- TD Encourages its Customers and Employees to “Be a fan®” and Support Special Olympics
TD Encourages its Customers and Employees to “Be a fan®” and Support Special Olympics
Annual “Be a fan” program raises money for Special Olympics from Maine to Florida.
For Immediate ReleaseCHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine – May 13, 2013 – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® (“TD”), will be joined by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) to support Special Olympics through its annual “Be a fan®” program, beginning May 13, 2013.
The “Be a fan” program encourages TD customers and employees to raise funds for their local Special Olympics programs. Last year, more than 165,000 wristbands were purchased by TD customers and employees, contributing to the more than $1.1 million raised for Special Olympics programs from Maine to Florida.
“Through our collaboration with Special Olympics, TD has a unique opportunity to make a positive impact for so many inspiring athletes,” said Fred Graziano, Head of Regional Commercial Banking for TD Bank. “Supporting Special Olympics reinforces TD’s commitment to diversity, and with our customers’ continued support, we are making a difference together.”
TD Ameritrade employees participate in Special Olympics across the U.S. not only by giving monetary contributions, but by volunteering their time as well. “An important part of our company’s core values is a strong focus on people and teamwork, and our work with Special Olympics brings those ideals to life. Our employees not only give from their pocketbook, but they also give their time to help create better experiences for other people,” said Katrina Becker, Managing Director, Communications and Public Affairs for TD Ameritrade. “We’re proud to be part of such an important organization, and we’re delighted to once again collaborate with TD Bank.”
Green and white wristbands, featuring TD Bank and Special Olympics logos as well as the “Be a fan” slogan, will be available for $5 each at all TD Bank stores. TD Bank customers and non-customers can also use Penny Arcade to count and donate their loose change with the standard fee being waived for non-customers.
The “Be a fan” program runs from May 13 through June 30, 2013.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10
largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers
with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking
products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations
throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas
and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer
customized private banking and wealth management services through
TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial
services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in
Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS
and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank
Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto,
Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock
exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and
independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to
TD Ameritrade's (NYSE: AMTD)
education to help make investing and trading easier to
understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an
independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients
want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall
Street to Main Street for more than 38 years. An
official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic
Teams, TD Ameritrade has time and again been
recognized as a leader in investment services. Please
visit TD Ameritrade's
www.amtd.com for more information.
Brokerage services provided by
TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC and NFA.
TD Bank Group has an ownership
interest in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, the parent company
of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes
lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering
people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for
all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect
worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special
Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more
than 4 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the
world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition
and other related programs. Special Olympics now take place every
day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities
all over the world, from community playgrounds and ball fields in
every small neighborhood's backyard to World Games. Special
Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing
opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness,
demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship. Visit
Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org
Engage with us on: Twitter