North Andover Resident Wins Salem Five Social Media Contest

October 2017

Enjoys VIP Experience at Fenway Park with Dustin Pedroia

Salem, Mass., October 11, 2017 – For North Andover resident Greg Cowan, some of his fondest memories are watching the Red Sox play at Fenway Park with his father and brother, Dan. The Cowan family was at Fenway when the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the ALCS title game in 2004, and at opening day in 2008, where they watched the team receive their 2007 World Series Championship rings, but for Cowan, the Red Sox game he won’t ever forget is the last one he went to with his father before he passed away.

Cowan and his brother, Dan shared these special memories with Salem Five and WEEI as part of their Father’s Day social media contest last spring. WEEI listeners from around the region shared a memory of their father for a chance to win a VIP experience at Fenway Park with Dustin Pedroia, who has a longtime partnership with Salem Five. Cowan’s winning tweet was chosen by Salem Five and WEEI from hundreds of entries.

Cowan was at Fenway Park earlier this month to enjoy his VIP experience, which included the opportunity to announce Dustin Pedroia up at bat on the Red Sox Radio Network, a meet and greet with Pedroia during pre-game batting practice and premium seats to the game.

“Watching the Sox play at Fenway Park with my father and brother are some of my favorite family memories,” said Cowan. “Having an opportunity to meet Dustin and hang out with the WEEI team in the broadcast booth is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and is another amazing Red Sox memory that I’ll treasure.”

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.

“As a local bank with deep roots in the region, we understand how special the Red Sox are to our community,” said Jim Nelson, chief marketing officer at Salem Five. “It’s a pleasure to give Greg this special experience and an opportunity to create more amazing memories with his family at Fenway.”

Salem Five Bancorp is the parent bank holding company of Salem Five (, 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 $5 billion in assets and 35 retail branches in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties and southern 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.


James Nelson
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