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max4kids The MAX4Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created in 2001 by MAX associates as a way to give back to our community. Throughout the year, MAX volunteers hold fundraisers that include the MAX4Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament, blue jean days, cookbook sales, candy bar sales and other events to raise money. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $240,000 through the MAX4Kids Scholarship program to deserving high school seniors for their scholastic achievements. The MAX4Kids Foundation has also donated over $531,900 to children’s charities in the River Region. Ask about how you can donate to the MAX4Kids Foundation at any convenient MAX branch, or call us at 334-260-2600.

View the 2012 MAX4Kids Annual Report in PDF format. »

2013.09.30 - Tee up for the Fourteenth Annual Max4Kids Golf Tournament

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Join MAX on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, for the Fourteenth Annual MAX4Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama. Golf participants will play on the beautiful Legislator and Judge courses.

Registration is from 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 8:00 a.m.

The MAX4Kids Foundation was founded by MAX employees as a charitable organization to help children in our surrounding communities through a scholarship program and donations to various non-profit organizations. The MAX4Kids Charity Golf Tournament is our largest MAX4Kids fundraiser for the year.

For more information on the golf tournament or sponsorships, please contact Stacey Bell at 334-215-4660 or Tom Ashworth at 334-215-4870.

Register Today for 13th Annual M4K Golf Tournament

Sponsorship Levels: All Golfer's Receive:
Event Sponsor: $1,500 4 Golfers, and signage at Event sponsored

Gold Sponsor: $1,000 4 Golfers and a Tee Sponsor

Silver Sponsor: $600 2 Golfers and a Tee Sponsor

Tee Sponsor: $300

Individual Sponsor: $125 1 Golfer

Friend of MAX4Kids: $100 contribution

Mulligan: $10, donation sold at the course
  • Breakfast prior to tee off
  • Lunch after play
  • Green fees
  • Cart and GPS
  • Golf towel
  • Longest Drive Competition
  • Practice balls
  • Special gift for each golfer
  • Beverage carts

2013.05.3 - MAX4Kids Foundation Awards \$50,000 in Scholarships

(Montgomery, Ala.) – On May 2, 2013, the MAX4Kids Foundation recognized ten graduating seniors from Central Alabama by presenting each with a $5,000 MAX4Kids Scholarship. A committee of area college educators met and chose the following ten scholarship recipients based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, qualities of character and leadership, and essay responses.

The 2013 MAX4Kids Scholarship recipients are:

Audrey Ang – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Annah Blair – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Alicia Cook – Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Maunica Malladi – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Savannah Phinney – Prattville Christian Academy
Alyssa Reynolds – Stanhope Elmore High School
Jordan Rivers – Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Kaitlin Russell – Prattville High School
Savannah Ruud – Wetumpka High School
Morgan Watkins – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School

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Back row L to R: Kaitlin Russell, Savannah Phinney, Jordan Rivers, Alicia Cook, MAX4Kids President D.G. Markwell

Front Row L to R: Maunica Malladi, Morgan Watkins, Audrey Ang

Not Pictured: Annah Blair, Alyssa Reynolds, Savannah Ruud

Since 2001, the MAX4Kids Foundation has awarded $290,000 in scholarships to 120 high school seniors from the River Region.

The MAX4Kids Foundation was founded by MAX as a charitable organization to help children of Central and East Alabama, through scholarships and donations to various non-profit organizations.

2012.10.23 - 13th Annual MAX4Kids Foundation Golf Tournament

2012MAX4KidsGolfTournamentThe MAX4Kids Foundation recently hosted its 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama. The tournament hosted 192 players on RTJ’s Judge and Legislator courses, and more than 110 corporate sponsors and players together raised over $33,000 for the MAX4Kids Foundation.

“The annual Charity Golf Tournament is the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year,” said MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell. “Through MAX4Kids, fantastic organizations and individuals who serve our community are able to make a huge impact on the children in Central and East Alabama.”

The MAX4Kids Foundation assists children in Central and East Alabama through scholarship programs and donations to various charitable organizations. For the past 13 years, the Foundation has donated more than $596,900 to children’s charities and has distributed more than $240,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

Past recipients of donations from the MAX4Kids Foundation include: Common Ground Montgomery, Character at Heart, Children’s Hospital, Kid One Transport and S.T.E.P. Foundation.

2012.09.24 - Help MAX4Kids Foundation by Showing Your Team Spirit

Show your team spirit and help contribute to MAX4Kids Foundation by ordering BRAX® SpiritCups!

Description: BRAX® SpiritCups are an exclusive 3D design. Each pack contains four 18oz cups made from durable dishwasher safe plastic. SpiritCups are made in the USA.MAX4Kids SpiritCups

When: September 24 - October 12, 2012

Where: Order the BRAX® SpiritCups from your nearest MAX branch associate

Available Designs: 94 College Football teams, all National Football League teams, all Major League Baseball teams and five Military

Donation: $15 per package of four - All proceeds benefit the MAX4Kids Foundation.

*Payment is due when order is placed. Checks should be made payable to the MAX4Kids Foundation. Delivery can be expected by November 16, 2012. A MAX associate from your order location will contact you for pick up.

Hurry to your nearest branch and order before October 12. BRAX® SpiritCups would make fantastic Christmas gifts for sports fans!

2012.09.07 - It's Tee Time for MAX4Kids

13th Annual MAX4Kids Golf Tournament

Join MAX on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, for the Thirteenth Annual MAX4Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama. Golf participants will play on the beautiful Legislator and Judge courses.

Registration is from 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 8:00 a.m.

The MAX4Kids Foundation was founded by MAX employees as a charitable organization to help children in our surrounding communities through a scholarship program and donations to various non-profit organizations. The MAX4Kids Charity Golf Tournament is our largest MAX4Kids fundraiser for the year.

For more information on the golf tournament or sponsorships, please contact Stacey Bell at 334-215-4660 or Tom Ashworth at 334-215-4870.

Register Today for 13th Annual M4K Golf Tournament

Sponsorship Levels: All Golfer's Receive:
Event Sponsor: $1,500 4 Golfers, and signage at Event sponsored

Gold Sponsor: $1,000 4 Golfers and a Tee Sponsor

Silver Sponsor: $600 2 Golfers and a Tee Sponsor

Tee Sponsor: $300

Individual Sponsor: $125 1 Golfer

Friend of MAX4Kids: $100 contribution

Mulligan: $10, donation sold at the course
  • Breakfast prior to tee off
  • Lunch after play
  • Green fees
  • Cart and GPS
  • Golf towel
  • Longest Drive Competition
  • Practice balls
  • Special gift for each golfer
  • Beverage carts

2012.08.09 - Cowboys Stadium Classic Ticket Bid Raises Money for MAX4Kids

MAX4Kids Cowboys Classic

Ashley Smith (right)
Winning Bidder, Cowboys Classic Ticket Auction

MAX held an online auction for two tickets to the Alabama vs. Michigan game. The game was held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bidding started on July 23 and ended at 12:30 p.m. on August 9. Participants submitted their bids on myMAX.com. The winning bid of $670.00 was submitted by Ashley Smith.

The proceeds from the bid go to the MAX4Kids Foundation. MAX would like to congratulate Ashley for her winning bid and fun-filled weekend in Texas. Most of all, MAX is appreciate of Ashley's support of the MAX4Kids Foundation!

2012.05.03 - MAX4Kids Foundation Awards 2012 Scholarship Winners

On May 3, 2012, the MAX4Kids Foundation recognized ten graduating seniors from the River Region by presenting each with a $5,000 MAX4Kids Scholarship. A committee of area college educators met and chose the following ten scholarship recipients based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, qualities of character and leadership, and essay responses.

The 2012 MAX4Kids Scholarship recipients are:

Samuel Boswell – Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Daniel Cape – Wetumpka High School
Titus Davis – Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
Jacquelynn Myrick – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Neal Ozee – Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
Tyler Parrish – Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
Amanda Proper – Prattville High School
Cecilia Robinson – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Paige Thaxton – Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
Jacob Wilson – Wetumpka High School

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Back row L to R: Neal Ozee, Tyler Parrish, Samuel Boswell, Titus Davis,
Jacob Wilson, Daniel Cape, MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell

Front Row L to R: Paige Thaxton, Cecilia Robinson, Jacquelynn Myrick, Amanda Proper

Since 2001, the MAX4Kids Foundation has awarded $240,000 in scholarships to 120 high school seniors from the River Region.

2011.12.22 - BCS National Championship Ticket Bid Raises Money for MAX4Kids

December 22, 2011 - MAX held an online auction for two tickets to the 2012 BCS National Championship, LSU vs. Alabama. The bid started December 15, 2011, and lasted until 11:30 a.m., December 22, 2011. Participants submitted bids online at myMAX.com up until the last minute. The winning bid of $2,702.00 was submitted by Gerry Lovelace. Proceeds from the bid go to the MAX4Kids Foundation. MAX congratulates Gerry on winning the tickets and thanks her for supporting MAX4Kids.

Gerry Lovelace wins MAX4Kids BCS Ticket Bid
 Gerry Lovelace, winner of the BCS tickets. 

2011.11.23 - Iron Bowl Ticket Bid Raises Money for MAX4Kids

November 23, 2011 - MAX held an online ticket bid for two tickets to the 2011 Iron Bowl. A congratulations goes to winner Trae Edwards! Trae's top bid of $735.00 will go to the MAX4Kids Foundation.

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Trae Edwards, winner of two Iron Bowl tickets

 

 

2011.10.19 - 12th Annual MAX4Kids Foundation Golf Tournament

(Prattville, Ala.) — The MAX4Kids Foundation, sponsored by MAX Credit Union, recently hosted its 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) golf course in Prattville, Ala.

For the second year in a row, the tournament set a new record for fundraising. The tournament hosted 175 players on RTJ's Legislator and Senator courses, and more than 127 corporate sponsors and players together raised over $33,000 for the MAX4Kids Foundation.

"The annual Charity Golf Tournament is the foundation's largest fundraiser of the year," said MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell. "Through MAX4Kids, fantastic organizations and individuals who serve our community are able to make a huge impact on the children in the River Region."

2011 MAX4Kids Golf Tournament

Carts are lined up and tournament players hit a few practice swings as the
early-morning sun peeks from behind the clouds at the MAX4Kids Charity Golf
Tournament.

The MAX4Kids Foundation assists children in the River Region through scholarship programs and donations to various charitable organizations. For the past 12 years, the Foundation has donated more than $531,900 to children's charities and has distributed more than $200,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

Past recipients of donations from the MAX4Kids Foundation include: Common Ground Montgomery, Character at Heart, Children's Hospital, Kid One Transport and S.T.E.P. Foundation.

 

2011.05.05 - MAX4Kids Foundation Awards 2011 Scholarship Winners

On May 5, 2011, the MAX4Kids Foundation recognized ten graduating seniors from the River Region by presenting each with a $5,000 MAX4Kids Scholarship. A committee of area college educators met and chose the following ten scholarship recipients based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, qualities of character and leadership, and essay responses.

Matthew Berube – Alabama Christian Academy
Jake Clark – Montgomery Catholic Preparatory High School
Zachary Gentle – Loveless Academic Magnet Program
Jordan Holley – Eastwood Christian School
Michael Knotts – Eastwood Christian School
David Mallett – Alabama Christian Academy
Jacqueline McNeilly – Loveless Academic Magnet Program
Trey Poppell – Loveless Academic Magnet Program
Casey Stephenson – Loveless Academic Magnet Program
Russell Willoughby – Loveless Academic Magnet Program

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Back row L to R: Matthew Berube, Michael Knotts, Jake Clark, Zachary Gentle,
David Mallett, MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell

Front Row L to R: Trey Poppell, Russell Willoughby, Casey Stephenson, Jordan Holley,
Jacqueline McNeilly

Since 2001, the MAX4Kids Foundation has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 110 high school seniors from the River Region.

2011.02.23 - MAX4Kids Foundation Presents Check to Character at Heart

The MAX4Kids Foundation made a contribution to Character at Heart February 23, 2011. While Pam Morgan, the executive director of Character at Heart, conducted a teacher's workshop at the MAX Eastdale Branch, MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell and new Board Member Kenneth Hill surprised her with a $5,000 check. Markwell said, "We are so excited to be a part of the character building curriculum in our local schools. Our employees work hard to provide you with funds to help build strong character in our communities. We appreciate so much your commitment to our kids."

MAX4Kids presents check to Character at Heart
(L to R): MAX4Kids Foundation President D.G. Markwell, Board Member
Kenneth Hill and Character at Heart Executive Director Pam Morgan