MILWAUKEE, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Bank today announced an expansion of their long-term partnership with Milwaukee Brewers, including the rights to an exclusive Brewers Visa® Credit Card as well as new Brewers MasterCard® Debit card and checks so fans can truly Bank like a Brewer.
The partnership also includes the continuation of a joint charitable program with the Brewers Community Foundation called "Hits for Homes" that directly benefits Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a nonprofit organization that provides support to low- to moderate-income homeowners and home buyers in the Milwaukee community. For every hit recorded by the Brewers during 2016 home games, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation will donate $150 to HRI, up to a combined $100,000.
"Associated Bank has been a proud business partner of the Brewers since 2006 when we launched our Brewers checking," said Christopher Piotrowski, EVP and chief marketing officer at Associated Bank. "Our partnership with the Brewers is about combining the strengths of our two teams to help build a greater fan experience and strengthen our community."
Piotrowski explained that other plans for this baseball season include new fan engagement activities at Miller Park including an interactive batting game called "Grand Slam Challenge" and interactive photo booth located in the Main Level Concourse behind Section 113.
"Associated Bank is a highly-valued, long-term supporter of the Brewers, and we are excited to be expanding our partnership," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "This is a relationship that includes elements that not only impact our two organizations, but also benefit our fans and mutual charitable partners in the community."
Fans can choose to show their pride and score the new Brewers Credit and Debit Card at any Associated Bank location, online at AssociatedBank.com or at Miller Park this season. The new Brewers Credit Card comes with account-protection features, a 10% discount at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic*, exclusive access to the Associated Bank Check In Gate at Miller Park*, and more.
When fans see the Brewers in action at Miller Park, they can apply for a credit card on-site. Mobile Teams will be available, both inside and outside the stadium, to accept immediate applications on iPads for the Brewers Credit Card. All fans who apply at Miller Park will receive a free Brewers baseball hat!**
*Show your Brewers credit card when making a purchase or entering the Associated Bank Check In Gate.
** By completing an application for a Brewers credit card from April 4, 2016 until September 25, 2016 during Milwaukee Brewers home games, applicant will receive a free hat.
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of over $27 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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