Bank donation aids Camp Hometown Heroes

News Graphic Staff

Feb. 19, 2019

Jenna Burnette, left, senior marketing representative for First Bank Financial Centre, and Jeff McCarthy, FBFC marketing director, display the Joe Everson painting that will be auctioned March 16 to raise funds for Camp Hometown Heroes.
Submitted photo

OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre recently donated a professional painting done by Joe Everson, Anthem Artist, to the ninth annual Grand Slam Charity Jam fundraising event.

The Grand Slam Charity Jam, presented by Grafton-based Kapco, will take place March 16 in Milwaukee and will feature a cocktail party, silent and live auctions, dinner from Ferrante’s, an after-party and a concert.

This year, the funds raised at this event will benefit Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long summer camp for children who lost a parent or sibling through service in the U.S. military. These children made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Camp Hometown Heroes provides them with restored hope and healing, according to a news release.

“Camp Hometown Heroes is an amazing organization. The work they do to provide healing and caring to the children of fallen servicemen and women is admirable, and it’s our honor to help them raise funds to support their mission,” said Jeff McCarthy, FBFC marketing director.

The painting donated by FBFC was painted by Joe Everson. He has been featured on FOX News, ESPN Sports Center, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, Washington Times, CBS Sports, USA Today and Huffington Post.

Everson is known for his singing of the national anthem while painting beautiful artwork, the news release added.

The donated painting will be available for bidding at the auction.

Locally, First Bank Financial Centre has branches at 11715 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon and 2300 Washington St. in Grafton.

First Bank Financial Centre’s website is To learn more about the Grand Slam Charity Jam, or to purchase tickets, go to