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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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5/17/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

2nd Annual Hope Starts Here 5K this Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Florida Capital Bank(FLCBank), a nationally chartered community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, announced its partnership for the second year with Operation New Hope to present the Hope Starts Here 5K and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.

The race will begin and end at Operation New Hope’s offices in historic Springfield, located at 1830 N. Main Street. Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to register; all will enjoy a route that takes participants through a neighborhood with charming tree-lined streets, past homes dating back to the early 1900s and along sections of the Emerald Trail.


After the race, Operation New Hope’s great neighbors at Strings Sports Brewery will be hosting the Hope Starts Here 5k Breakfast and Brews at their fun restaurant with hoops, darts, and other games. Strings Sports Brewery is the perfect place to reflect on the race and recharge.


Proceeds from the race will support the nonprofit organization’s efforts to build safer communities, stronger economies, and more stable families through programs such as workforce training, mental health services and job placement for people affected by the criminal justice system.

“Whenever someone crosses a finish line in their life — whether it’s a personal goal, a professional accomplishment, or a 5K with friends and family — it has the power to inspire hope in someone else,” said Reggie Fullwood, President and CEO of Operation New Hope. “In the last 24 years, we have provided support and training to over 10,000 people to help reconnect them to the workforce, their families, and the community after involvement with the criminal justice system. We are so thankful to partner with FLCBank again this year and are grateful for their continued support of our life-changing programs.”

FLCBank was founded to provide solutions that support the financial success of businesses and their owners. After learning about the positive outcomes of Operation New Hope’s programs for job seekers and employers alike, members of the bank’s community engagement team toured the organization’s offices to garner a stronger understanding of their work. That meeting led to a partnership that bank leaders hope will encourage other businesses to give back to the neighborhoods they call home.

“We are honored to work with Operation New Hope.


This event represents a step forward in making Jacksonville’s economy one where second chances are celebrated every day,” said Mark Johnson, President, and CEO of FLCBank. “Through our volunteer efforts like this event, FLCBank provides meaningful support to organizations who help make the communities where we live and work stronger and better for everyone.”


Registration for the Hope Starts Here 5Kis now open through 1st Place Sports. For more information about the Hope Starts Here 5K, visit operationnewhope.org.




About Florida Capital Bank, N.A.(FLCBank):
Florida Capital Bank, N.A. (FLCB) is a Jacksonville-based community bank with offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville and the Tampa Bay areas, with online services available nationwide. Since 2004, Florida Capital Bank has provided personal and business banking solutions that blend sophisticated technology with industry-leading customer service. Florida Capital Bank specializes in treasury services, commercial& SBA lending, residential mortgage lending and electronic payment solutions. To learn more, visit FloridaCapitalBank.com.

About Operation New Hope:
With over 24 years of experience providing job readiness training and reentry services in Florida, Operation New Hope is a leader in the field. Our Ready4Release, Ready4Work, and Ready4Success programs improve reentry and employment outcomes by creating opportunities for people to become productive, responsible citizens after involvement with the criminal justice system. We build stronger communities through strategic partnerships with local businesses, community-based organizations, workforce alliances, educational institutions, and the judicial system. Our programs save Florida taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing recidivism, improving public safety, reuniting families, and encouraging self-sufficiency. Learn more at www.operationnewhope.org


Press Contacts:

FLCBank: Anita Speck or Beth Touchton

aspeck@flcb.com or btouchton@flcb.com

904-245-7015 or 904.245.7101


Operation New Hope: Amanda Mahan


o. 904-354-4673, ext. 141

c. 904-576-2967


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