|Colonial Donates $5,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/YMCA-Donation.aspx||Colonial Donates $5,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth||<p>Colonial recently gave a generous donation of $5,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.
<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial-Savings-YMCA-check-presentation-10-27-2016-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/YMCA-Donation/Colonial-Savings-YMCA-check-presentation-10-27-2016-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 10px;width:375px;height:291px;" /> </p><p>The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth was established in 1890 and in 1903 the first YMCA was organized to serve Fort Worth's African American community. Currently with 13 branches, a sports complex and camp, the organization continues to strengthen the Fort Worth community through encouraging youth development, emphasizing healthy living as well as inspiring social responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>Pictured from left to right: Tony Shuman, YMCA President, Teri McGuill, SVP/Chief Development Officer and Brent Davis, DFW Commercial Bank President.</p><p> </p><p> </p>||2016-10-31T04:00:00Z|
|Colonial Gives $1,000 Grant to "Night of Hope"||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/night-of-hope.aspx||Colonial Gives $1,000 Grant to "Night of Hope"||<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="6Stones-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/night-of-hope/6Stones-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 10px;width:375px;height:286px;" />Colonial has donated a $1,000 grant to support 6 Stones' Night of Hope program. </p><p>The Night of Hope program allows Colonial to share the Joy of Christmas with more than 4,000 deserving children and their families in the HEB community. </p><p>To find out more, visit www.6Stones.org.</p><p>Pictured from left to right: Cindy Griffith, Colleyville Banking Center Manager, Chris Brooks, Colonial Senior Relationship Manager, Scott Sheppard, Executive Director of 6 Stones, Ciara O'Modhrain, Development Manager for 6 Stones and Brian Cramer, Director of CPR of 6 Stones.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>||2016-10-12T04:00:00Z|
|Colonial Sponsors Colleyville Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Luncheon||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/ColleyvilleChamberLuncheon.aspx||Colonial Sponsors Colleyville Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Luncheon||<p>Colonial served as the September event sponsor for the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce non-profit luncheon. The luncheon celebrated local, non-profit charities that assist in supporting the Colleyville community by providing valuable services to those in need. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Founded in 1976, the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is "to promote the economic, civic and cultural well-being of the Colleyville area."</p>||2016-09-28T04:00:00Z|
|Relentless Racing Update - August 2016||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016.aspx||Relentless Racing Update - August 2016||<p>Colonial-sponsored multisport racing team Relentless Racing is in the heart of racing season. Relentless Racing, who consists of nine members, competes in events across the United States and around the world. Below are some recent results from the 2016 racing season.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Alison Miller</strong></p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Relentless-Alison.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Relentless-Alison.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" />On Saturday, May 21, Miller placed sixth overall in the women's division at the eleventh annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs' 50-mile race in Los Alamos, NM. The run includes stretches of extremely steep climbs and descents on very technical terrain at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet.</p><p>The Ironman 70.3 Vineman took place on Saturday, July 9. Held in Napa, CA, Miller placed third and qualified for the 2017 World Championships.</p><p>Miller placed second at the El Scorcho run at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas on July 16 and 17. This year marked the tenth year of the annual run which began at 11 p.m. and lasted into the early morning hours.</p><p>On Sunday, August 7, Miller competed in the River Cities Triathlon in Benton, LA, where she won the women's championship. In a field of nearly 900 racers, it is a tremendous accomplishment.</p><p>Miller will be competing in the grueling 100 mile Leadville Trail 100, in Leadville, CO, on August, 20.</p><p> </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Relentless-Brian.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Relentless-Brian.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" /><strong>Brian Miller</strong></p><p>Miller won the Master's Division of the River Cities Triathlon in Benton, LA, on August 7. Former winners include Lance Armstrong and numerous other professional triathletes. </p><p>Miller will also be competing in the Leadville Trail 100 on August, 20. The 100 mile race covers extreme terrain in the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,600 feet.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Cyril Russell</strong></p><p>Russell qualified to race at the World Championships for the Ironman 70.3 in Australia with his race results from the Ironman 70.3 at Buffalo Springs Lake in Lubbock, Texas on June 19th. </p><p>Russell will be racing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on September 4!</p><p> </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Justin-at-Mayors-tri-2016.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Relentless-Racing-Update-August2016/Justin-at-Mayors-tri-2016.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:220px;height:220px;" /><strong>Justin Grissom</strong></p><p>Grissom placed third overall at the Mayor's Triathlon held in Downtown Fort Worth on July, 10, 2016. The race consists of a 300-meter swim, 15-mile bike ride throughout Fort Worth and a challenging run.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Loc Ly-Spann</strong></p><p>Ly-Spann will also be competing in Australia at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. He will also compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October, 8. This race covers more than 140 miles!</p><p> </p><p>Congratulations to the entire Relentless Racing team! </p><p> </p>||2016-08-16T04:00:00Z|
|Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail - Fort Worth||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Junior-Achievement-of-the-Chisholm-Trail.aspx||Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail - Fort Worth||<p>Colonial recently donated to the Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisolm Trail – Fort Worth. Headquartered in Fort Worth, JA of the Chisolm Trail also has offices in Abilene, Amarillo and Midland/Odessa. Through innovative partnerships between businesses, educators and volunteers across the region, JA of the Chisholm Trail will reach more than 35,000 kindergarten through twelfth-grade students this year.</p><p>Founded in 1919, JA was originally a high school after-school program teaching students how to create and operate a business. Currently, JA has more than 120 offices in the U.S. and 123 countries around the world and reaches more than 9 million students annually.</p><p>JA offers activity-based interactive instruction that focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and college readiness. Colonial is proud to a supporter to such a strong organization.</p><p>Pictured from left to right: Randal Mays, President, Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth and Robert Turner, VP – CRA Officer, Colonial Savings.</p><p> </p>||2016-07-27T04:00:00Z|
|Shelton Green Guest Speaker||http://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Shelton-Green-Guest-Speaker.aspx||Shelton Green Guest Speaker||<p>On Thursday, May 19, Junior Mortgage Banker <a href="/pages/loanofficer.aspx?name=Shelton%20Green">Shelton Green</a> emceed the 2016 Evening of Honors: The Precursors, as we Saw It panel – Symbols of an Ivory Tower: Past & Present. The event honored the first entering class of African American students to The University of Texas at Austin and served as the culmination of the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of The Herman Sweatt Symposium in Civil Rights, an annual event in recognition of Herman Marion Sweatt, the first African American student to attend UT Austin.</p><p>"It was truly one of the biggest honors I have ever had in my entire life to play such a small role in such a huge part of history," said Green. "To be in the presence of and rub shoulders with pioneers of any kind is always encouraging and always inspiring."</p><p>The ceremony was held at the Etter-Harbin UT Alumni Center in Austin, Texas and featured nearly 30 students in attendance from the UT Austin's first class of African Americans. </p><p>Green joined Colonial in June of 2015 after more than 20 years as a broadcast journalist where he was voted the 2013 "Best Man on the Street" by the Austin Chronicle.</p><p> </p>||2016-06-07T04:00:00Z|