LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2005--Fans of
the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will have two chances to
score big in support of their respective teams starting this weekend.
U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB), sponsor of both National League West rivals, in
a unique partnership with Amtrak, is giving fans the chance to win a
trip to watch the rivalry at an away game later in the year.
Volunteers from U.S. Bank and Amtrak will pass out 25,000 fliers
on Sunday, June 26 in San Diego as fans enter Petco Park to watch the
first place San Diego Padres. The fliers promote an enter-to-win
contest available exclusively at local U.S. Bank branches (all San
Diego U.S. Bank locations are listed on the back of the fliers). The
grand prize, valued at over $1,500, includes a trip for four in
Amtrak's business class from San Diego to Los Angeles and four tickets
to watch the Padres battle the Dodgers in VIP dugout seats.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a season-long promotion provides
Dodgers fans with a set of free baseball cards courtesy of U.S. Bank.
Any fan who stops by the U.S. Bank booth at any of the eight U.S. Bank
tabling dates at Dodger Stadium will receive a free set of five Upper
Deck Dodgers baseball cards featuring Eric Gagne, J.D. Drew, Derek
Lowe, Milton Bradley and Jason Phillips. U.S. Bank will give away
80,000 sets of cards throughout the season.
Additionally, each set includes a custom-designed, checklist card
promoting the U.S. Bank Five Star Giveaway. Each checklist card is
individually numbered, from 00000 to 80000, and fans can visit a U.S.
Bank to check if their number is a winner. Prizes include Dodger
dugout seats, a chance to take batting practice at Dodger Stadium and
a trip to San Diego to see the Dodgers take on the Padres during the
final weekend of the 2005 season.
"These promotions further our great partnerships with both of the
teams and express our commitment to the communities of San Diego and
Los Angeles," said Darrell Brown, region manager for U.S. Bank in
southern California. "Our branches are excited to this influx of
current and potentially new U.S. Bank customers visiting our many
locations in both markets during this exciting promotion."
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). With $198
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,377 banking
offices and 4,654 ATMs in 24 states, and provides a comprehensive line
of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and
payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee in which the
company pays customers if certain key banking benefits and services
are not met. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Sponsorships
Troy Morrison, 858-642-4639
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank