For its longtime partnership in support of healthy living, First National Bank has earned the YMCA Mission Partner Award on Monday from the Greater Oklahoma City YMCA, which comprises 15 separate facilities including Chickasha’s.
Presented by Oklahoma’s YMCA Executive Director Kelly Kay, the award was delivered to FNBT President & CEO John Gorton.
From left are local YMCA Board Chairman Mike Van Sickle, who is a senior vice president for community banking at FNBT; John Gorton; Kelly Kay; Bank Chairman Pat Brooks, a lifelong YMCA supporter; and Lewis Knisley, who serves as executive director of the local YMCA. Monday’s event was a virtual annual meeting with online guests, as well as the YMCA’s annual campaign kickoff.
“We are pleased to partner with the YMCA and recognize the support system you provide to our young people is invaluable,” Gorton said. “Keep up the excellent work.”
Now serving his third year as chairman of the local YMCA, bank Senior Vice President Mike Van Sickle receives the Volunteer of the Year Award on Monday from the Greater Oklahoma City YMCA, comprising 15 facilities.
Van Sickle has been associated with the YMCA in several Oklahoma communities where he has lived or worked, and since he joined the First National Bank & Trust Co. team in Chickasha three years ago, he became a regular user and enthusiastic supporter of the local YMCA.
“Making time for fitness and healthy living is a battle for me and everyone who wishes to remain healthy,” Van Sickle said. “I’m honored to be recognized as a volunteer, but it’s not a hard job telling the story of how the YMCA encourages so many people – young and old – to work hard toward goals in healthy living. This team endured some hardships during the pandemic and yet the need among local families didn’t change at all. I support the YMCA and its mission.”
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