First Bank Financial supports camp for kids with neuromuscular disease

News Graphic Staff

June 11, 2019

From left are Becky Miller, First Bank Financial Center marketing manager, former MDA camper Jacob and Mallory Williams, MDA camp director. Jacob and Williams were recently featured on the First Bank Financial Center “That’s So Money” podcast, leading up to the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association’s summer camp for children. It occurs every year in June.
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OCONOMOWOC — First Bank Financial Centre is a proud supporter of Wisconsin’s Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp for kids. Contributing more than $1,300 for supplies like volunteer and camper backpacks, a photo booth for the end-of-camp dance and a caricature artist for their carnival night, FBFC provides some much needed support for the attendees.

In addition to these items, FBFC also featured MDA Camp Director Mallory Williams and former camper Jacob on their radio show and podcast, 'That’s So Money.” The April episode featured Williams and Jacob talking about summer camp and why it is so important for the kids. The episode can be heard by visiting www.iheart.com or the iHeart Media app, and searching “That’s So Money.”

MDA summer camp takes place at Camp Lake each June, and is open to kids ages 8 through 17 with neuromuscular disease. Proclaimed by some as “the best week of the year,” campers enjoy swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, derby car races, boat rides, a carnival, Harley side-car rides, a dance and much more. Counselors and activity directors are all volunteers, so funds can go directly to camp.

“First Bank Financial Centre is so generous in supporting MDA summer camp. Without donations like theirs we wouldn’t be able to have all the activities we do. We are very grateful for their contributions,” Williams said.

“Having been a volunteer at MDA Summer Camp going on 11 years now, it feels amazing to have an employer that supports causes close to my heart,” said Becky Miller, marketing manager at FBFC.

“For one week, all these kids are the same as everyone else and participating in activities just like everyone else. I truly appreciate FBFC’s support,” Miller added.

For more information about MDA, summer camp or to donate, visit their website at www.mda.org.