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Community Bank Sponsors Local PA Golfer Brandon Matthews on Path to PGA Tour

Community Bank Sponsors Local PA Golfer Brandon Matthews on Path to PGA Tour

Member Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA  Community Bank has announced its sponsorship of local Pennsylvania professional golfer Brandon Matthews, who is competing in the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship this week.

 

Born in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Matthews grew up playing golf, winning multiple awards for his athleticism and skills. He played golf throughout college and began his professional career after graduating from Temple University in 2016 with a degree in adult and organizational development.

 

“We are proud to support Brandon during his time on the 2022 PGA Tour,” Community Bank President of PA Banking Barbara Maculloch said. “As a native Pennsylvanian, Brandon represents all that Community Bank stands for, and we are honored to sponsor him for the PGA Tour and wish him the best of luck during this year’s competition.” 

 

Part of Community Bank’s mission is to strengthen the communities it serves through financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer service. As one of Newsweek’s America’s Most Trusted Companies, it was important for Community Bank to sponsor Matthews to support the hometown golfer and show the bank’s commitment to the communities that place their trust in the bank every day. In 2021, Community Bank branches contributed more than $2.3 million in donations, grants and sponsorships, including more than $450,000 in donations to organizations in the Pennsylvania area.

 

Matthews first received global media attention for an act of kindness toward a fan with special needs. While hitting a putt to extend a playoff at the 2019 Argentina Open, the fan had a vocal outburst that distracted Brandon and caused him to miss the putt, and ultimately an invitation to the 2020 Open Championship. Upon learning that the fan was an adult male with down syndrome, Brandon immediately asked tournament organizers to help make an introduction. The photos of Brandon hugging the fan and providing him with signed memorabilia went viral around the world. Since then, Brandon has been steadily climbing the ranks of professional golf. He was the 2020-21 Player of the Year on PGA Tour Latin America after a season that included two victories. In 2022, on the Korn Ferry Tour, Matthews has already won the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard in Bogota, Colombia, and posted a runner-up finish at the Panama Championship.

 

Currently fourth on the Korn Ferry Tour Order of Merit, Matthews is projected to join the PGA Tour full-time for the 2022-23 season beginning in September.

 

“Anyone who knows me well knows just how much the communities and people of Pennsylvania mean to me” Matthews said. “The opportunity to partner with the hometown brand of Community Bank is surreal. I am honored to represent the brand, inside and outside the ropes.”


                                 

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For more information on the Wells Fargo Championship, visit wellsfargochampionship.com.

 

For more information about the PGA Tour, visit pgatour.com.

 

For more information about Community Bank, visit cbna.com.  

 

Community Bank is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About Community Bank System Inc.Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 215 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A., and has been serving its communities for more than 155 years. With over $15.5 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 125 largest financial institutions. Community Bank N.A. has consistently been ranked among the top-performing U.S. banks in America by Forbes Magazine since the list was first published in 2009. In addition, Community Bank was ranked on Newsweek's Most Trusted Companies 2022 List and Forbes World's Best Banks 2022 List. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the Company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services through its subsidiaries/business units that include: OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as personal, business and nonprofit portfolio design; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, retirement and VEBA/HRA plan administration, and collective investment fund, employee benefit trust and transfer agency services on a national scale.

Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU.” For more information about Community Bank, visit cbna.com or ir.communitybanksystem.com.

 

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