Manatee Chamber seeks help for Big Bank Theory event

November 7, 2013 

Chamber seeks Big Bank Theory volunteers

MANATEE -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and its partner, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, needs volunteers for its Big Bank Theory event at Manatee County high schools.

The Big Bank Theory teaches students the importance of budgeting, saving money, and prioritizing spending decisions. During the program, students are engaged in a hands-on, real-life financial simulation introducing them to the realities of being financially sensible while gaining valuable experience paying bills and making daily decision essential to being a responsible adult.

Community volunteers are needed to help man stations from 7:30-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates at these schools:

• Thursday-Friday at Bayshore High;

• Wednesday-Thursday at Lakewood Ranch High;

• Nov. 14-15 at Manatee High;

• Nov. 18-19 at Braden River High; and

• Nov. 20-21 at Palmetto High.

For more information or to volunteer, call Jahna Leinhauser at 941-748-4842, ext. 172, or email

Vitale's tennis tournament kicks off with a party

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The 2013 Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic kicks off with a welcome party and meet-and-greet event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.

Tickets are $25 and include salad, barbecue, carving stations, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. There's also a cash bar and live music. RSVP by calling 907-4700.

The three-day tournament runs through Sunday and includes teams from Notre Dame, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Princeton and Virginia. Proceeds go to Vitale's V Foundation for cancer research.

There will also be a special "Friday Night Lights" happy hour event with matches from 5:30-8 p.m. plus live music and entertainment. A $20 wrist band will include unlimited beer and wine and appetizers.

-- Herald staff reports

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