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
Photos with the Wanamaker Trophy – Friday, July 15 and Friday, July 22
Design-A-Bag for Matt Kuchar – Now through Friday, July 29
RBC “Shot for College” Scholarship – Monday, August 8
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.