For the second year in a row, Fenner Melstrom & Dooling PLC (FMD) and Talmer Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of Talmer Bancorp, Inc., organized a charity softball fundraiser September 26 at Poppleton Park in Birmingham, to benefit HAVEN of Oakland County. Talmer Bank won the softball game 13 to 11, but the real winner was HAVEN, which received $1,547 raised by both teams. FMD and Talmer sold tickets to friends and family, in addition to running a small concession stand at the game to raise money. Each year FMD and Talmer take turns selecting a charity; this year FMD chose HAVEN.
The idea began two years ago in a meeting between FMD Partner Brian Hunter and Talmer Managing Director Bill Stachnik.
“Being involved in the community is really important to all of us at FMD,” said Hunter. “Bill and I hope to continue this tradition of raising money for a cause for many years to come.”