Hampton University announced today that TowneBank has pledged $1 million to the university for naming rights within Armstrong Stadium and premier engagement with the Department of Athletics. The grant also outlines career services and professional development opportunities between the university and the TowneBank family of companies.
“We are extremely excited about this news, and we look very much forward to our enhanced partnership, said Hampton University President Darrell K. Williams said. “We truly appreciate TowneBank and its continued support and advocacy of Hampton and our vision to amplify and sustain an athletic program and culture of excellence that promote national university pride and build high-achieving leaders and champions.
The partnership is expected to:
- To fund the installation of a trophy suite within Armstrong Stadium effectively upgrading the Adult Zone from a tent to a semi-permanent structure
- To support the “Pirate on the Move” travel campaign that allows Hampton Athletics to support fundraising activities during athletic events away from the university
- To align with the rest of the CAA medical service staff to establish a sideline injury tent for football athletes
TowneBank president Alexis Swann indicated that the gift was the largest partnership between TowneBank and an HBCU. “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate and find new, strategic ways to enhance our relationship with Hampton University.”
Evelyn Graham, Hampton’s vice president of development, said, “Words cannot express our gratitude for TowneBank’s generosity. We know that they will be thrilled with the caliber of our students, the excellence of our operations, and the engagement of our faculty through this partnership.”
Hampton athletic director Anthony Henderson added: “We thank TowneBank so much for their generous contribution. Its partners like them that make our work possible. This partnership also will help showcase TowneBank and further advance the brand of this banking institution. We look forward to building on this amazing relationship.”
Courtesy: Hampton University
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