NewBridge Bank announced that local high school athletic programs have benefited from more than $1 million in contributions from the NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree over the past 17 years. NewBridge Bank will award $111,225 to the 24 Piedmont Triad high schools that participated in the 2015 event which brings total Jamboree giving to $1,000,535 since its inception in 1999.
“NewBridge Bank is dedicated to making a difference in the communities our clients and employees call home,” said Pressley Ridgill, president and chief executive officer of NewBridge Bank. “While we are proud of surpassing this tremendous milestone, we know it is a shared accomplishment resulting from the work of many. We are humbled by the generosity of our sponsors and enthusiasm of Jamboree spectators who, for 17 years and counting, make the Jamboree a success. I am especially proud of the NewBridge Bank employee volunteers who go above and beyond their day jobs to organize, promote and execute this event each year.”
The NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree is an annual fundraising event in August that showcases local high school cheerleading and football programs. The cheerleading competition draws 3,000-plus spectators for spirited athletic performances by squads from each of the participating high schools. The football scrimmages provide coaches and players an opportunity to test their gameplay in a Friday-night-lights atmosphere before the official start of the season. With 100 percent of the money raised from the Jamboree going to participating schools, the event celebrates the vital role high school athletics play in our communities and in the character education, leadership development, physical fitness and self-esteem of Piedmont Triad youth.
“Each year we are amazed at all the volunteers, time, energy, effort and amount of money that NewBridge Bank gives our schools through the Jamboree,” noted Brindon Christman, athletic director for Southwest Guilford High School. “We cannot express how much we appreciate being a part of such a class-act event and for all NewBridge Bank does for our school communities.”
2015 NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree Participating Schools: 1. Carver, Winston-Salem, 2. Central Davidson, Lexington, 3. East Davidson, Thomasville, 4. Eastern Guilford, Gibsonville, 5. East Forsyth, Kernersville, 6. Glenn, Kernersville, 7. Grimsley, Greensboro, 8. Ledford, Thomasville, 9. Lexington, Lexington, 10. McMichael, Mayodan, 11. Morehead, Eden, 12. Mount Tabor, Winston-Salem, 13. North Davidson, Lexington, 14. Northeast Guilford, McLeansville, 15. Northwest Guilford, Greensboro, 16. Ragsdale, Jamestown, 17. Reagan, Pfafftown, 18. Reidsville, Reidsville, 19. Rockingham County, Reidsville, 20. Southern Guilford, Greensboro, 21. Southwest Guilford, High Point, 22. West Davidson, Lexington, 23. West Stokes, King, 24. Western Guilford, Greensboro