Basketball Star and Bank Host Silent Auction Benefitting Cancer Research Initiatives
Oklahoma announced its partnership with basketball star, Victor Oladipo, at an exclusive event this Thursday, April 13, 2017 benefitting the Dunk Cancer Foundation. The event, An Evening with Victor Oladipo, held at Oklahoma City's 21c Museum Hotel, brought guests together for cocktails, a silent auction and officially kicked off the bank's and Oladipo's "Together We Do More" campaign. All proceeds of the auction were donated to the Dunk Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to help fight cancer through basketball-focused events and fundraising campaigns.
Over the next several months IBC Bank and Oladipo will join forces to help raise awareness for the bank's community giving and financial literacy programs that are held at schools and community organizations.
"Our partnership with Victor is a natural one," said IBC Bank-Oklahoma CEO Bill Schonacher. "Both Victor and the bank are guided by the same principle of creating positive changes in our community through education and volunteerism. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome him to the IBC family."
Olapido joined the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2016-2017 season and is already making a positive impact on the community through his philanthropic efforts. Since making his NBA debut in 2013, Oladipo has been awarded the 2015-2016 DeVos Community Enrichment Award and named as a finalist for the 2016 NBA Cares Community Assistant Award.
"The work IBC Bank does in the community is inspiring," Oladipo said. "Their commitment to enriching the lives of the people in Oklahoma is a passion we both share. I'm excited to see this partnership grow throughout the year."
IBC Bank will debut an ad campaign featuring Oladipo with print ads and billboards in the upcoming months.
IBC Bank-Oklahoma is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.8 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 194 facilities and more than 307 ATMs serving 87 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2016, IBC celebrated its 50th anniversary since it opened its doors for business in 1966. IBC Bank's slogan "We Do More" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of both the customers and the communities it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 46th on Forbes' prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2017. IBC Bank-Oklahoma has been serving the Sooner State since 2004 and has a retail branch network of 50 locations. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. More information is available at ibc.com.