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Santander and New England Revolution Extend Sponsorship

As the Official Bank of the New England Revolution, Santander will continue
to support the team’s initiatives and connect with its passionate fan base

Boston, MA Santander Bank and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New England Revolution today announced an extension to their multi-year sponsorship, ensuring that Santander will continue to serve as the Official Bank of the MLS club.

The Bank’s sponsorship, which began in 2012, is focused on engaging the Revs community through on-site game day programs, on-field advertising, community clinics and community and youth programming. During the course of their partnership, the organizations have worked cohesively to expand their reach and engagement in the community and will continue to do so in 2017, building upon hallmark programs and introducing new offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The New England Revolution is a leading MLS club and we are proud to continue our sponsorship with this fantastic team,” said Maria Veltre, Chief Product, Marketing and Online Officer at Santander Bank. “The Revs consistently attract top talent and have grown a wildly passionate fan base that provides us with unique opportunities to engage and enrich the communities we serve. We’re looking forward to making our sixth year as the Official Bank of the New England Revolution the best one yet.”

During the 2017 season, Santander will continue to work with the New England Revolution to create meaningful campaigns and unique events, offering Revs fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. One of their leading initiatives is the Santander Soccer Scholars program, which will return in 2017 for its fourth consecutive year. The program allows parents to nominate students for a chance to be recognized for their academic and athletic achievements. Soccer Scholars winners receive a donation towards their educational future and a VIP match day experience for the whole family. Working alongside the Revolution, Santander will continue to show its support for education and to highlight the importance of working hard in the classroom and on the field. The 2017 Soccer Scholars Program is anticipated to launch in July. Please watch revolutionsoccer.net for more information.

“We continue to align ourselves with innovative partners that are leaders in their industries, and we’re proud to extend our partnership with Santander,” said Brian Bilello, president of the New England Revolution. “Santander continues to be a great partner not only for the team, but also for the community of families who support the Revs.”

The next Revolution home game will take place at Gillette Stadium on May 13 versus Real Salt Lake.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s largest retail and commercial banks with more than $83 billion in assets. With its corporate offices in Boston, the Bank’s 9,500 employees, 675 branches, 2,100 ATMs and 2.1 million customers are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) – one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 125 million customers in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. It is managed by Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Banco Santander’s intermediate holding company in the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

About the New England Revolution
The New England Revolution is one of Major League Soccer’s original clubs, having competed in the league’s inaugural season of 1996. The Revolution are owned and operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns and operates the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and Gillette Stadium. Commonly known as the Revs, the club has won the Eastern Conference Championship five times – including three straight from 2005 to 2007 – while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship an MLS-record six straight years from 2002 until 2007. The Revolution, who won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga titles, are based in Foxborough, Massachusetts and play their home games at Gillette Stadium. For more information about the Revolution, please visit the club’s official website www.revolutionsoccer.net or interact with the Revs on their various social media platforms by using the hashtag #NERevs: Twitter (@NERevolution), Facebook (NERevolution), Goggle+ (+NERevolution), Instagram (NERevolution), Vine (NERevolution), Pinterest (NERevolution) or YouTube (NERevolutionSoccer).

Media Contact
Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications:401-525-1266, srich@elevatecom.com

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
during h
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

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

 

New England Celebrities Join Santander For “In It To Spin It” Outdoor Cycling Challenge To Benefit Best Buddies During National Bike Week

New England Pro Football Running Back and Championship Team Member James White, Revs players Charlie Davies & José Goncalves, Best Buddies Founder and Chairman Anthony Shriver, and Best Buddies Ambassadors Bring Competitive Spirit to Stationary Bike Competition Celebrating Santander’s Best Buddies Challenge Presenting Sponsorship

Who:

  • James White, NE Pro Football Running Back & Championship Team Member, Challenge team captain
  • Jose Goncalves, New England Revolution defender and Challenge team captain
  • Anthony Shriver, Best Buddies International Founder and Chairman and Challenge team captain
  • Richard Fries, Executive Director of MassBikes and UCI World Championship announcer
  • Best Buddies Ambassadors
  • Members of the Best Buddies Challenge “Team Tom Brady”
  • 10 sweepstakes winners
  • Santander executives
  • Spectators & fans

What:     
Santander Banks “In It to Spin It” Cycling Challenge, a head-to-head outdoor cycling competition in celebration of the Bank’s sponsorship of the upcoming 17th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port presented by Santander Bank and Pepsi-Cola. Taking place during National Bike Week, the event supports Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

New England celebrities will captain four teams of eight riders facing off in two 10k heats on state-of-the-art Cannondale bikes mounted to stationary CompuTrainers. Best Buddies Ambassadors will also participate on each team as honorary co-captains.

In addition to the opportunity to cheer on the riders, the outdoor competition will feature a host of spectator activities, including health and wellness tutorials, treats from local food trucks, giveaways and a raffle for prizes including the chance to win the opportunity to play football with Tom Brady at the Best Buddies “Tom Brady Football Challenge and the Guy Cooking With Best Buddies Celebrity Chef Food & Wine Festival” at Harvard Stadium on June 3rd.

When:
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. –  Speaking program and photo opportunities
5:15 p.m. – first heat | 6:00 p.m. – second heat

Where: 
Boston’s City Hall Plaza at Government Center
Boston, MA 02109

Why:
Great visuals of professional athletes, Best Buddies Ambassadors, Santander Bank executives, and contest winners sweating it out on state-of-the-art stationary bikes in support of Best Buddies against the backdrop of downtown Boston.

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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

Philadelphia Eagles Player Channels Dr. Seuss To Lead Story Time With Local Kids As Santander Donates 3,000 Books To Philadelphia Reads

Bank executives, Eagles Youth Partnership Representatives, Local Kids Gather to Commemorate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Read Across America Day, and Culmination of Bank’s Inaugural Book Drive to Provide Literacy Opportunities for At-Risk Youth

Who:

  • Philadelphia Eagles Player
  • Philadelphia Eagles Mascot SWOOP
  • Eagles Youth Partnership’s Storybook Man
  • More than 50 students from West Oak Lane Charter School
  • Angela Moultrie, Region President, Santander (TBC)
  • David Swoyer, Commercial Banking Regional Executive, Santander
  • James Wujcik, Business Banking Market Manager, Santander
  • Kristen Angelucci, Marketing & Development Director, Philadelphia Reads

What:
A book donation event of more than 3,000 books collected by Santander Bank for Philadelphia Reads to distribute to at-risk youth. At the event, which coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, a
Philadelphia Eagles player will remind students that “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” Before the book presentation, the player, along with the Eagles Youth Partnership’s (EYP) Storybook Man, will read Dr. Seuss stories to more than 50 local students from West Oak Lane Charter School, who will also enjoy a meet and  greet opportunity with the player and the Eagles mascot, SWOOP.

The Santander Book Drive was established in 2015 in partnership with EYP, a nonprofit organization that serves more than 50,000 low-income children in Greater Philadelphia. EYP selected Philadelphia Reads – a non-profit organization that provides meaningful opportunities for individuals, community groups and foundations to help students build strong literacy skills by the end of third grade – as the Santander Book Drive beneficiary. The organization will distribute the new books, which were donated by employees and customers across 60 local Santander branches, to students at Philadelphia Public Schools.                   

When:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.                     

Where:
Philadelphia Reads Book Bank*
The Martin Luther King High School, Room T 137
6100 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19138

*Entry/Parking Instructions – Please enter on the Haines Street side in the parking lot that is closest to Stenton Ave. There will be a loading dock and an awning that says PCAT

Why:
Great visuals of the Eagles player and Eagles Youth Partnership’s Storybook Man interacting with local students in celebration of the Santander Book Drive, Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, while promoting the importance of making literacy accessible to Greater Philadelphia public school children.
                  

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s top retail 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