ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, raised a total of $8,770 during the month of February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey through its participation in the organization’s 2012 Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on March 2-4.
Coined the “Blue Diamonds,” a team of 17 Spencer Savings Bank employees including members of executive management participated in three, 30-minute flag football games in the tournament’s Recreational Division on Saturday, March 3. Surpassing their goal to raise $5,000, the team alone raised $8,700, contributing to an event total of more than $300,000 benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey.
“We are very proud to have been a part of such a giving event. The team’s exemplary morale kept everyone in good spirits, knowing the shared end goal was to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New Jersey,” said José B. Guerrero, Chairman, President and CEO of Spencer Savings Bank. “The opportunity to contribute as a sponsor of the event gave Spencer Savings Bank the chance to come together to show our support for an important community cause.”
Since its inception five years ago, the Snow Bowl has raised more than $260,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey. The success of this event directly helps the organization support its mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Snow Bowl has helped more than 22,000 athletes, who train and compete free-of-charge, year-round in 24 Olympic-type sports.
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