PRESS RELEASE – Banner Bank customers can really support the hometown team in Yakima and Walla Walla, WA, as the team and the bank announced the release of debit cards branded with the Yakima Valley Pippins (Yakima-area Banner Bank locations) and Walla Walla Sweets (Walla Walla-area Banner Bank locations) logos and colors.
“Fan affinity is an important part of the relationships we pursue with our partners,” said Pacific Baseball Ventures president Zachary Fraser. “We are excited to partner with Banner Bank in both of our markets to offer this product to our customers, and help Banner Bank offer a cool tool in their marketing portfolio.”
“We are delighted to partner with Pacific Baseball Ventures to bring a new debit card option to baseball fans in Walla Walla and the Yakima Valley,” said Dianne Larsen, senior vice president of marketing for Banner Bank. “With Walla Walla roots dating back to 1890, Banner Bank is an active member of the communities in which we operate and we’re proud to collaborate with the Pippins and Sweets to provide a customized debit card to local area fans.”
In Yakima, the card features a distinctive Pippins green background and the popular primary logo, one that refreshed the baseball market in the Valley in 2014, as the Pippins were a surprising winner of the WCL East division as an expansion team. In Walla Walla, the card is classic navy blue, with the award-winning Sweets primary logo featured on the card.
For fans of the teams in each market, the benefits range beyond just a cool debit card. Both stadiums – Yakima County Stadium and Historic Borleske Stadium – will offer fans who use these branded cards 20% off on in-stadium purchases of tickets, food and beverage and merchandise.
For full details and locations on where to obtain the cards, please visit http://www.bannerbank.com. Banner Bank is the exclusive bank of the Yakima Valley Pippins and a proud partner of the Walla Walla Sweets.
The 2014 East Division Champions are busy preparing for next season and want you to be involved. The 2015 season begins on June 5th, and season tickets are currently on sale as well as our full retail line at our new downtown Yakima offices, located at 12 S. 2nd Street. You can also purchase Pippins Gear online at http://www.pippinsbaseball.com. Call us at 509-575-HITS (4487) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding tickets, retail, or host families.