NJSGA ANNOUNCES CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP WITH PROVIDENT BANK

The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) on Dec. 6 announced a multi-year corporate partnership with Provident Bank.

Provident Bank, which has a more than 175-year history of commitment to New Jersey customers, communities, and employees, will become the Official Bank of the NJSGA and the presenting sponsor of the NJSGA Amateur Championship.  In addition, Provident will collaborate with the NJSGA to develop marketing programs, corporate networking events, and charitable initiatives.

“We are delighted to partner with the NJSGA.  Like Provident, they have a long-standing tradition of excellence and service to New Jersey,” said Chris Martin, President and CEO, Provident Bank.  “Our shared core values make the NJSGA the ideal partner.  We look forward to working with the NJSGA to enhance their offerings and deliver added benefits to their members,” he added.

Through its partnership, Provident Bank will support NJSGA charitable arms, becoming official sponsor of the annual NJSGA Youth Foundation Pro-Am and presenting sponsor of new corporate networking programs from which net proceeds will benefit the NJSGA Youth Foundation and the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Provident Bank as a NJSGA corporate partner.  It is fitting that the state’s oldest bank has committed to help us support all things golf in New Jersey,” said NJSGA President, William Frese.

“Provident’s financial commitment and marketing support will not only allow the NJSGA to continue providing a wide range of services to our individual golf members and member golf clubs, but it will enable us to develop new joint marketing programs that will create networking opportunities and continued fundraising for NJSGA charitable initiatives,” he added.

Provident Bank and the NJSGA have agreed to develop a series of joint marketing initiatives aimed at creating new corporate networking programs and events that will allow both organizations to engage New Jersey companies through golf and professional development related activities.

“Provident Bank understands the power of the NJSGA’s influence and impact across the state.  Between the reach of our communications platforms, the depth of our championships and events, and the strength of our ties to both the golf and business communities in New Jersey, Provident will be able to associate with the game of golf in a powerful way and leverage the meaningful crossover between these target markets,” stated NJSGA executive director Kevin Purcell.

As a Corporate Partner, Provident Bank will provide banking services to the NJSGA and its charitable arms, the Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Youth Foundation, and will provide overall support to the NJSGA which will help the association continue to serve golfers across the state through the many programs and services it provides.

Provident Bank is well known for its charitable endeavors and financial support provided by its foundation. Since its inception in 2003, The Provident Bank Foundation has contributed more than $22 million to enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves through support of non-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations.

ABOUT THE NJSGA

In accordance with the mission statement, the New Jersey State Golf Association, a non-profit organization of member clubs and courses, is dedicated to serving golf in New Jersey. Founded in 1900, the NJSGA was formed for the purpose of promoting and conserving the true spirit of the game throughout the state. Now in its 118th year, the NJSGA has continued to grow and serves more than 275 clubs, courses and organizations representing more than 100,000 golfers throughout the state. It conducts 26 men’s and women’s tournaments, offers handicapping service (GHIN), has donated more than $13 million through its Caddie Scholarship Foundation and promotes the growth of golf through its Youth Foundation.

ABOUT PROVIDENT BANK

Provident Bank, (www.provident.bank) a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.50 billion as of September 30, 2017. With $6.59 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.

Provident Bank Media Contact:

Jennifer Wolk, LevLane Advertising

215.825.9658 (Office); 215.806.1635 (Cell); jwolk@levlane.com

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