ORONO, Maine — University of Maine Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Black Bear Sports Properties, announced Wednesday a new five-year relationship with Bangor Savings Bank. This integrated pairing will allow Bangor Savings Bank to serve as a lead sponsor to UMaine Athletics, providing the opportunity to engage on a variety of programming.
The UMaine-Bangor Savings Bank relationship is effective immediately. Bangor Savings Bank will serve as title sponsor for the Black Bears’ women’s sports programs as well as the Bananas Cub Club for kids. It will also be presenting sponsor for the homecoming football game on October 26, when UMaine plays host to William & Mary.
“It is wonderful to have Bangor Savings Bank partnering with the Black Bears once again,” said Ken Ralph, Director of Athletics at the University of Maine. “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,” says Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO, Bob Montgomery-Rice. “We look forward to engaging with fans, students, and alumni through this partnership. Go Blue!”
“We have the privilege of working alongside UMaine Athletics and identifying reputable local, regional and national businesses wanting to align with the Black Bears,” said Justin Barnes, Black Bear Sports Properties’ general manager. “We’re pleased to enter into this new relationship with Bangor Savings Bank and appreciate their commitment to support UMaine and its athletics programming.”
Black Bear Sports Properties is the local Learfield IMG College team dedicated to representing UMaine Athletics; managing the overall rights relationship and corporate partner platform. Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
Thanks to Bangor Savings Bank and their new partnership with the UMaine Athletics, the Black Bears and Black Bear Sports Properties are providing a special $10 ticket offer for all Men’s Ice Hockey games remaining in 2019! Get your tickets now, offer expires 10/16! Purchase below
About Bangor Savings Bank
Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $4.4 billion in assets, offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 167th year with 58 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and on the Web at www.bangor.com. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Together the Bank and its Foundation invested more than $2 million into the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives last year. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer.