The Provident Bank is pleased to announce a new multi-year corporate sponsorship agreement with the Northeast Conference (NEC), that includes presenting sponsorship of the conference’s prestigious Student-Athlete of the Year Award which honors individual excellence in both the academic and athletic realms, as well as leadership and contributions to one’s community.
“At Provident Bank we focus on the communities we serve and this partnership allows us to showcase student-athletes who share that view,” said Pamela Jasones, Area Manager, Provident Bank. “We are excited to be partnering with the NEC and to showcase student-athlete leaders from across the conference.”
Entering its 35th year as an NCAA Division I athletic entity, the Northeast Conference’s mission is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential in the classroom, in athletic competition and in the community.
“We greatly appreciate the support of Provident Bank for the student-athletes both on and off the field,” said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris. “We welcome them to our prestigious family of corporate sponsors, and look forward to the future of our partnership over the course of the next few years.”
Provident Bank is recognized for “Commitment You Can Count On,” and provides the most convenient and modern community banking services.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $8.9 billion as of September 30, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.
About Northeast Conference
Now in its 35th year, the Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#23), Baltimore (#27), and Hartford/New Haven (#30). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 22 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit the league's official website (www.northeastconference.org) and digital network (www.necfrontrow.com), or follow the league on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+, all @NECsports.