Zebulon Boys & Girls Club Receives Mudcats Playoff Tickets

Raleigh, N.c. (PressExposure) September 30, 2008 -- Zebulon native Dale Merritt, financial advisor for Banyan Rock & Talent, a provider of financial planning and insurance services, has donated 40 Carolina Mudcats playoff tickets to the Zebulon Boys & Girls Club.

Merritt supports the Boys & Girls Club mission that focuses on reaching out to at-risk children in the community and providing them with the resources necessary to become responsible citizens.

“Game tickets are usually not in our budget, and when we do receive donations they’re typically for regular season games,” said Karl Thoma, director of the Zebulon Boys & Girls Club. “Dale’s playoff ticket donation was a great treat for club members and their families.”

Community programs like the Boys & Girls Club are important in helping at-risk children and their families. Wake County alone has an estimated 30 to 39 gangs with the average age of membership being 15, according to the Comprehensive Assessment of Gangs in North Carolina. Donations like Merritt’s provide fun social activities for children where they are needed most.

“I’m excited about giving children the chance to enjoy all their community has to offer,” said Merritt. “Donating baseball tickets to the Boys & Girls Club is one way I can support my community.”

For more information on ways you can help the Zebulon Boys & Girls Club, visit http://www.wakebgc.org/kids_clubs/zebulon

About Dale Merritt: Dale Merritt is a wealth strategist with Banyan Rock & Talent. Having grown up in Zebulon, Dale is eager to provide financial opportunities to the community in which he was raised, offering real estate and retirement planning as well as other financial services to eastern Wake County. Merritt has several securities registrations including Series 6, 7, 63 and 66, as well as a Long-Term Care Insurance license and a Life Insurance license. Merritt believes in remaining active in the community. In addition to being part of the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce and the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, he maintains active membership in the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and the Appalachian State University Triangle Alumni Chapter. He and his wife, Katie, also volunteer with the Paw Prints Animal Rescue in Garner. For more information, call (919) 782-0033 or visit [http://www.dalemerritt.net]

About The Zebulon Boys & Girls Club: The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Club programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging and a sense of power of influence. Core programs include: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.

About Banyan Rock & Talent: Based in Raleigh, Banyan Rock & Talent is a collaboration of registered reps with FSC Securities Corporation. Founded in 1986 on the philosophy that strength, growth and the diversification of their client’s hard-earned money is made possible through knowledge, diligence and years of experience, Banyan Rock & Talent specializes in areas including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable annuities, retirement strategies, market timers, life insurance, disability insurance and applied real estate. All strategists are registered representatives offering securities through FSC Securities Corporation, a registered broker-dealer, and member of FINRA/SIPC. For further information, visit 3356 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27609, or call (919) 782-0033.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 25, 2008 at 11:19 am
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