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On a Growing Pace for Children

Tuesday May 22, 2012

 

On a lovely April morning, mobank hosted its third-annual Pace for the Place walk, at its Brookside branch.

This year’s three-mile stroll on the Trolley Track Trail through the neighborhood raised a record $20,000 for The Children’s Place, an agency that serves the developmental and mental health needs of children who have been abused, neglected or suffered a trauma.

“When we opened our Brookside branch in 2010, we wanted to be good neighbors and make a positive difference for this close community. So instead of a grand opening party, we started this walk,” said George Satterlee, executive vice president/chief administrative officer of mobank. “It seemed like a natural fit for our Brookside neighbors to join us to benefit such a great organization that’s located just a few blocks away.”

The tradition that began in 2010 with about 130 walkers and a handful of sponsors grew to 225 walkers this year, with support from 23 sponsors.

“Brookside is the iconic walkable neighborhood, so a Saturday morning springtime stroll is part of the culture,” Satterlee said. “We’re proud and grateful that our neighbors, customers and friends have embraced this fundraiser and helped to benefit this important cause.”

Walkers celebrated completing the walk with a pancake breakfast catered by Chris Cakes and coffee from another Brookside neighbor, The Roasterie. Check out the short video on mobank’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

More about The Children’s Place
The Children's Place has met the developmental and mental health needs of the very youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other trauma since 1978. The agency's specialized expertise in working with traumatized young children from Kansas City and beyond has made The Children's Place a recognized leader in its field. Learn more at http://www.tcpkc.org/.

 

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