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Salem, Mass., June 28, 2017 – Salem Five is pleased to announce the winner of the “Uncomplicate Hitting” video contest is the Wyoma Red Sox Little League team from Lynn. The team will enjoy a once in a lifetime hitting clinic experience with second baseman Dustin Pedroia at the Majors Field in Wyoma Square, Lynn on July 28.
The Wyoma Red Sox shared a video demonstrating their passion, pride and spirit to succeed; they just need a little hitting help. They went on to explain that, although their coaches are terrific, they could really benefit from Dustin’s professional help. Their winning video received nearly 10,000 votes.
"These kids pour their heart into every practice and every game. As volunteer coaches, most of us with very little experience, we do what we can to teach them the fundamentals, but we could definitely use some expert help,” said Coach Kevin Ronningen. "Winning this contest has put these kids over the moon. To have a chance to not only meet Dustin Pedroia, but to learn from him, will forever shape the way they look at the game.”
The contest is the latest evolution of Salem Five’s new brand platform, built around the tagline “Let’s Uncomplicate Money.” Launched in September 2016, the platform embodies Salem Five’s realistic approach to finances. The bank aims to help customers spend more time enjoying life and less time worrying about finances.
“The Wyoma Red Sox team’s philosophy on hitting is very similar to Salem Five’s philosophy on managing finances: It helps to get advice from an expert coach,” said Martha Acworth, Chief Marketing Officer at Salem Five. “We congratulate them for submitting a terrific video and want to thank all of our finalists for their enthusiastic participation.”
During Salem Five’s nine-year partnership with Pedroia, he has participated in community events and acted as spokesperson for the bank’s award-winning Gold Star Saver program, which helps to make financial literacy and responsibility accessible and fun for children. For a glimpse of the winning entry and other Pedroia videos, visit www.pedroiasworld.com.
Bancorp is the parent bank holding company of Salem Five (www.salemfive.com), a mutual institution founded in 1855. Salem Five aims to make money less complicated and thereby make customers’ lives simpler and easier by offering sophisticated retail and commercial banking products, personalized service and innovative technology. Salem Five is one of the largest Massachusetts-headquartered banks with $4.7 billion in assets and 34 retail branches in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties and New Hampshire. Divisions include Salem Five Mortgage Company, which has financed more homes than any other Massachusetts bank; Salem Five Financial which offers financial and retirement income planning, portfolio review and money management; and Salem Five Insurance Agency, which provides personal and commercial insurance. Salem Five deposits are insured through the FDIC and DIF. Salem Five Mortgage Company’s NMLS # is 4662. Equal Housing Lender. Securities are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Life insurance products are offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. Insurance and investment products are not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed, may lose value, not a deposit, and not insured by any federal government agency.