Lee Franhouser, President of Floridian Community Bank, and his team the Floridian Community Cowboys at the 2015 “Buck Off” Championships.
Wellington, Florida – Being civic-minded isn’t just lip service for the Floridian Community Bank.
Floridian Community Bank is continuing its role as the title sponsor for the popular Vinceremos “Buck Off” competition, an exciting mechanical bull-riding contest, to benefit the therapeutic riding center.
Floridian Community Bank has sponsored the “Buck Off” since its inception when it was just a one-night event. The “Buck Off” has now grown to three qualifying events leading up to the championships at the 29th Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction on Feb 19. This event is organized by Vinceremos Young Professionals, chaired by dressage rider Devon Kane.
The Floridian Community Bank “Buck Off” preliminary competitions will be held at the White Horse Tavern on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. The winning teams from those three competitions will advance to the championship at International Polo Club on Feb. 19.
Vinceremos CEO Bill Carter is excited to have Floridian Community Bank returning as the title sponsor for the “Buck Off”.
“The “Buck Off” raises awareness for the Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction,” said Carter. “The benefit funds the Vinceremos annual budget and programs, care for the horses and upkeep of the center.”
Four-person teams compete in the “Buck Off” preliminary rounds, where individual scores are totaled to determine the winning team. Riders are scored on their bull-riding skill and style and must keep one hand in the air at all times. Extra points are given for character, team “spirit” and costumes.
A panel of four judges awards up to 25 points to each rider as teams strive for a perfect score of 100. Teams can compete in all three preliminary rounds. The entry fee is $100 per team per round. Anyone, of any age, is welcome to compete. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. However, riders under the age of 18 need a parent’s signature to secure a spot. Also, if you don’t have a full team, the “Buck Off’ crew will help find you other strays.
In addition to the “Buck Off” championship, the 29th Annual Vinceremos Dinner and Auction includes a live auction, with a separate silent auction lounge boasting over 150 exciting items to bid on.
For more information about the Floridian Community Bank Vinceremos “Buck Off” as well as the Annual Dinner and Auction, visit www.vinceremos.org or call Eques Solutions at 561-227-1537.
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization that provides equine assisted therapies for persons with varying physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Founded in 1982, the VTRC facility is located in Loxahatchee, Florida, directly behind Palms West Hospital. The “Buck Off” and Annual Benefit play an important role in helping Vinceremos meet its financial goals.
About Floridian Community Bank:
Floridian Community Bank, founded in 2003, is a state chartered bank having been recently recognized by Bauer Financial as one of the strongest banks in the nation. The bank is FDIC insured and an Equal Housing Lender. The Wellington Office is located at 1314 Greenview Shores Blvd., Wellington; the Delray Beach Office is located at 4850 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach; the Juno Beach Office is located at 14235 U.S. 1, Juno Beach and the Broward County Office is situated at 5599 S. University Drive in Davie.
Floridian Community Bank meets the needs of businesses and consumers with cutting edge products and services delivered with old fashioned customer care. Product and services include customary loan and deposit products including CDs, money market accounts, lines of credit and home loans along with a range of other offerings such as lock box services, safe deposit boxes, internet banking, free in-network ATM usage, Remote Capture banking and much more.
Floridian Community Bank has a history of community service and civic involvement in Palm Beach County and Broward County. In addition to supporting Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, the bank and its executives have worked on behalf of organizations such as the Dan Marino Foundation, Hope Outreach, The Concussion Clinic at Nova Southeastern University and The American Cancer Society.