Welcome to our thirteenth annual tournament at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. The Freedom Bank Founders Club Invitational is always a highlight of our summer. Thanks to our sponsors - the events, prizes and the tournament itself get better every year, which makes it a thrill for all of us at the bank.
The Freedom Bank Founders Club was established while we were seeking our bank charter. Charter members of the Founders Club are the shareholders in Freedom Bancshares, Inc. which is the sole shareholder of Freedom Bank.
To truly be a "community" bank, there must be a real group of friends, people of similar interests and goals, working together in an atmosphere of trust, shared vision and integrity. That spirit is at the core of the Freedom Bank Founders Club. Our shareholders knew who we were going to be, when we were just another bank opening in a trailer in Johnson County.
One of the cornerstones of our philosophy is that the more value we bring our core group, the more our community will prosper. Our Club events have been perfect opportunities for our members to become better acquainted with each other and allows us to live out our philosophy of building a network of committed, visionary people who are motivated to grow not only Freedom Bank, but our community as well.
Thank you very much and we look forward to your involvement in this year's tournament!
Kurt A. Knutson
Founder, Chairman and CEO