TS Bank employees gift check to City of Ames employee

TS Bank donates $5,000 to support Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center in Story County

April 19, 2024

Ames, Iowa, April 19, 2024 – TS Bank is proud to announce a $5,000 donation to the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center, a forthcoming community facility set to enrich the lives of residents in Story County and surrounding areas. This contribution will be utilized to construct a safe, accessible indoor aquatic facility for families, children and individuals of all ages.

The Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center, spanning 38,900 square feet, boasts three distinct pool basins: a lap pool, a zero-depth entry pool with play structure and a current channel, and a wellness pool. The aquatics portion of the building also features a unique body slide connecting both indoor and outdoor spaces. Additionally, the facility offers two multi-purpose rooms tailored for youth and adult activities, further enhancing its role as a community hub for recreation, fitness and water safety education.

“At TS Bank, we are deeply committed to enhancing the well-being and vitality of our community,” said Ames Branch Manager, Kelli Hecker. “Supporting the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center aligns with our mission to IGNITE PROSPERITY®. We are excited about the positive impact this facility will have on the quality of life for our clients and neighbors in Story County.”

This donation from TS Bank will ensure families, children and individuals of all ages can continue to enjoy a safe and accessible aquatic environment close to home. TS Bank's newest full-service branch is now open and located at 402 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa.

Picture above: A current rendering of the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center

The ground-breaking ceremony for the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center is scheduled for April 24, 2024, at 11 a.m., with plans for the public opening in Fall 2025. Keith Abraham, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Ames, expressed gratitude for TS Bank’s support, emphasizing the facility’s potential to offer warm water aquatic opportunities for all ages.

“We are so grateful for the generosity TS Bank has shown by supporting the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center – a facility that will afford residents of Ames, Story County and the surrounding area the opportunity to experience lifelong aquatic programs and activities,” said Keith Abraham.

For more information about the Fitch Family Indoor Aquatic Center or to offer financial support, visit www.cityofames.com or contact Keith Abraham at keith.abraham@cityofames.org or 515.239.5349. Join us in celebrating this exciting milestone at the ground-breaking ceremony on April 24, 2024, located on the north side of IDOT, 115 North Elm in Ames, Iowa.

Pictured above: Keith Abraham, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Ames, Kelli Hecker, branch manager and Paige Hays, universal banker with TS Bank in Ames.

City of Ames Parks and Recreation: The Parks and Recreation Department manages 40 parks and offers approximately 200 athletic, aquatic, instructional, and wellness programs. Indoor programs are provided year-round at the Community Center and Ames/ISU Ice Arena. For more information on Ames Parks and Recreation, please call the Community Center at 515.239.5350.

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $456 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $220 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit tsbank.com.