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Tim M. Murch, Chairman of the Buddy Fund, a St. Louis-based charity that provides sports equipment to underserved at-risk youth, announced Sullivan “Sully” Erger has joined the Board of Operations.


Sully Erger was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in the St. Louis Hills/Shrewsbury area and attended Christian Brother’s College High School. Sully has always had a deep desire for sports having played baseball, soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. After attending the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Sully returned home to start his professional career. Sully underwrote SBA loans for American Bank of Missouri for three and a half years before transitioning into a lending role with First Savings Bank Small Business Lending. When Sully isn’t busy financing small businesses, you can find him golfing, working out or rooting on the St. Louis Blues and Ole Miss Rebels.

Given his desire for sports and donating, it was a no brainer to join The Buddy Fund when he was approached by Sam Norton and Jon Babcock. Sully has been a part of The Buddy Fund for two years now and he is excited to continue growing the charity.

The Buddy Fund is a charity helping St. Louis area children without regard to race, ethnicity or religion. It was founded in 1962 by St. Louis Sportscaster Buddy Blattner to supply new sports equipment to other charities and organizations that used sports to help redirect and change the lives of at-risk underserved youth, including boys and girls clubs, police athletic leagues, homes for kids, community centers and after school programs.