Bangor Savings Bank and UMaine Partner for Sponsorship Deal
NEC members Bangor Savings Bank and the University of Maine (UMaine) recently announced a joint five-year athletic sponsorship agreement. Prior to this long-term contract, Bangor Savings Bank, which has nearly sixty branches throughout Maine and New Hampshire, had sponsored several individual UMaine athletics events.
Bangor Savings Bank will now serve as the title sponsor for UMaine’s eight women’s varsity sports teams. The university’s women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, and track and field. Throughout the next five years, the bank will engage in a variety of programming with the UMaine Black Bears– the only Division I athletic program in the state. Bangor Savings Bank will also be the lead sponsor of the university’s mascot-themed “Bananas Cub Club” for kids.
“It is wonderful to have Bangor Savings Bank partnering with the Black Bears once again,” University of Maine Director of Athletics Ken Ralph said. “They have a great local presence while also having strong reach throughout Northern New England. This is such a natural connection and its synergies will benefit both parties.”
“We are proud to partner with Maine’s flagship university, which hosts the only Division I athletic program in Maine,” Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice said. “We look forward to engaging with fans, students and alumni through this partnership.”
The Council congratulates its two members, UMaine and Bangor Savings Bank, on this exciting partnership.