RBC Bank Gift Scores for Georgia Youth Hockey Group
Celebration of January’s NHL All-Star Game Includes $5,000 Check Presentation at January 26 Atlanta Thrashers Game
Pictured, from Left to Right: Tracy White (Chief Sales Officer, Atlanta Thrashers), Kelly Hurt (Board Member, Georgia Sled Hockey Foundation), Reggie Davis, (President, RBC Bank), Jim Westlake, (CEO, RBC Bank)
Raleigh, N.C. – January 27, 2011 – RBC Bank is gearing up for January’s NHL All-Star game in RBC Bank’s headquarters market by investing in the future of the game of hockey in Atlanta and across the Southeast.
At Wednesday night’s Atlanta Thrashers game, RBC Bank CEO Jim Westlake presented a check on behalf of RBC Bank to benefit The Georgia Sled Hockey Foundation, an Atlanta organization that serves area disabled kids.
The Georgia Sled Hockey Foundation provides the opportunity for Atlanta-area youth to overcome their physical and mental disabilities and participate in the game of ice hockey. RBC Bank’s donation of $5,000 will purchase five sleds and other equipment for the disabled hockey program and will subsidize ice time for the program’s participants.
“RBC Bank is proud to be associated with so many exciting aspects of the NHL All-Star weekend especially this year,” said Westlake. “As we at RBC Bank and our entire headquarters city celebrate the 2011 NHL All-Star game being held this year for the first time in Raleigh, we are particularly pleased to invest in the game in a way that will make a meaningful difference in many children’s lives in this community, as we know this gift does.”
The bank’s commitment to the sport has many facets; in addition to this local gift, RBC Bank also is making contributions to youth hockey organizations in Tampa and Raleigh, bringing the bank’s All Star Week youth hockey donations in the Southeast to $27,000. Looking ahead, the bank, in conjunction with its corporate parent, RBC, has announced the RBC Play Hockey Grants program, a commitment to distribute $1 million in grants with a maximum award of $25,000 for each selected applicant organization to encourage support for increased participation in the game of hockey across North America.
About RBC Bank
RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. In August 2009, Global Finance Magazine ranked RBC as the safest bank in the Western Hemisphere. RBC is also one of the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders, having appeared on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since its creation in 1999. Additional information about RBC Bank may be found at www.rbcbankusa.com.