SPRINGFIELD — Community Bank N.A. team members from the Springfield branch recently participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, an annual bowling event that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County. The branch donated $2,500 in scholarships for the organization, contributing to a grand total of more than $40,000 in proceeds raised during the 2018 event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring networks, fostering supportive, one-to-one matches between professionally trained adult volunteers and young adults (ages 6-18) in Hampden County and the surrounding communities facing adversity, poverty, or parental incarceration. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County’s mission to provide meaningful programming to help children develop confidence, avoid risky behaviors, and thrive socially and academically.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County provides premier services in one-on-one mentoring that really makes a difference in a child’s life,” Community Bank N.A. Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer Michael Buckmaster said. “Our Springfield team is proud to support the organization and help them continue to make a significant impact in our community.”