, with each made shot being worth $10 for their school. Liberty Bank is pleased to have awarded nearly $12,000 thus far with the 3s promotion and we look forward to delivering more 3s For The Money winnings to each high school in the coming seasons.”
Each school’s progress throughout the season is tracked on a tote board in their high school gym. At the conclusion of the season, each school is presented a check for that season’s winnings. The funds will be used by each of the participating schools for a worthy cause at their school.
The promotion program includes a 3-point half-time shooting competition which selects one lucky fan for at each home game. The fan gets the opportunity to win up to $100 cash.
For information, call (618) 462-7000 or visit www.bankliberty.com.