First Choice Bank Annual Charity Golf Tournament Makes Record High Donation
First Choice Bancorp is the registered bank holding company for First Choice Bank. First Choice Bank, headquartered in Cerritos, California is a community-focused financial institution, serving diverse consumers and commercial clients and specializing in loans to small businesses, private banking clients, commercial and industrial (C&I) loans, and commercial real estate loans with a niche in providing finance for the hospitality industry. First Choice Bank is a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender. Founded in 2005, First Choice Bank has quickly become a leading provider of financial services that enable their customers to grow, maintain strength, and achieve their business objectives. First Choice Bancorp stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “FCBP”. First Choice Bank’s website is www.FirstChoiceBankCA.com.
FCBP announced recently that a record high donation amount was raised from its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the Industry Hills Golf Club in The City of Industry on October 25, 2018. The Bank’s total donation amount of $55,800 will be matched by the Much is Given Foundation. Thanks to the Foundation’s generosity, this year’s contribution to the 18-selected organizations will total $111,600. The 18 non-profit organizations this year were: ABC Unified School District Education Foundation, ACCION, Blind Children’s Learning Center of Orange County, Chinese Christian Herald Crusades- Rowland Heights, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Giving Children Hope, Instituto de Avance Latino (IDEAL), Journey House, Junior Achievement Southern California, Kidsingers, Little Tokyo Service Center, National MS Society- Pacific Chapter, Orangewood Children’s Home Auxiliary La Casa, SIMNSA , Solidarity , St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital- Southern California, Teen Challenge LA County, Union Station Homeless Services.
“Each year, FCB’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has continued to grow in the number of players and donations. It is exciting to see the impact this event has on our community, and we are already looking forward to coming together again next year to support local non-profits through a great game of golf,” said FCB President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Franko.
Platinum Sponsors included American First National Bank, Big Saver Foods, CIM Group Inc., Hospitality Unlimited Investment, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, LIFERAY, NKSFB LLC, Paradigm, PINN Investments, Tarsadia Foundation and Tri-Lin Holdings. Gold Sponsors included Abacus Payroll Services, CoreCapital, DC Construction, Hawaiian Garden Casino-The Garden Casino, KingFisher Trading, Loren P. Hansen, APC, and Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co LLP. The Longest Drive Sponsor were Chicago Title, Amit Sharma and Kamla for Hope. Closest to the Pin Sponsor included Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers Inc. and Insignia Mortgage Inc. Hole in One Sponsors were Hospitality One Construction, J&E Private Security Corporation, Thong, Yu, Wong & Lee, LLP and UMS. The Dinner Sponsor was Mega Bank and a Special Thanks to S3 Hotel for a generous dona
The Bank presented this year’s Citizen of the Year award to Mickey Segal, Managing Partner of Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein LLP. Mr. Segal’s philanthropic activities are numerous and include serving as Chairman for both the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation and Arcadia Methodist Hospital, as well as chairing several worthy events and campaigns such as the Arcadia Unified School District’s Technology Plan, the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday Celebration, and St. Jude Research Hospital’s Southern California Gala. His devotion to these organizations, along with so many other charitable groups and events, has helped to raise tens of millions of dollars for countless individuals in need. The spirit of giving he displays in selflessly donating his time, energy and money to those less fortunate and in need of help are the reasons why First Choice chose Mickey Segal as its 2018 Citizen of the Year.
“It is an honor to be recognized,” said Mr. Segal. “I share this with the many other people in our community who support those in need.”
The Bank also honored the late Uka Solanki, First Choice Director, who passed away unexpectedly in September. The FCB Inspiration Award, which was accepted by Mr. Solanki’s wife Nalini and son Harish at the event, recognized the great humanitarian efforts Mr. Solanki made during his lifetime. “He made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many,” stated FCB Chairman Peter Hui. “He will be sorely missed by the First Choice Bank family.”
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