Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to become the exclusive banking and financial institution sponsor of the Freeman Outdoor Center at the Stompin’ Grounds in Lamar, Mo.

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As part of the agreement, the on-site media facility will be named the Arvest Bank Press Box.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Freeman Outdoor Center at the Stompin’ Grounds and help support a venue that provides so much to our community,” said Doug Phipps, commercial banker for Arvest in Lamar. “The press box will be an outward sign of our commitment, but more importantly, we are happy to strengthen a new and vital part of Lamar and the surrounding area. We talk a lot about our desire to positively impact the places where we all live, work and play, and we trust this reflects that commitment.”

Opened last year, the Freeman Outdoor Center at the Stompin’ Grounds is billed as “the ideal venue for all things horns, hooves and horsepower.” Primary events include monster truck shows, tractor pulls, PBR tour events and concerts.

“It has been an amazing experience working with my sons and getting to see this event center come to fruition,” said David Johnson, founder of the Freeman Outdoor Center at the Stompin’ Grounds. “I can’t thank Arvest enough for helping us ensure we continue to grow and contribute to the economic development of Lamar and all of Barton County.”