At FirstBank we’re passionate about giving back to the communities in which we serve. Since 2000 we’ve donated over $45 million dollars to area nonprofits, including $5 million in 2013 alone. Making FirstBank the most charitable bank in Colorado.

This week our WEST Market (4 FirstBank locations in Lakewood, CO) organized a ping pong tournament to raise funds for the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. Any and all WEST market employees interested in playing ping pong to raise money for a good cause were encouraged to participate. Each employee paid an entry fee to participate in the tournament. Several matches were played over the week to determine which FirstBank employee would be crowned the tournament champion. One thing you might not know is that FirstBank President & COO, Dave Baker, is some what of a ping pong aficionado. So each year the winner of the employee tournament gets to test their skills against Dave in the culminating match of the tournament.

This year, one of the WEST market Banking Officers, Felipe Bedon earned his right to take on our President Dave Baker. Here are some highlights and the historic rally of the final match of this year’s tournament.

Dave scores a nice point against Felipe [Slow-mo]

Felipe defeats Dave in the final rally of the Championship Match

Congratulations to Felipe for taking Dave out; the first time this has EVER happened. The tournament raised over $800 which will be given directly to Junior Achievement. Big thank you to all the WEST market employees for all your support and participation!

Felipe & Dave [cropped]

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