PlainsCapital Bank Will Serve as Presenting Sponsor for VAMOS Scholarship Golf Tournament in McAllen, Texas
PlainsCapital Bank will serve as presenting sponsor for the
18th annual Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) golf tournament in McAllen, Texas on March 1, 2014. VAMOS strives to address the educational needs of Hispanic students in the Rio Grande Valley by offering four-year renewable scholarships and mentoring assistance. As presenting sponsor, PlainsCapital Bank will make a direct donation to the VAMOS scholarship program.
VAMOS is currently helping more than 165 students pay for their post-secondary education. Ninety-four percent of students involved in the program graduate from colleges across the state of Texas and nationwide.
The golf tournament is VAMOS’s major scholarship fundraiser as well as one of the most anticipated tournaments in South Texas. While last year’s event raised more than $800,000, VAMOS hopes to reach their goal of $1 million at this year’s tournament.
“PlainsCapital Bank’s support of the VAMOS scholarship program demonstrates their dedication and commitment to the new employees and residents of the Rio Grande Valley,” said Eddie Leal, EVP, regional operation manager at PlainsCapital Bank. “VAMOS is a wonderful organization that changes the lives of low-income Hispanic students in the Rio Grande Valley by helping them achieve their four-year degree.”