ESTERO, Fla. -- The Florida Everblades and Fifth Third Bank, National Association, announced today a multi-year partnership making Fifth Third Bank the official banking partner of Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades. The partnership launches February 2022 and includes naming rights to the Fifth Third Bank Box Office and Fifth Third Bank Terrace.
Blades fans can expect many opportunities to see the partnership with Fifth Third Bank on display including signage on the outdoor marquee and main arena dasher boards, plus digital signage in the Recreational Rinks at Hertz Arena. In addition, Fifth Third Bank will be the presenting partner of the annual Teddy Bear Toss game, host activation nights, and hospitality opportunities.
“We are thrilled about the partnership with the Florida Everblades. It demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to South Florida, and it will help us connect in a new and meaningful way with fans of the Florida Everblades,” said Jim Weiss, Fifth Third’s South Florida regional president. “This partnership impacts more than sports; together it supports our vibrant community and relationships. We are most excited about the impact we will create together to make it a Fifth Third better.”
“We are pleased to announce that Fifth Third Bank will be joining the Everblades family as the official banking partner and becoming the face of banking at Hertz Arena,” stated Chris Palin, Everblades Vice President of Business Development. “We look forward to this great partnership with new visible landmarks within Hertz Arena along with the commitment from both sides to positively impact the lives of others in our community.”
About Fifth Third:
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2021, the Company had $211 billion in assets and operates 1,117 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,322 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2021, had $554 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $65 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”
About the Florida Everblades:
Based out of Estero, Florida, the Florida Everblades are the premier minor league professional hockey club in Southwest Florida. Since being founded in 1998, the Blades have amassed a successful history in the ECHL, the Premier “AA” Hockey League, which includes 21 playoff appearances, four Eastern Conference Championship titles, and one Kelly Cup title in 2012. Off the ice, the club has set the standard in fan support, leading the league in attendance six times. The Florida Everblades are also the proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League Nashville Predators and the American Hockey League Milwaukee Admirals.
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