BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour(SM) Hits the Road on April 15 SIX CITY MOBILE TOUR FEATURES NBA-THEMED ACTIVITIES AND APPEARANCES BY NBA PLAYERS, LEGENDS, AND COACHES

HOUSTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, BBVA Compass and the NBA are teaming up again for a mobile grassroots basketball tour called BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour(SM). Launching in San Antonio on Sunday, April 15, the tour will stop in six markets over two months. Scheduled stops include San Antonio, Scottsdale, Ariz., Birmingham, Ala., Addison, Texas, Denver and Houston. The family-friendly mobile tour features a variety of activities that provide an immersive basketball experience for fans and festival attendees.

"We're pleased to be bringing the BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour back for a second year," said Manolo Sanchez, BBVA US country manager and BBVA Compass president and CEO. "Not only are the activities fun for NBA fans of all ages, they also promote our values of teamwork, effort and fair play."

"BBVA Compass and the NBA continue to partner on programs that expand the reach of the game of basketball," said Mark Tatum, NBA Executive Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships.  "Through the BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour we'll be able to share the passion of our game with fans in local communities around the country."

The BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour will feature a full-size basketball court where fans can showcase their skills and participate in a variety of shooting contests and skills challenges such as the Direct Deposit 3-Point Contest, Free Throw Frenzy, and Build My Savings Dance-Off, among others. The Larry O'Brien Trophy, awarded each year to the NBA Champions, will be on-site for fans to interact and take pictures with. Fans also can compare their hand size, foot size, height and reach to those of NBA players at the Get-A-Grip, Walk of Fame, Tall and Short, and Arm Span interactive displays. NBA players, legends and coaches will be available as well and will interact with fans, sign autographs and offer basketball tips to future and current NBA hopefuls.

BBVA Compass NBA Team. Works. on Tour(SM) Dates:

Date

City

Event/Location

April 15

San Antonio

AT&T Center

April 21-22

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Great Arizona Picnic

April 27-29

Birmingham, Ala.

Magic City Art Connection

May 18-20

Addison, Texas

Taste of Addison

May 25-28

Denver

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

June 9

Houston

Toyota Center

Additionally, NBA Cares and BBVA Compass are conducting the Team. Works. in Schools(SM) initiative. Team. Works. in Schools works to revitalize schools throughout the BBVA Compass Sunbelt footprint. Revitalizations are taking place at schools in Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver and Birmingham, Ala.

For more BBVA Compass news, visit http://www.bbvacompass.com

About BBVA Group
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is biased to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches, including 371 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, earning ‟Lender of the Year" honors in 2009 and 2010. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website, www.bbvacompass.com.

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business that features three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence, with offices in 15 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. Current NBA rosters feature 78 international players from 38 countries and territories. The NBA's digital assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 58 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 35 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 240 million fans and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $175 million to charity, completed more than 1.8 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 675 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play. 

Editor's Note:
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. Compass Bank, member FDIC.

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