a group of people pose in a gymnasium with a check
(front row) Mallie Hale, UAH Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of UAH Foundation; Ken Watson, Bryant Bank President; Dr. Cade Smith, UAH Athletics Director; Dr. Helen Lien, UAH Senior Development Officer; (middle row) UAH Athletics coaches and staff; (back rows) UAH student athletes.
Michael Mercier | UAH

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 help support 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.

The gift marks the fourth year in a row that Bryant Bank has made this contribution to UAH team sports.

“Bryant Bank's continued support of Charger Athletics, our university and the community is simply outstanding,” says UAH Director of Athletics Cade Smith. “Their gift directly impacts the experience of our student-athletes and helps to enhance their time here at UAH.”

This latest commitment will benefit the entire Huntsville community as an unrestricted donation that will continue to support the UAH athletics program.

“Being a community-focused business, we are grateful for the impact UAH Athletics has on our community,” says Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President. “We are proud to support the hundreds of young men and women student-athletes, the coaches and Athletic Department at UAH. The student-athletes and everyone involved with UAH Athletics have established a high standard for performance in competition and academically.  This same standard, which is present in our business, will stay with them into the future.  We are honored to have the opportunity to continue our support of UAH Athletics.”

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.

About the UAH Chargers: UAH sponsors six men's and seven women's varsity athletics programs. UAH is a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), competing in Division II in 15 sports. UAH is a member of the Gulf South Conference in all sports except men's lacrosse (Peach Belt Conference).



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