Mascoma pledges $10,000 as presenting sponsor of Rally Against Cancer games benefiting the UVM Cancer Center

BURLINGTON, Vt. – University of Vermont Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, LEARFIELD’s Vermont Sports Properties, announced today the return of Catamount corporate partner Mascoma Bank. The extended multi-year agreement with Vermont Sports Properties calls for Mascoma Bank to serve as presenting sponsor of the university’s Rally Against Cancer initiative benefiting the UVM Cancer Center across all sports. Mascoma Bank, in partnership with UVM Athletics and the UVM Cancer Center are working to build awareness and support for local cancer research efforts through key fundraising and engagement efforts at this winter’s Rally Against Cancer Games.

In this new term, Mascoma Bank bolsters its support and commitment by pledging to match up to $10,000 for the Rally Against Cancer games through the month of February. People wishing to make a donation towards the Rally Against Cancer campaign at UVM can do so through this link.

“We want to extend a huge thank you to Mascoma Bank for their support of the Rally Against Cancer initiative within UVM Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Jeff Schulman. “Their dedication to this cause allows us to showcase the incredible work being done by the UVM Cancer Center to fight cancer in our community and beyond. We couldn’t be more proud to partner with Mascoma Bank and UVM Cancer Center on this important cause.”

This year fans will have the opportunity to bid on special edition lavender Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Hockey game worn jerseys. The proceeds of these auctions and sales will be donated to the University of Vermont Cancer Center. Fans are also encouraged to wear lavender as it’s the universal color that represents all cancers.

The Catamounts’ dedicated Rally Against Cancer games this winter are as follows:
Women’s Hockey – Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
Men’s Hockey – Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

“It’s an honor to align our brand with UVM Athletics, and we’re proud to extend our corporate allegiance in support of the Catamounts and Rally Against Cancer in connection with the UVM Cancer Center,” said Clay Adams, President & CEO, Mascoma Bank. “Giving back in the community we serve is important to us, and we feel this is a meaningful way we can lean in and provide a valuable impact.”  According to Randall Holcombe, MD, MBA Director of the UVM Cancer Center, “The generosity by Mascoma Bank cannot be overstated, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them and UVM Athletics on this outstanding and significant effort. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Mascoma Bank is a $2.5 billion mutual community bank and Certified B Corporation® with 28 branches and two loan offices throughout Northern New England including three branches in Chittenden County. The bank has a 123-year history of serving communities and businesses primarily in rural and minor-urban areas.  Visit our website at

The University of Vermont Cancer Center is Vermont’s only not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center. Founded in 1974, the organization is located within the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and enjoys a clinical partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center. Drawing on the expertise of more than 100 researchers and clinicians, the mission of the University of Vermont Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer in Vermont, northeastern New York and across northern New England, through research, outstanding clinical care, community outreach and education. To support our mission, visit our giving page.