HOUSTON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo today announced that proceeds of the 2016 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup held on May 24 at BBVA Compass Stadium will benefit the Pursuit for those with disABILITIES bicycle ride, a 3,500-mile cross-country trek to raise money and awareness for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup is an annual exhibition match in which the Dynamo take on a team from outside Major League Soccer, with proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit organization. BBVA Compass, in partnership with Dynamo Charities, will donate a minimum of $10,000, along with a portion of all proceeds above that amount from this year's Charities Cup. The match between the Dynamo and Real Sociedad of Spain's La Liga BBVA will benefit Pursuit's goal of raising $11 million for The Center, which has called Houston home for more than six decades.
"The BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup is a special evening for us, as we welcome an incredibly talented international team to our city for a matchup against the Dynamo," said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez. "We're using the spotlight to make an impact far beyond the pitch, shining it on a cause we can all rally around. We'd love for all Houstonians to come out and help build a brighter future for people with disabilities."
Real Sociedad is the eighth international opponent overall to face the Dynamo in the Charities Cup. The Dynamo will be led onto the field by team captain and BBVA Compass brand ambassador Giles Barnes.
"I'm looking forward to playing Real Sociedad in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on May 24," Barnes said. "It's always fun to test yourself against some of the best players in the world. BBVA Compass has found a great cause in the Pursuit for those with disABILITIES bicycle ride."
BBVA Compass debuted a video on April 27 featuring Houston energy executive David Baldwin, leader of the Pursuit cross-country bike ride and charity campaign across the U.S. As presenting sponsor, BBVA Compass said its partnership with Pursuit is the perfect embodiment of its Bright Futures campaign and its 10 bright principles, which articulate its desire to give everyone it reaches a roadmap to a brighter future. The ride across 11 states begins June 6 in Astoria, Ore., and will conclude Aug. 3 in Delaware. To learn more about the Pursuit journey and watch the video that features Baldwin and clients of The Center, visit BBVABright.com/Pursuit.
"Pursuit is extremely grateful to have the support of BBVA Compass and to be announced as the beneficiary of this year's Charities Cup," Baldwin said. "Crossing the country by bike is a long trek, but it's nothing compared to the challenges that individuals with disABILITIES face every day."
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). The BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on 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 best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. 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 (4th). BBVA Compass recently earned top nods for best mobile app and best regional bank in the South & West in Money magazine's annual list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
About the Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and four conference championships in its first 10 seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition six times. The team trains in the Houston Methodist Champions' Field at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
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