PRESS RELEASE – Provident Bank joined with Town of Ramapo officials and owners of the Rockland Boulders professional baseball team to announce today that the team’s new home will be named Provident Bank Park.
Provident Bank has signed a multi-year agreement that gives the bank exclusive naming rights for the state of the art ballpark in the Town of Ramapo. The agreement also designates Provident Bank as the primary marketing partner for the Rockland Boulders.
“Provident Bank is proud to team up with the Rockland Boulders in becoming the exclusive naming rights partner for this beautiful new ballpark. The naming of Provident Bank Park is a milestone for our bank and continues a long tradition of contributing to our region’s economic vitality,” said George Strayton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Provident Bank. Speaking at a press conference held today at the new ballpark which is nearing completion, Mr. Strayton added, “We believe this new ballpark will be a grand slam home run for the economy of Rockland County and the lower Hudson Valley.”
“Provident Bank Park will be a tremendous asset and source of pride for the Town of Ramapo and Rockland County. The economic impact of this new ballpark is already being felt with the creation of hundreds of construction jobs as well as new permanent full-time jobs and part-time jobs during the baseball season and at special events throughout the year. We commend Provident Bank for its commitment to the community and the region. A hometown professional baseball team united with an outstanding hometown bank is a winning combination,” said Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence.
“Provident Bank Park is America’s best new ballpark,” said Ken Lehner, President of the Rockland Boulders. “We are delighted to be partnering with Provident Bank in bringing professional baseball to Rockland County.”
Located off exit 12 of the Palisades Parkway in Pomona, NY, the new Provident Bank Park features over 4,000 fixed seats, 16 luxury suites and 11 loge boxes. Provident Bank Park will officially open June 16 with the Rockland Boulders first home game against the Brockton Rox. Check out The Journal News’ piece about this historic story at http://www.lohud.com/article/20110517/NEWS03/105170356/Provident-Bank-Park-will-host-Rockland-Boulders-baseball-team.
The partnership with the Rockland Boulders provides Provident Bank with a unique branding opportunity in the lower Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. As exclusive naming rights partner, Provident Bank will receive high-profile signage, in-ballpark marketing and promotional elements, hospitality benefits and other branding components. As a result, Provident Bank will gain exposure for its products and services with up to 250,000 fans annually that are expected to attend a variety of events at the multi-use ballpark. In addition, Provident Bank will be prominently featured on all marketing and promotional materials produced by the Rockland Boulders and the Town of Ramapo.
The Rockland Boulders are an expansion independent professional baseball team in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League) which stretches along the eastern seaboard from Quebec to New Jersey. The team is owned and operated by Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC, a sports and entertainment management company whose principals include former Major League Baseball player John Flaherty; Ken Lehner; Shawn Reilly; Michael Aglialoro and Steve Mulvey. The team is managed by former New York Yankee Dave LaPoint.
Headquartered in Montebello, N.Y., Provident Bank, with $2.9 billion in assets, is the largest independent full-service community bank in the lower Hudson Valley. Provident Bank operates 35 branches that serve the Hudson Valley region including three Commercial Banking Centers in Westchester County, and one office in Bergen County, N.J. The bank offers a complete line of commercial, retail and investment services. Visit the Provident Bank Web site at http://www.providentbanking.com.