Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) employees and members of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest in Marlborough recently engaged in a friendly game of basketball for the first time. The event was proposed by Christopher DiBenedetto, MSB vice president/risk officer.
“I noticed that this type of event has been popular at other institutions, and thought it would be an excellent fit for our employees,” DiBenedetto said. “This is just another example of how MSB is intertwined in the community.”
“As long-time sponsors of the Boys & Girls Club basketball league, it made sense for us to interact with the club members on this level. We all really enjoyed ourselves in the game,” said Rick Bennett, president & CEO of Marlborough Savings Bank.
The club’s members were expecting an easier game from their challengers.
“They told us you might not be so good at playing, so we took it easy in the first quarter. Then we saw you could actually play!” said one member after the game had finished.
Following the basketball game, the members were eager to keep the games going.
“You guys came here to have fun, so you’re going to have fun!” another member commented, after inviting MSB employees to stay at the club and play more games. The bank’s employees were more than happy to oblige.
“We’re thrilled to have the continued support of MSB, both on and off the basketball court. We’re not sure who had more fun, though – the kids or MSB!” Francis Hurley, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.
Participating MSB employees included: Bennett, Chris Berglund, DiBenedetto, David Nicholson, Jennifer Marble, Martin O’Sullivan, Jamie Belmore, Stephen Maintanis, Tracy Carter, and Judy Cowdrey.
Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) is a locally run, independent mutual savings institution serving the Metrowest communities of Massachusetts since 1860. For more information, visit www.agreatbank.com.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) is the second largest Boys & Girls Club organization in the commonwealth of Massachusetts and serves the communities surrounding Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. BGCMW provides social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the Metrowest area. For more information, visit http://www.bgcmetrowest.org.