MILWAUKEE, Apr 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --U.S. Bank will sponsor several events to help support tourism dollars
spent in the state and appeal to Midwesterners on a travel budget.
Included in U.S. Bank's sponsorship:
- Banking and Air Show's Navy Blue Angels...a new
relationship as a title sponsor of the Milwaukee Air & Water show that
takes place June 11 through June 13 at Bradford Beach. The show will
feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the most popular air show act in
the world. There will also be other military flight teams and
performers at this highly patriotic show, which is expected to draw
more than 250,000 people to the lakefront.
- Banking and Baseball...a new relationship with the Brewers
that will increase U.S. Bank's presence both at Miller Park and around
town. U.S. Bank will be the presenting sponsor of Brewers Block
Parties where fans will have an opportunity to meet ballplayers and
enjoy baseball-themed games. The block parties will be held around
several Milwaukee neighborhoods before select home games.
- Banking with Bigger Booms...U.S. Bank hosts the biggest
July 3 fireworks display in the Midwest, and this year featuresbigger
booms and additional launch locations. The July 3 U.S. Bank Fireworks
Show is a long-standing summer tradition that earns top marks and
consistently draws more than a million people to Milwaukee's Veterans
- Banking with a Classic Beat...a continued relationship
with the Milwaukee Symphony to support its great performances.
- Banking with a Better Zoo...a long-standing commitment to
the Milwaukee County Zoo as a title sponsor of the U.S. Bank Gathering
Place, a family-friendly welcome center.
Bill Bertha, U.S. Bank Wisconsin president, said, "U.S. Bank is very
committed to our Wisconsin markets which we've been a part of for more
than 150 years. We are proud of our partnerships with these outstanding
organizations who contribute so much to the quality of life in our
community." He added, "These activities should provide more
opportunities for those living near and far to sample the many
attractions Milwaukee has to offer while also helping to generate
economic activity for our local businesses."
Bertha said that U.S. Bank is also proud to continue its support of
Wisconsin's collegiate sports, in particular Marquette athletics and
Badger sports. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of
U.S. Bank hosting a family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year's Eve
celebration in Madison.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $281 billion in assets as of Dec. 31,
2009, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,025 banking offices in
24 states and 5,148 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Lisa H. Clark, 608-877-7517