Leesburg, Va., (02/26/21) – The Washington Spirit and Sandy Spring Bank are proud to announce the renewal of their sponsorship agreement that will run through the end of 2023. Sandy Spring Bank remains the Official Banking Partner of the Spirit.
Gretchen Hamm, Chief Growth Officer for the Spirit, said this about the partnership renewal, “As the Spirit continues to grow our presence and community commitment, we are so thrilled to have a true partner who shares these same values and joins us in a long-term sponsorship. The Spirit looks forward to exploring ways to hold a standard season this year, while taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and wellbeing of our players, fans, sponsors and employees.”
Sandy Spring Bank and the Spirit will continue working together with local community partners on projects and initiatives that will make a positive impact in the Washington, D.C. area. Last year, the two organizations partnered to support both Toys for Tots and Comfort Cases.
Sandy Spring Bank’s logo will be on the sleeve of the home and away kits for the Spirit and on in-stadium signage at Audi and Segra Fields.
“We look forward to continuing our work with The Washington Spirit to build stronger communities in Greater Washington,” said Ronda McDowell, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer of Sandy Spring Bank. “We are also proud to support these elite athletes who are role models for all women interested in pursuing careers in professional sports.”
Founded in 1868 and headquartered in Olney, Maryland, Sandy Spring Bank is the largest locally headquartered community bank in the Greater Washington D.C. area. Both the bank and the Sandy Spring Bank Foundation are active and engaged members of the community. Last year, bank employees volunteered thousands of hours in the community. Additionally, the Foundation recently donated $600,000 to D.C. area hospitals to support COVID-19 response efforts.
The bank has received numerous recognitions and awards over the course of its history, including being named a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company, a Top Workplace by The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, a Best Bank to Work For by American Banker and a Best-In-State Bank by Forbes.
About Sandy Spring Bank
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Olney, Maryland, is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank, a premier community bank in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. With over 60 locations, the bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking, mortgage, private banking, and trust services throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Through its subsidiaries, Rembert Pendleton Jackson, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc., Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services. Visit sandyspringbank.com for more information.