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Berkshire Bank Awards $12,000 to Mortgage Sweepstakes Winner

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has announced that Gerard Nowlan of Boxford won its Exciting Rewind Mortgage Sweepstakes. Nowlan and his wife, Linda, were awarded the grand prize of $12,000 — to assist with their mortgage for a year — by Mike Daly, Berkshire’s president and CEO, on April 4 during a NESN hockey-game broadcast. More than 3,000 consumers entered the sweepstakes.

At the beginning of the hockey season, Berkshire announced that, as the official sponsor of Boston Bruins coverage on NESN, it would be partnering with the network on the Exciting Rewind Mortgage Sweepstakes. Through this partnership, the contest was featured during every professional hockey game on NESN. Network analyst Andy Brickley broke down game footage throughout the season during the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind segment to illustrate top plays. Viewers were encouraged to watch each Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind on nesn.com/berkshirebank and vote monthly for their favorite to be entered for a chance to win.

“Winning the Exciting Rewind Mortgage Sweepstakes was a dream come true,” said Nowlan. “I celebrated my birthday, was able to watch a game from NESN’s studio suite, and my bank is helping me with my mortgage. The best part was, I kept it a secret from my wife — she didn’t know I had won $12,000 until Mike Daly presented us the check.”