ELMWOOD PARK, NJ (April 11, 2014) – As a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, participation in charitable efforts that enhance the quality of life in the region is part of Spencer Savings Bank’s mission. In March of 2014, Spencer once again supported Special Olympics NJ, raising more than $19,500 as part of the 8thannual New York Giants Snow Bowl Flag Football tournament at MetLife Stadium.
Spencer’s team, the “Blue Diamonds,” was comprised of 16 members from throughout the organization who competed in the Recreational Division of the Flag Football event held on Saturday, March 22. The tournament included three 30-minute games, and was by all accounts an enjoyable culmination of the team’s record-setting efforts to raise funds for the organization. The bank’s donation supports the more than 23,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout the state who train and compete annually in 24 Olympic-style events.
“The mission of Special Olympics NJ, which enables children and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience the rewards of competition, community and team-building, is one that Spencer Savings Bank supports fully,” says Spencer Savings Bank Chairman, President and CEO José B. Guerrero. “We are thrilled to once again be a part of this amazing event.”
Over the course of 8 years, the Snow Bowl has raised more than $900,000 that directly enables the organization’s athletes to participate in year-round training and healthy competition free-of-charge. Spencer’s donation was made possible by the many customers, employees, friends and family members who lent their support.
“I want to personally thank each and every member of the Spencer family for making this donation possible,” says Janel Bazih, AVP and Marketing Manager of Spencer Savings Bank. “Together, we were able to show Special Olympics how much we value their incredible work in New Jersey, and we had a ton of fun in the process.”
For more information on the 8th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl and the bank’s other community service activities, or to learn more about Spencer Savings Bank, please visit www.spencersavings.com.
About Spencer Savings Bank:
Spencer Savings Bank, headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, is a community bank that has been serving its local communities with integrity and pride for over 75 years. The Bank, serving consumers and businesses, operates 19 branches throughout Northern New Jersey. Spencer Savings Bank has over $1.8 billion in total assets.