United Bank Partners with the Springfield Thunderbirds for the Inaugural Season
The new era of hockey has emerged in Springfield this year and United Bank is pleased to announce that they are proud and loyal teammates of the Springfield Thunderbirds – an exciting partnership that aligns the Bank with the long and storied tradition of the American Hockey League (AHL) in this region.
As one of the Thunderbirds’ top sponsors in their inaugural 2016-2017 season, United Bank will benefit from various brand exposure opportunities which will continue to be seen by thousands of fans who will attend games throughout the hockey season. Also, United Bank employees and customers are enjoying the opportunity to watch competitive hockey in great seats at the MassMutual Center.
At the much-anticipated game called the “I-91 Rivalry” between the Springfield Thunderbirds and Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, February 25, United Bank and the Thunderbirds will recognize local law enforcement officials and emergency personnel throughout the game. The tribute will feature a patriotic display, including first responder vehicles outside the entrance of the MassMutual Center as well as a pregame ceremony honoring first responders.
With branches in various markets throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as locations conveniently accessible along the I-91 corridor, it’s only fitting that United Bank will be a dedicated player in the “I-91 Rivalry” on February 25.
“Hockey in Springfield is more than just going to a Thunderbirds’ game. It’s affordable family-oriented entertainment. It’s supporting downtown businesses and our customer base. And it’s the opportunity for sponsors like United Bank to reciprocate the kind of loyalty the Thunderbirds and team ownership have shown the Springfield, Pioneer Valley and Western Mass regions. We can do all this together while watching great hockey at the MassMutual Center,” said Dena M. Hall, Western Mass Regional President, Chief Marketing Officer and President of the United Bank Foundation Massachusetts.
Players from the Springfield Thunderbirds recently visited United’s branch at 115 State Street in downtown Springfield to celebrate the Bank’s support of the team. Boomer, the Springfield Thunderbirds’ mascot, has also recently visited United Bank branches to say hello to customers and employees.
Pictured from Left to Right at United Bank’s Branch on 115 State Street in Downtown Springfield:
Stephen Macaulay (Thunderbirds); Eric Robinson (Thunderbirds); Marty Mendes (United); Aieshya Jackson (United); Dena Hall (United); Jen DeBarge (United); Ashleigh Williams (United); Matt Mackenzie (Thunderbirds); Mark Handfield (United)
For more information on the Springfield Thunderbirds, including tickets, team news, upcoming games, fan events and team merchandise, please visit www.springfieldthunderbirds.com
. You can also purchase tickets by calling (413) 739-GOAL. The Springfield Thunderbirds are the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers.