Arvest Wins Dinges Award in Southwest Oklahoma

Wednesday, December 07 at 05:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank was awarded the Most Creative Partnership during the 2016 Lawton-Fort Sill Co-Op’s Major General Edward A. Dinges Awards banquet on Dec. 1. The award is Arvest’s fifth in the last seven years.

The Dinges Awards recognize the year’s top military-civilian alliances with the Most Creative Partnership Award presented annually to “a civilian business and a military unit that best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation between Lawton and Fort Sill.”

The award was given to Arvest and the Fires Center of Excellence for their partnership in Arvest Night at Cameron University’s Aggie gym. Active military and veterans were allowed entry for no cost to an Aggie basketball game last season. That night, Arvest and Cameron honored more than 100 soldiers from Fort Sill’s Fires Center of Excellence.

“We are grateful to be awarded for a partnership with the Fires Center of Excellence that is very important to us,” Arvest Southwest Oklahoma President David Madigan said. “Fort Sill and the Co-Op are important to Lawton and Southwest Oklahoma. We always look forward to working with Fort Sill and hope to again in the future.”

Arvest and Cameron have partnered for the 6th Annual Arvest Night on Jan. 5, 2017, when the Aggies host the University of Texas-Permian Basin. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men following approximately 30 minutes after the women’s game.

The Co-Op was first introduced by Commanding General of Fort Sill MG Edward Dinges to the Chamber on June 27, 1980. Just less than five years later, President Ronald Reagan presented the President’s Citation Program Award to the Chamber for the founding of the Co-Op.
 
Three other partnerships were awarded during the banquet. The Most Impactful Project Award went to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the 428th Field Artillery Brigade. Comanche County Memorial Hospital and the 428th Field Artillery Brigade won the award for Most Volunteers on a Project. Goodyear and the Fires Center of Excellence were presented the Most Partnership Events award for their five ventures. 

Tags: Award, Community Support, Southwest Oklahoma
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