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Kevin Greene (left) holds a donation check with GCS Credit Union representatives Tammy Wofford, CFO/SVP; Keith Burton, president/CEO; and Matthew Parrott, business development representative.
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Granite City High School alumnus Kevin Greene speaks at Meet Hall of Famer Kevin Greene Day at the school's Memorial Gymnasium on May 21.
GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,360 in May to benefit the Granite City High School Marching Warriors Band.
In an ongoing effort to support the community, GCS employees participate in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees can wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays during May. The GCS board and committee members matched this employee donation to make a total donation of $2,720.
The band has been invited to perform in the 2016 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Parade on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio. The students will have the opportunity to perform for an audience of more than 200,000 spectators celebrating the induction of Granite City High School alumnus Kevin Greene into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately, this opportunity has come at a time when the hometown students will not have the chance to raise enough money to cover the trip’s cost. The total cost of the trip for the 165-member GCHS Marching Warriors Varsity Band will be roughly $50,000, including transportation, hotel and food.
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