For the 15th 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 “All of us at HSBC Bermuda continue to be extremely proud of our association with Cup Match. The bank has been associated with this special two-day event since 2006 and we very much look forward to this year’s match and the way in which the event brings the community together.”
Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Tanya Bule commented “The entire bank gets involved with the Cup Match experience, in both the lead up to, and during the event, and there is always some good-natured rivalry between the cricket fans among our staff.”
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.”
“We also decorate our buildings, inside and out,” Bule continues, “which just adds to the excitement.” She added, “every Friday during the month of July, you will see our dedicated staff and colleagues sporting their red & blue and blue & blue “uniforms” in the all of our Branches.”
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 25th the annual Cup Match motorcade will head into Hamilton from St. George’s and then on Tuesday July 26th the motorcade will head into Hamilton from Somerset. Look out for snow cones, Gombeys and music, at the Harbourview Branch on Wednesday July 27th 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 120th year 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!”