Central Bank of Missouri will act as the title sponsor for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri's annual “An Evening of Heart & Hope” auction. As the first title sponsor ever, Central Bank will donate $10,000 to the organization, as well as dedicate their resources of time and talent to assist in making the auction a success.

“Children are the most valuable resource in our community,” said Central Bank President Rob Volker. “They form the foundation for the future of our society. The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to the betterment of kids’ lives, and we are proud to support, and be associated with, such a wonderful cause.”

“The generosity of Central Bank is simply amazing,” said Club Executive Director Brett-Barth Fagan. “Their financial gift, in addition to the time of bank employees to assist in the planning and execution of the auction, puts us on a track that leads to success. With Rob and his staff’s help, we are very hopeful of attaining our $125,000 goal.”

The bank will also dedicate additional resources above and beyond its financial contribution to assist in the auction’s success.

“An Evening of Heart & Hope,” presented by Central Bank, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at the MEC Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale December 17.

For more information, or to vote for one of the Pink Flamingo Award nominees, visit the Club’s website at bgckids.com.