Eagles Fan Cory Bachstein Attempted $20,000 Kick as Part of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge”

Roxborough, Pa. Resident Narrowly Missed 30-Yard Field Goal
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alftime of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Game

Philadelphia, PA – Roxborough, Pa. resident Cory Bachstein made his kicking debut on Lincoln Financial Field during halftime at today’s Philadelphia Eagles game, attempting a 30-yard field goal in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge.”

Bachstein was poised to win a $10,000 cash prize and an additional $10,000 donation to Pennsbury High School, the regional school he selected, courtesy of Santander Bank. Bachstein attended Pennsbury High School and played soccer there, honing his kicking skills that helped him win the finalist spot at the competition tryouts in November. Although Bachstein was just shy of the goal posts and missed the grand prize, he was rewarded for his efforts and was presented a $2,500 prize, as well as a $2,500 donation to Pennsbury High School. Bachstein plans to direct the donation towards the school’s athletic programs to benefit student athletes.

“I was born and raised in an Eagles family so getting the chance to stand on the field where the team plays was awesome,” said Bachstein. “I trained hard and gave it my best shot and while I wish the football had gone through the goal posts, it has still been an incredible experience. I can’t thank Santander enough for this amazing opportunity. I’m getting married this coming year so the prize money will go towards our honeymoon.”

To participate in the third annual “Santander Field Goal Challenge,” Eagles fans were invited to enter the Bank’s daily online contest for a chance at one of 40 spots in the Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts, which were held at the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex training facility on November 15th. With some pointers from Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis, Bachstein outkicked the other contestants to advance to today’s final kick. Santander’s Chief Marketing Officer Doug Kalish, Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Cameron Letters and Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking David Swoyer joined Bachstein on the field to present him two $2,500 checks.

“At Santander, we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we do business and the ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’ is a great way to interact with some remarkable Eagles fans and support a local school,” said Kalish. “I want to thank all of our talented contestants this year and congratulate Cory for winning the opportunity to kick a field goal at today’s game. He was a great competitor and we’re pleased to present the two $2,500 prizes to Cory and Pennsbury High School.”

Santander, which operates 160 branches in Pennsylvania, is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. 
is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications: 617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

Eagles Fan to Attempt Once-In-A-Lifetime Field Goal in Front Of Nearly 70,000 at Sunday’s Eagles Game

“Santander Field Goal Challenge” Finalist Cory Bachstein of Roxborough, Pa.
to Kick Field Goal Worth $20k During Halftime of the December 11 Game

What:
Roxborough, Pa. resident Cory Bachstein will have the chance of a lifetime during halftime at the Philadelphia Eagles December 11 home game as he attempts a 30-yard field goal for the final kick of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge.” Bachstein will take to the field and make his kick before nearly 70,000 football fans at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles Drum Line and Cheerleaders.

A successful conversion will net Bachstein a $10,000 cash prize and a $10,000 school donation, both courtesy of Santander Bank, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles. Bachstein has selected Pennsbury High School as the recipient of the donation should he win. He played for the school’s soccer team while in attendance, which he credits with his success in the competition thus far. If Bachstein does not convert his attempt, Santander will award him a $2,500 consolation prize, as well as a $2,500 donation to Pennsbury High School.

Following the kick, there will be an on-field prize presentation ceremony with Bachstein and Santander’s Chief Marketing Officer Doug Kalish, Santander’s Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Cameron Letters and Santander’s Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking David Swoyer.

Bachstein successfully completed a 35-yard field goal during the Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts at the Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex last month, where he received pointers from Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis.

Who:

  • Cory Bachstein,”Santander Field Goal Challenge” finalist
  • Doug Kalish, Chief Marketing Officer, Santander
  • Cameron Letters, Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Santander
  • David Swoyer Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Santander
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Philadelphia Eagles Drum Line
  • SWOOP, Philadelphia Eagles Mascot

When:
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Halftime “Santander Field Goal Challenge” final kick attempt and prize presentation

Where:
Lincoln Financial Field
One Lincoln Financial Field Way | Philadelphia, PA, 19147
*Credentialed media only

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A.is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications: 617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

Eagles Fans Vie For Chance to Attempt Field Goal at the Linc at “Santander Field Goal Challenge” Tryouts

Fans Compete for Shot at Field Goal Worth $10,000 and a $10,000 School Donation

Who:

  • Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia Eagles kicker
  • More than 40 Eagles fans selected through a sweepstakes to participate in the Santander Field Goal Challenge tryouts
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Angela Moultrie, Santander EVP and Regional President for New Jersey Central and Pennsylvania
  • David Swoyer, Santander Managing Director of Commercial Banking
  • Jim Wujcik, Santander Regional Director of Commercial Banking

What:
More than 40 Philadelphia Eagles enthusiasts will go head-to-head for their shot at a fan’s dream prize: the opportunity to attempt a 30-yard field goal kick during halftime at the Eagles’ December 11 home game.

To earn a shot at the halftime kick, the amateur kickers will go head-to-head in a series of field goal attempts at the Santander Field Goal Challenge tryouts until one finalist remains. This knockout round will take place in the Field House at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ official training facility. The competitors earned the chance to take part by previously entering Santander Bank’s daily online contest, run in partnership with the NFL team this fall for the third consecutive year.

A successful conversion on Sunday, December 11 will net a $10,000 prize for the kicker. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, both courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

When:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Media check in at 6 p.m.
Competition begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where:
The Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19145

Why:
Great visuals of Eagles fans giving it their all and vying for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Santander Field Goal Challenge presents one lucky diehard fan with an exclusive Eagles experience — all part of Santander’s commitment to Eagles fans, the Philadelphia community and K-12 education initiatives.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications: 617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

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Santander, Philadelphia Eagles Kick-Off Third Annual “Field Goal Challenge”

Fans Enter for Chance to Kick 30-Yard Field Goal during Halftime of Eagles Game on 12/11,
Win $10,000 Cash Prize and Secure Another $10,000 for Local School of Their Choice

Philadelphia, PASantander Bank, N.A. today announced the return of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” for the third consecutive year. The popular promotion provides Philadelphia Eagles fans with a chance to win the once-in-a-lifetime experience of kicking a field goal at a National Football League stadium.

Now through October 31, 2016, Eagles fans are invited to enter to win a chance to attempt a 30-yard field goal during halftime of the Eagles home game on December 11th. A successful conversion will result in a $10,000 prize for the winner. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“The ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’gives us the chance to give back to the local community, while promoting education and connecting with the Eagles passionate fan base,” said Angela Moultrie, Santander region president for the Pennsylvania/New Jersey Central regions. “We know how much Eagles fans like this contest and look forward to the game in December when one lucky Eagles fan will get the chance to win big for themselves and the school of their choice.”

Fans can enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander, with one contestant selected per day throughout the duration of the contest. All winning contestants will participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts” at the Eagles NovaCare Complex training facility the week of November 14th, where contestants will go head-to-head in a series of field goal attempts until one finalist remains. The finalist will take the field on December 11th to attempt a 30-yard field goal. Another six weekly winners will take home a signed 2016 Eagles jersey.

“As an Eagles fan, walking onto the field and converting a kick in front of 70,000 people was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and winning big for my school was amazing,” said last year’s winner, Thomas Voelker, who took his family to Disney World with his personal prize and used the $10,000 school donation to support STEM programming at Brandywine Heights Middle School. “As a school administrator, I know firsthand how significant a $10,000 donation can be for a school and I commend Santander for offering Eagles fans the chance to live out the ultimate fantasy and support a local school in the process.”

Legal residents of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 18-years of age or older, may enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by visiting www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander and providing all entry information. No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes start at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on September 22, 2016 and end on October 31, 2016. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of DE, NJ, and PA who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Void outside of DE, NJ, PA and where prohibited. Santander Bank, N.A. is a Member FDIC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. ©2016 Santander Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Santander, Santander Bank and the Flame Logo are trademarks of Banco Santander, S.A. or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.The promotion ends at 11:59:59 a.m. (ET) on October 31, 2016. The official contest rules are also available at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our more than 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

Media Contact
Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3658, srich@elevatecom.com

 

Eagles Fan Tom Voelker Successfully Converts $20,000 Kick To Win The Santander Field Goal Challenge

Sinking Spring, PA Native Wins “Santander Field Goal Challenge” before 70,000 Screaming Fans
during Halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game

Boston, MA – Sinking Spring, PA native Tom Voelker stepped onto the turf at Lincoln Financial Field during halftime of today’s National Football League game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to attempt a field goal kick from the 20-yard line and win the “Santander Field Goal Challenge,” which sailed through the goal posts. The successful kick won Voelker $10,000, along with an additional $10,000 donation to Brandywine Heights Middle School, the regional kindergarten through 12th grade school selected by Voelker, courtesy of Santander Bank, N.A.

Volker is Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for the Brandywine Heights Area School District, where Brandywine Heights Middle School is based. Santander, which operates nearly 160 branches in Pennsylvania, is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I’m ecstatic! As a lifelong Eagles fan, just to be able to walk onto the field during a game was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but to have converted the kick and to know that I’ve won $10,000 for myself and $10,000 for Brandywine Heights Middle School is surreal,” said Voelker. “Santander’s Field Goal Challenge was such a fun experience and I’d like to thank Santander for the opportunity and prizes. I’m excited to bring my family on a wonderful trip to Disney World with my winnings, while the school donation will go a long way toward providing the resources necessary to make the STEM courses we’re trying to implement at the Middle School a great success.”

The second annual “Santander Field Goal Challenge” offered Eagles fans the chance to answer online trivia questions about Eagles alumni to win a spot in the Santander Field Goal Challenge Try Outs, which were held November 5 at The Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex. After receiving tips from Eagles Kicker Cody Parkey, Voelker outkicked more than 40 contestants to move on to today’s final kick. Michael Cleary, Head of Consumer and Business Banking at Santander, joined Voelker on the field to present him with two checks for $10,000.

“Giving back to the communities is a core part of our philosophy,” said Cleary. “The Field Goal Challenge is an exciting way to engage with Eagles fans and a unique way to provide funding to a local school as part of our broader commitment to education. We applaud all of the contestants who participated in this challenge and congratulate Tom for successfully kicking the field goal at today’s Eagles game. Tom was an ideal candidate given his role as an educator and we’re thrilled to present him and Brandywine Heights Middle School the $10,000 grand prizes.”

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A.
is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits.  Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,800 employees serve its 2.1 million customers through more than 670 branches and approximately 2,100 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.

Media Contact
Erin Evanoka, Elevate Communications: 646-456-9649, eevanoka@elevatecom.com

Philadelphia Eagles Fans Vie For Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Attempt A Field Goal During A Home Game At “Santander Field Goal Challenge” Try Outs

Fans Compete for Chance to Attempt a Game Day Field Goal to Win $10,000
and Score an Additional $10,000 Donation for a School of the Winner’s Choice

Who:

  • Cody Parker Philadelphia Eagles kicker
  • More than 40 Eagles fans pre-selected to participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” try outs
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Angela Moultrie, Santander VP and Regional President for New Jersey Central and Pennsylvania

What:
More than 40 Philadelphia Eagles fans will vie for a football fan’s dream prize: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attempt a field goal from the 20 yard line during halftime at the Eagles’ November 22 home game against Tampa Bay.

To make the cut, the amateur kickers will step onto the turf in the Field House at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ official training facility, for the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” try outs. Those fans, who won the exclusive right to take part by correctly answering trivia questions about Eagles alumni as part of Santander Bank, N.A.’s online contest in partnership with the NFL team this fall, will attempt to convert successful field goals from increasing distances until one finalist remains.

A successful conversion on November 22 will net a $10,000 prize. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, both courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

When:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Media check in at 5:30 p.m
Competition begins at 6 p.m.

Where:
The Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19145

Why:
Great visuals of Eagles fans putting their talent to the test and competing against one another for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as well as a good cause. The “Santander Field Goal Challenge” presents a unique experience for diehard Eagles fans with the team as well as a way for Santander to continue to extend its community engagement and support of local education.

Media Contact:
Erin Evanoka, Elevate Communications: 646-456-9649, eevanoka@elevatecom.com

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Santander Kicks Off “Field Goal Challenge” for Philadelphia Eagles Fans

Trivia Contest Challenges Fans’ Team Knowledge for the Chance to Kick a Game Day Field Goal,
Win $10,000 and Score an Additional $10,000 Donation for a School of the Winner’s Choice

Boston, MA – Santander Bank, N.A. today announced the launch of its second annual “Santander Field Goal Challenge,” a sweepstakes offering lucky Eagles fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience and prizes. The program was developed in partnership with the Eagles as part of the Bank’s team sponsorship.

Now through October 21, 2015, Eagles fans can enter to win an opportunity to attempt a field goal from the 20-yard line during halftime at the November 22nd home game against Tampa Bay. A successful conversion will net a $10,000 prize. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fans can enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by participating in a daily online trivia game, featuring fun questions about the Eagles, with one entrant selected per day throughout the duration of the contest. All winners will be eligible to participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge Try Outs,” where they can bring their football skills to the field.

The try out event will take place on November 5th at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ training facility in Philadelphia. All daily trivia winners will participate in a series of field goal attempts, guided by Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey, until one finalist remains. The finalist will then attempt a 30-yard field goal during halftime at the Eagles home game. A successful field goal will earn the lucky winner and a regional school of his or her choice $10,000 each, courtesy of Santander.

“We’re always looking for meaningful ways to give back to the community and the ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’ is one example of how we can help Eagles fans get excited about the team and the much-anticipated football season,” said Doug Kalish, Chief Marking Officer at Santander Bank. “By adding a new component to the program that will provide funding to a local school, we’re building upon our commitment to supporting education and the academic success of students.”

Consumers who are 18-years of age or older and are legal residents of communities in eligible zip codes in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania may enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by visiting www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander and answering the daily trivia question correctly. Consumers may enter the contest once per day now through October 21, 2015. Winners will be notified via email daily with all notifications complete by October 24, 2015. The official rules are available at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits. Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,800 employees serve its 2.1 million customers through more than 670 branches and approximately 2,100 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.