Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids
Bank Donates $26,300 to Benefit Children in Our Community
Alexandria, VA, April 20, 2017 – Burke & Herbert Bank is pleased to announce that the 2016-17 "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids" program has resulted in a $26,300 donation to Alice's Kids, Inc. At the outset of this year's Washington Capitals season, the Bank pledged to donate $100 for every goal scored by the Caps during the regular season to the Alexandria-based not-for-profit organization. This season, the Capitals scored 263 goals – their highest ever in regular-season play.
Alice's Kids 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. The Bank's donation is expected to enable the organization to assist nearly 1,000 more children throughout the area.
The season-long "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids" program was promoted during Washington Capitals television broadcasts on CSN Mid-Atlantic. This was the second year during which the Bank sponsored the "Scores for Kids" program. The 2015-16 program resulted in a $25,200 donation to Most Valuable Kids, Inc.
"We are pleased and proud to provide a significant assist to Alice's Kids mission to help thousands of children and their families in our area," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "As a local community bank, it is important to us to make a difference in the community not only through the banking products and services we provide but also through programs such as Scores for Kids that benefit such a worthy cause."
The CSN Mid-Atlantic Capitals broadcast team joined representatives from the Bank and Alice's Kids to present the "big check" to the organization immediately following the Capitals final regular-season game on April 9.
Ron Fitzsimmons, Founder, President and Executive Director of Alice's Kids said, "As the Executive Director of Alice's Kids, I want to convey our deepest appreciation for this incredible donation. From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of all those we serve, thank you so much."
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. Member FDIC.
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL's Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards, and the Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association collegiate athletic conferences. 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.
Pictured above (L-R): Joe Beninati, CSN Mid-Atlantic & Capitals Play-by-Play Announcer; Ron Fitzsimmons, Founder & President, Alice's Kids; Terry Cole, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Burke & Herbert Bank; Craig Laughlin, CSN Mid-Atlantic & Capitals Game Analyst.