$25,000 gift to UAH Athletics from Bryant Bank Huntsville

Ken Watson (center), President of Bryant Bank Huntsville presents a $25,000 gift to UAH Athletics. It was accepted by Cade Smith, (left) Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Mallie Hale (right), Vice President for University Advancement with team coaches and assistant coaches in attendance.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, has announced Bryant Bank has made a gift of $25,000 to UAH Charger Athletics. This commitment will go to support 14 Men's and Women's athletics programs.

$25,000 gift to UAH Athletics from Bryant Bank Huntsville
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"To get such a generous contribution during the pandemic is just truly unbelievable," says Dr. Cade Smith, UAH Director of Athletics. "This is the second year in a row they have made this gift, and we were certainly blessed last year through their generosity as well. For this gift to come right now speaks volumes, and it is hard to put into words how grateful we are for Bryant Bank."

This commitment is an unrestricted gift that will go to support the entire UAH athletic program and will benefit the entire Huntsville community.

"One thing that we want to do as a department is to be Huntsville's team, and in order to do that, we need the kind of support that Bryant Bank is able to give," Dr. Smith says. "To see that they appreciate what we are trying to do here at UAH in athletics and overall as an institution makes us extremely proud, and I hope they are equally as proud to be a part of Huntsville's team!"

"UAH has a highly successful athletic program and a rich history in the Huntsville community," says Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President. "The student-athletes are not only outstanding competitors in their respective sports, but also highly accomplished in the classroom and terrific ambassadors for sports in our community. Bryant Bank is excited to gift another $25,000 this year to the UAH Athletic Department to assist with the recruitment and development of its student-athletes and promote its athletic programs…Charge-On!"

About Bryant Bank: Founded in 2005 by Paul W. Bryant, Jr., Bryant Bank's vision is to see every Alabamian experience a financially stable future and live in a thriving community. Bryant Bankers put care into action to help Alabamians invest in their full potential every day. The Bank offers 16 branches and one loan production office in five of Alabama's six largest markets and employs over 260 bankers. Bryant Bank provides personal, business, and mortgage banking services, as well as Treasury Management Services, Correspondent Banking, and Capital Markets.



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