First Federal Bank raises over $17,000 for local charities with classic contest

Chloe Baul//September 19, 2023

First Federal Bank charities

Winners of the 2023 tournament (First Federal Bank photo).

First Federal Bank raises over $17,000 for local charities with classic contest

Chloe Baul//September 19, 2023

MERIDIAN, ID — On Sept. 14, First Federal Bank hosted its third annual Treasure Valley Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of Champions at the Julius M. Kleiner Park Bandshell in Meridian. Thirty local businesses participated in a single-elimination bracket competition, with a grand prize of $17,600 in charitable contributions.

“We are delighted to see the collaborative spirit of the businesses in the Treasure Valley and their support of the vital work of our local non-profits,” said Jim Reames, First Federal Bank senior vice president and Treasure Valley Market president. “As a leader in community impact, First Fed is honored to enable the philanthropic efforts of our community partners.”

Businesses paid an entry fee to participate in the tournament, and these funds were pooled to create cash prizes for the top four winners and a special award for the Best Introduction.

The first-place winner received $10,000 for their chosen charity, followed by $4,000 for the second-place contestant, $2,000 for the third-place finisher, and $1,000 for the fourth-place finalist. The Best Introduction category, worth $600, recognized the business with the most engaging and entertaining stage entrance.

Here are the winners of the 2023 tournament and their chosen charitable recipients:

1st Place: Brenon Lawrence, Elite Restoration Donation of $10,000 to the Meridian Fire Fighters Burnout and Benevolence Fund

2nd Place: Alysa Beauchamp, Conger Management Group Donation of $4,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

3rd Place: Courtney Garner, Foothills Physical Therapy Donation of $2,000 to Bustin’ Out of Boise

4th Place: Jake Dyer, DK Constructors Donation of $1,000 to First Tee of Idaho

Best Introduction: CBH Homes Donation of $600 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Light the Night Walk, Boise)

For more information about First Federal Bank’s Rock, Paper, Scissors initiative, visit www.bankfirstfed.com/rps.