Burke & Herbert Bank 'Scores for Kids' Program Under Way
Bank names Alexandria's Alice's Kids as donation recipient
Alexandria, VA, October 25, 2016 – With the new NHL season just under way, Burke & Herbert Bank is again proud to sponsor "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids." Now in its second year, this program will be promoted on CSN Mid-Atlantic throughout the hockey season and will help local children in need.
For every goal scored by the Washington Capitals during the 2016-17 season, Burke & Herbert Bank will donate $100 to Alexandria-based Alice's Kids, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to children by paying for smaller-ticket but urgently needed items that matter to a kid's success and self-esteem, such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, class trip fees, instrument rentals, sports uniforms and equipment, and more. Alice's Kids learns about children who have an immediate need for some short-term financial assistance through school staff, social workers, churches, and other organizations. Help is provided to children anonymously through the referral source. "We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Burke & Herbert Bank and thrilled that Alice's Kids was selected as this year's donation recipient," said Ron Fitzsimmons, President and Executive Director of Alice's Kids. "I most definitely will be rooting for the Caps and hoping for a repeat of last year's league-leading scoring season," he added.
The Bank started "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids" in 2015 in partnership with CSN Mid-Atlantic, leveraging the excitement of the hockey season and the enthusiasm of television announcers Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin to help thousands of area children and their families while building awareness of Burke & Herbert Bank. Last season, the program resulted in a $25,200 donation to another childrens' charity, MVK Inc.
"We are excited to launch 'Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids' again this season," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank, "and look forward to providing a significant assist to Alice's Kids and to the children in our community that they serve." She added, "We have a commitment to going beyond banking to serve our neighbors throughout the community and an ongoing objective of increasing awareness of Burke & Herbert Bank. The Scores for Kids program is a 'win-win' – it helps us do both."
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL's Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL's Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, ACC and CAA. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 400 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.5 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic's digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region's top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.