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First Federal Bank of Kansas City and Kansas City Current Partner to Launch Hometown Heroes Platform

First Federal Bank of Kansas City and Kansas City Current Partner to Launch Hometown Heroes Platform
Community bank announces sponsorship agreement with professional women’s soccer team

First Federal Bank of Kansas City announced a partnership with the Kansas City Current, the city’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) franchise.

“We viewed this as an opportunity to support a world-class professional sports franchise,” said J.R. Buckner, bank president and CEO. “At the heart of what it means to be a community bank, especially a mutually-owned bank like First Federal, is stewardship. We see our local sports teams as assets of the entire community and we’re excited to play a role in the stewardship of this great new addition to KC.”

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First Federal Bank will be the presenting partner of Hometown Heroes at every home match. Hometown Heroes will honor military personnel, first responders, nonprofit leaders and other individuals whose efforts support and advance the vibrant local community.

“The team believes strongly in community, diversity and inclusion, and we found terrific alignment with the bank’s vision of homeownership and prosperity for all. This collaboration will allow us to increase our efforts in the wider Kansas City community and beyond,” Buckner added.

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“A cornerstone of our franchise is utilizing our platform to recognize the tremendous work being done in Kansas City,” said Kansas City Current Chief Operating Officer Amber Cox. “We are thrilled to partner with First Federal Bank on the Hometown Heroes initiative to celebrate the unsung heroes that are the driving force behind making Kansas City a special place to live and work.”

The KC Current will play their 2022 home matches at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS, while awaiting the expected 2024 opening of its $70-million stadium located at Berkley Riverfront Park in Kansas City, MO. The downtown Kansas City stadium is the first purpose-built for an NWSL club.

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