Santander And New England Revolution Announce 2017 Santander Soccer Scholars Program

(NOTE: Santander Bank is located at 280 Main Street in Wilmington.)

BOSTON, MA – Santander Bank and the New England Revolution today announced the return of the Santander Soccer Scholars program for its fourth consecutive year. Through its role as the Official Bank of the New England Revolution and to celebrate its commitment to supporting education, Santander will honor local students for their achievements on and off the field. Now through the end of the 2017 Major League Soccer regular season, the Santander Soccer Scholars program invites adults to nominate students, ages six through 17, for the chance to win a unique VIP Match Day experience with the New England Revolution.

“One of our top priorities at Santander is to support education initiatives in the communities where our customers and colleagues live and work,” said Michael Bruno, Santander Bank Region President for Northeastern New England. “The Soccer Scholars Program is a great way for us to reward students’ hard work and dedication in the classroom and on the soccer pitch. We hope that honoring their academic achievements will inspire students to continue pursuing their academic goals.”

Since the program’s inception in 2014, Santander has recognized more than 30 scholars from throughout New England, who were selected at random through an online sweepstakes. For the 2017 Soccer Scholars program, now through October 5, 2017, adults can nominate a deserving student via an online entry form. Thirty-five first prize winners, selected at random, will receive the VIP Match Day experience, including four tickets to a designated New England Revolution home match, an on-field photo opportunity with a Revs player, and the opportunity to stand on the sidelines and cheer on the team as they take the field. One grand prize winner will receive a visit to his or her school from Revolution star players, along with mascot Slyde and the Revs Battalion. The grand prize winner will also receive $500 towards their education, in addition to the VIP Match Day experience.

“We’re excited to once again partner with Santander to honor the achievements of local youth in the classroom and on the field,” said New England Revolution President, Brian Bilello. “We look forward to motiving budding soccer stars and to recognizing their academic dedication on match day.”

Santander is proud to be the Official Bank of the New England Revolution, now playing its 22nd season. The first Soccer Scholars honoree will be recognized at the Revs Home Game on July 22nd when the Revs take on the NY Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium.

For more information on the Santander Soccer Scholars program, visit

(NOTE: The above press release is from Santander.)

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