Area nonprofits score with ANB and Sky Sox

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Lonnie Parsons with ANB Bank presents a donation to Angela Komar with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region during the 2013 Home Run Hits season.

Lonnie Parsons with ANB Bank presents a donation to Angela Komar with CASA of the Pikes Peak Region during the 2013 Home Run Hits season.

Last baseball season, ANB Bank and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox teamed up to raise money for four local nonprofits in the Home Run Hits program. The program was a hit and is returning for its second season.

The Sky Sox’s home season is broken into four quarters. Each nonprofit will receive $50 for each home run hit during their quarter of the season.

This year’s non-profit organizations, in order of their home game blocks, are Safe Passage (April 11-May 6), Ronald McDonald House (May 7-June 13), Pikes Peak Community Action Agency (June 14-July 25) and the Alzheimer’s Association (July 26-Aug. 27).

The Home Run Hits program was designed by both Lonnie Parsons, regional president of ANB Bank’s southern Colorado region, and Chris Phillips, assistant general manager and director of sales for the Sky Sox, to offer local nonprofits positive exposure.

“The season brings in over 350,000 fans,” Parsons said. “This program gives the organizations a good deal of public recognition. Each of the organizations has a unique mission, and each has a small group of people driving the organization.”

Last year was the inaugural year for the partnership with the Colorado Sky Sox, the triple-A team for the Colorado Rockies, and the program benefited Partners In Housing, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, CASA and TESSA with $3,400 in donations.

ANB Bank has 37 banking locations in Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Its parent company, Sturm Financial Group, maintains financial strength embodied in over $2 billion in assets.