For the 16th year, HSBC Bermuda is the lead sponsor of Bermuda’s largest sporting event, bringing not only two days of cricket but also numerous community and celebratory events to the Island.

When it comes to celebrating the Island’s biggest sporting event and holiday, few spread Cup Match fever like HSBC Bermuda.

CEO Steve Banner said “HSBC Bermuda is extremely pleased to once again be the lead sponsor of this exciting, two-day sporting highlight of the year. This year we look forward to partnering with St. George’s Cricket Club as they host Cup Match and celebrating with our colleagues, customers and the wider community, both in the weeks prior to the event and during the game.”

Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Tanya Bule commented “Cup Match fever is alive and well at HSBC, as our employees prepare for a number of exciting community focused, Cup Match related activities.”

To encourage that camaraderie and community spirit, HSBC will kick off their Cup Match celebrations with the Cup Match motorcades during which HSBC staff members will travel from both ends of the Island and line the streets, handing out flags to Somerset and St. George’s supporters along the routes and in designated locations throughout Hamilton, so everybody can “fly their team’s colours with pride.”

“This is a great time of year where we not only can acknowledge important dates in our island’s history but also get the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, either at the game or however else we choose.” Bule continued.

HSBC Bermuda sponsors the game including the background costs that go with hosting the two-day cricket match. Further information will be provided in the local press over the next week with respect to the event and scheduled media coverage.

On Monday, July 31st the annual Cup Match motorcade will head into Hamilton from St. George’s and then on Tuesday, August 1st, the motorcade will head into Hamilton from Somerset. Look out for snow cones, Gombeys and music, at the Harbourview Branch on Wednesday, August 2nd between Noon and 2:00 p.m.,” says Likila Baxter, Manager of Sponsorship and Events at the bank.

“Our customers and other members of the public really seem to enjoy all the excitement, especially on this, the 121st anniversary of Cup Match, and we truly value our role in honouring the many important Bermudian traditions that are unique to the Island at this time of year,” continues Baxter.

In closing, Banner shared “On behalf of all the staff at HSBC Bermuda I would like to wish everyone the very best Emancipation Day and Mary Price Day holidays and Cup Match event – and, as always, ‘may the best team win!”