Building Financial Futures Golf Classic supports financial literacy in local schools

Building Financial Futures Golf Classic supports financial literacy in local schools

TruMark Financial® Credit Union held its fourth annual Building Financial Futures Golf Classic on Monday, July 15, at Talamore Country Club, Ambler, Pa., and raised more than $30,000 in support of financial literacy.

Sunny skies and low humidity prevailed as 122 golfers enjoyed a variety of contests in addition to 18 holes of scramble golf tournament play. Competitions included a putting contest, closest to the pin, and men’s and women’s longest drive. In the hole in one competition, participants vied for a chance to win $10,000.

“We are grateful to our sponsors, employees, vendors, credit union colleagues, and guests who attended the event and joined us to support local schools in need of personal finance resources,” said Richard F. Stipa, TruMark Financial’s chief executive officer.

Funds raised provide local schools with grants to purchase resources such as textbooks, computer software programs, and math manipulatives to teach the fundamentals of saving, borrowing, and investing. Without proper education, students may be left behind and become another statistic plagued with debt.