Atlantic Capital Bank Announces Major Sponsorship Role with 2017 Third Annual Latin Festival
(May 1, 2017) Chattanooga— Atlantic Capital Bank, NA has announced a $10,000 contribution in support of the 2017 Third Annual Latin Festival, hosted by Chattanooga State Community College’s International Outreach Office. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Highland Park Commons located at 2000 Union Avenue, in downtown Chattanooga. Latin Festival is a free community celebration with event proceeds benefitting Chattanooga State Foundation’s Latino Scholarship Fund and Chattanooga State’s English as a Second Language Program, which has been offered in Highland Park since 2001.
“We are very grateful for the support of sponsors such as Atlantic Capital Bank. Last year, Latin Festival proceeds helped make it possible to award 98 scholarships, including 23 Latino Scholars and 75 ESL Scholars,” said Gladys Pineda-Loher, Director of International Community Outreach at Chattanooga State.
“Atlantic Capital Bank is delighted to partner with Chattanooga State to help fund this exceptional event which attracts a vast number of local individuals and businesses. We are committed to partnerships that provide a meaningful impact in the communities we serve. Our pillars of giving focus on education, job creation and affordable housing; this event allows us to positively impact our community,” said Jeff Olingy, Director of Community Engagement at Atlantic Capital Bank.
2017 Latin Festival marks the third year for the cultural event, presented as a Caribbean carnival with fun for all ages and backgrounds. It features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, a pavilion of faith, Latino-American soccer tournament, visual artists’ showcase and a Hispanic heritage fashion display.
Event vendors and participants include: 2017 Latino-American Soccer Cup, City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, Chattanooga Sports Ministries, YMCA Metro, Highland Park Neighborhood Association, Chattanooga Neighborhood Association, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, La Paz Chattanooga, Chattanooga Zoo, 27 Hispanic Churches, Chattanooga Football Club, Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Department of Education. Leadership support sponsors are: Benwood Foundation, MacLellan Foundation, Atlantic Capital Bank, TVA and EPB, plus other key local sponsors.
For more information about the 2017 Third Annual Latin Festival, visit the event website at www.latinfestivalcha.org.