BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Bank donated $8,000 to sponsor the Athletes Village at the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, August 7th. This is Dragonheart Vermont's eleventh year holding this event and Merchants Bank is overjoyed to have been involved each year.
Funds raised during the Dragon Boat Festival stay in Vermont to benefit cancer programs. They have raised over $1.65 million since starting the annual festival in 2005.
"Dragonheart Vermont is thrilled to have the support of a company like Merchants Bank to put on the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival," stated Linda Dyer, Founder of Dragonheart Vermont and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. "They have put in a spirited team in our event for all 11 years with the best captain—Carol Boivin— and the best team name—Hakuna MaTaTas! We truly appreciate the financial support that Merchants Bank offer us. They have served as our Athletes' Village sponsor to our community charity event for the last 3 years. Clearly, Merchant Bank is a company that believes in community as much as Dragonheart Vermont does. Paddles Up to Merchants Bank!"
Anita Bourgeois, Senior Vice President at Merchants Bank stated, "We are proud of our Merchants Bank team. Over thirty dedicated Merchants Bankers were participating in the Festival supporting friends and neighbors who have had, or are currently battling cancer. We are truly honored to support Dragonheart Vermont so that they can continue providing hope to those who have been touched by cancer."
About Merchants Bank:
A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank's business, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a "Top 200" in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to www.mbvt.com. Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ "MBVT")
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