Community bank giving back in a big way to the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest
Hudson – Avidia Bank recently announced its partnership with Stephon Gilmore, New England cornerback, for the “Be a Champion for a Child” initiative to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest. The Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest provides youth development, education, prevention, social, athletic and recreation programs to 3,200+ at-risk children and teens.
“I grew up going to Boys & Girls Clubs and wanted to give back to the organization. I told myself growing up if I ever get the opportunity to make it in football I would give back to the community and Boys & Girls Club. I am blessed to be in this position so that’s one thing I want to do. I like to help as many people as I can,” said Gilmore.
For every home game during the regular season, Avidia Bank does the “Match of the Game” partnering a child and a mentor from the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest and sending them to see Gilmore play.
In addition, Avidia Bank will donate $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest for every defensive interception and defensive recovery all season long, up to $30,000.
“We have been a long-time partner of the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest and we are excited to highlight the great work they do through the help of Stephon, while also giving back,” said Mark O’Connell, President and CEO of Avidia Bank.
Recently, the bank held a media day to kick off this initiative with the help of 98.5 The Sports Hub. Follow the Bank on social media to see who is picked for the Match of the Game and view the ongoing tally of funds raised as well as more information on avidiabank.com.