SAN ANTONIO, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass announced today that it has completed a new agreement to team up and create opportunities with the WNBA's San Antonio Stars.
The agreement includes player appearances at charity and other special events, special promotions from the bank on select game nights, and leveraging the agreement to create opportunities and bring bright futures to the San Antonio community. The new agreement also comes on the heels of the bank moving its city headquarters to the downtown Weston Centre, the city's tallest office building, with prominent BBVA Compass signage at the top of the building as a symbol of the bank's dedication to the Alamo City.
"San Antonio holds a special place in BBVA Compass' heart," said BBVA Compass Chief Marketing and Digital Sales Officer Jennifer Dominiquini. "The bank prides itself on giving back to the community and providing opportunities for bright futures for everyone. The San Antonio Stars, and their amazing athletes who play important roles for athletes everywhere, hold these same values. We're excited about what we can do together for this special city."
The agreement follows a continuous wave of bank activity in the market, which included the bank naming former Stars player and current San Antonio Spurs coach Becky Hammon as one of its brand ambassadors last year. Hammon, who made history as the league's first full-time female coach, helped the bank tip off its new #BrightFutures campaign, complete with the bank's 10 Bright Principles.
The Stars, who moved their operations to San Antonio before the 2003 season, are well known in the area for their community involvement, including cancer initiatives and youth sports programs. BBVA Compass' similar commitment to the city is evidenced by the move to the Weston Centre amidst downtown's revitalization, the BBVA Compass Foundation donating a total of more than $450,000 to help fund 24 local organizations in 2016, and local bank employees pouring in over 2,400 hours of community service that same year.
Also, in June 2015, BBVA Compass donated $1 million to LiftFund, the nation's largest nonprofit microlender, for a building on its new West Side campus, in addition to a $4 million low-rate loan.
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About BBVA Group
BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. 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. More information about BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 657 branches, including 342 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 19 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 leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 5th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2016. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
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