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RBC Bank Tees Up Outreach Blitz in Atlanta Prior to PGA Championship

 

Bank launches multiple initiatives to incite community enthusiasm for golf

Raleigh, N.C. - July 12, 2011 – With the 93rd PGA Championship set to commence at the Atlanta Athletic Club on August 8, RBC Bank is kicking off a multi-week celebration of golf in the Atlanta area that will continue until the PGA’s newest victor hoists the coveted Wanamaker Trophy into the air. To celebrate its partnership with the PGA, RBC Bank is hosting several events to engage the community and generate excitement as the golf season’s final major event nears.

“At RBC Bank, we are thrilled to be a partner of the PGA and are proud of our overall participation in the sport. The annual buildup to the PGA Championship is always electrifying, and we wanted to bring that fervor to the Atlanta community, offering families the opportunity to take part in the excitement that surrounds this celebrated event,” said Jeffrey Scharps, regional president of Retail for RBC Bank.

Events, including the chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship, are as follows:

Get Golf Ready Event – Friday, July 15

  • What: To celebrate Family Golf Month, RBC Bank will help families Get Golf Ready. On Friday, July 15, anyone who visits an Atlanta-area RBC banking center will receive golf-themed giveaways while supplies last, including a $50 Get Golf Ready coupon good towards the purchase of a lesson package (approximate value $99). The Get Golf Ready Program is designed to teach everything needed to step onto a golf course and play with confidence in just five short lessons, which are guided by trained PGA and LPGA professionals.
  • Where: All 44 Atlanta-area RBC banking centers. Visit www.designmattsbag.com for locations.

Photos with the Wanamaker Trophy – Friday, July 15 and Friday, July 22

  • What: Stop by one of the following local RBC banking centers for the opportunity to have your photo taken with the PGA Championship’s Wanamaker Trophy, one of the most recognized and largest trophies in sports.
  • Where:
    • July 15 – Prado (5640 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
      Midtown (75 Fifth St. NW, Atlanta) from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • July 22 – Medlock Bridge (9570 Medlock Bridge Rd., Duluth) from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Design-A-Bag for Matt Kuchar – Now through Friday, July 29

  • What: Visit a designated RBC banking center for the opportunity to design a golf bag for PGA standout Matt Kuchar, currently ranked #4 in the world and the highest ranked American golfer. Special computer design centers at each branch will allow golf fans to choose from a variety of colors and textures to design their one-of-a-kind bag. The winning design will be chosen by Kuchar and the winner will receive a VIP experience for two at the PGA Championship on Wednesday, August 10, including a meet-and-greet with Kuchar and a behind-the-scenes tour with a Golf Channel analyst. Kuchar will also carry the winning bag during a 2012 PGA Tour event.
  • Where: Nine designated Atlanta-area RBC banking centers. Visit www.designmattsbag.com for locations.

RBC “Shot for College” Scholarship – Monday, August 8

  • What: Students aged 12-17 with a passion for golf can participate in a free clinic on short game, golf etiquette and iron shots hosted by PGA Pro Anthony Kim. Each participant will have the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 college scholarship provided by RBC Bank in partnership with RBC Wealth Management. Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants. To register, visit www.seeyouthere.com/rbcshotforcollege2011.
  • Where: St. Ives Country Club, Monday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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. For ten consecutive years, RBC has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. RBC has been listed as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world for six years in a row, according to the annual ranking by Corporate Knights. And, in February of this year, RBC was ranked 31st in The World's Most Respected Companies by Barron's, and third among financial institutions. More information about RBC Bank may be found at www.rbcbankusa.com.