(Springfield/Ware/Worcester) – July 22, 2021- Country Bank and the Worcester Red Sox have announced a community giving campaign to support non-profit leaders throughout the region.
To kick off the campaign – dubbed “WooStars,” Country Bank recognized 11 local non-profits at Polar Park to include Springfield based organizations: Friends of the Homeless, Ronald McDonald House, Christina’s House, and Habitat for Humanity (Springfield/Worcester), along with Worcester based organizations: The United Way, Why Me, Sherry’s House, Provision Ministry, St. John’s Food Pantry for the Poor, and the Boys and Girls Club. Each non-profit was presented with a $5,000 check from Paul Scully, President, and CEO of Country Bank. Representatives of the non-profits also participated in a television commercial to support the campaign.
Country Bank and the Worcester Red Sox Foundation will continue the excitement by selecting nine additional recipients. The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2021. Each winner will also receive a $5,000 donation to their non-profit and will be recognized at a presentation in Polar Park on September 9, 2021. A total of $90,000 will be donated this year through the WooStar campaign. “One of the most important goals of our partnership with the Worcester Red Sox is to find ways for us to collectively give back to our communities in an impactful and meaningful way. Country Bank is deeply rooted in supporting its communities and a value that we have lived by for 171 years. We are delighted the Worcester Red Sox is equally committed to supporting its communities. This campaign rewards those doing the life changing work out there,” stated Shelley Regin, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Country Bank.
In addition, they have also launched a Most Valuable Teacher (MVT) campaign that recognizes the outstanding work teachers do every day to educate and support students. Country Bank has a long-standing Teacher of the Month campaign to support teachers in the region, so it is exciting to partner with the WooSox to make the MVT campaign even more rewarding for the teachers and students.
“We are continually inspired by the unrelenting community outreach of Country Bank,” said WooSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg. “Our shared interest in education is leading us to recognize some of our unheralded heroes—our MVTs, or Most Valuable Teachers. We look forward to shining the spotlight in the sunlight on our educators, and we thank Country Bank yet again for their splendid partnership.”
The public is invited to nominate a WooStar or Most Valuable Teacher by visiting https://www.countrybank.com/about-us/woostars/ or https://www.countrybank.com/personal/youth-accounts/most-valuable-teacher/ to complete a simple nomination form.
About Country Bank
Country Bank is a full-service mutual community bank serving central and western Massachusetts with 14 offices in Ware, Palmer, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Leicester, Paxton, Charlton, and Worcester. Country Bank is a member of FDIC, DIF, and the SUM network. Country Bank can be reached at 800-322-8233 or online at countrybank.com.
About the Worcester Red Sox
The Worcester Red Sox are in their inaugural season, having moved to Massachusetts from Rhode Island after 50 years as the Pawtucket Red Sox. They play at brand new Polar Park, also in its inaugural season, in Worcester’s resurgent Canal District. They have played to consistently full houses since their debut May 11, 2021.