Community Bank NA supports EDD Adaptive Sports Dream Big 5K

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Community Bank NA supports EDD Adaptive Sports Dream Big 5K

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 3:11am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For the past three years, Community Bank NA has been a proud sponsor of the EDD Adaptive Sports Dream Big 5K in Essex, Vermont. Due to restrictions, this year’s race went virtual and Community Bank was again honored to sponsor the cause.

“EDD Adaptive Sports has had a measurable impact on our community and we are proud to continue to support the Dream Big 5K both as a sponsor and through our employees participating in the race,” Community Bank Regional Marketing Coordinator Erinn Perry said. “Our team was happy to join the cause and virtually support adaptive sports even when we could not physically be together.”

“We are grateful for Community Bank’s sponsorship of the Dream Big 5K,” EDD Adaptive Sports Executive Director Gretchen Owens said. “True to their name, Community Bank is a partner who cares about our community of athletes with disabilities by helping to promote the race and encourage employees to volunteer or participate.”

Community Bank Customer Service Representative Chelsea Poljacik participates in the virtual EDD Adaptive Sports Dream Big 5K.

EDD Adaptive Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating sports programs for individuals with disabilities. EDD Adaptive Sports’ goal is for people with disabilities to experience joy, independence and adventure through participation in sports. The organization partners with colleges and sporting organizations to provide various adaptive sports opportunities in Central/Northern Vermont and Central New York.

“The Dream Big 5K is especially important for EDD Adaptive Sport, because the funds raised allow us to deliver free EDD Adaptive Sports programs year-round in Vermont,” Owens said. “Our programs help children and adults with disabilities discover the fun of sports while helping participants build confidence and connect with peers.”   

Community Bank operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Throughout its more than 150-year history, the bank has remained committed to a community-focused approach that puts customers first. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants.

About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 240 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. and has been serving its communities for more than 150 years. With more than $11 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 100 largest financial institutions. Community Bank N.A. has consistently been ranked among the top 12 best banks in America by Forbes magazine since the list began publishing in 2009, and was most recently ranked tenth in 2020.

Source: Rutland, VT. — Community Bank