Citizens Bank Supports the Life is good Festival as Exclusive Financial Banking Services Sponsor
Good Citizenship Volunteer Program to Enable The Life is good Kids Foundation Fundraising Effort for Children
BOSTON (August 28, 2013) – Citizens Bank today announced it is partnering with Life is good as the exclusive financial banking services sponsor for the fourth annual Life is good Festival that takes place September 21 and 22 at Prose Farm in Canton, Massachusetts.
"We are excited to be the exclusive financial banking services sponsor and to marry our core beliefs regarding good citizenship to Life is good's positive purpose," said Jerry Sargent, President, Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, Massachusetts. "Our sponsorship of the Good Citizenship Volunteer Program will support the Life is good Festival in raising funds for The Life is good Kids Foundation, which helps children in need through the power of play."
As part of this partnership, Citizens Bank will be the sole sponsor of the Good Citizenship Volunteer Program, which enables more than 2,000 volunteers to bring the festival to life. Good Citizenship Volunteers will have the opportunity to help out with event production, greeting, games, face painting and many other activities that make the two-day music festival run smoothly.
"Talk about a perfect fit! Citizens Bank is sponsoring the Good Citizenship Volunteer Program, which enables 2,000 hard working volunteers to bring the Life is good Festival to life," said Bert Jacobs, Chief Executive Optimist, Life is good. "And each of those volunteers knows that by doing their job well at the Festival, they are helping to raise over $1 million to help kids overcome poverty, violence and illness via The Life is good Kids Foundation. Citizens Bank walks the walk!"
Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Roots and Amos Lee are among the artists that will headline this year's Festival. They will be joined by kids' acts like YO GABBA GABBA! and Recess Monkey. Tickets are on sale now at Lifeisgood.com/Festival. Adult tickets are $65 for one day or $120 for a two-day pass. Children's tickets are $20 for one day or $35 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for children aged 2 and younger. Festival goers who raise $500 or more are called V.G.P.'s — Very Good People — and will be rewarded with backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets, and other perks.
More than 30,000 expected attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an onsite social media contest during the Festival. Using the hash tags #goodcitizen and #LIGFEST, Festival-goers will have the chance to win free Life is good gear and gain access to the exclusive V.G.P. area.
About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 252 branches and 754 ATMs in Massachusetts.
RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $126 billion commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and through its subsidiaries has approximately 1,400 branches, more than 3,600 ATMs and nearly 19,000 colleagues. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont; and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. RBSCFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. RBSCFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBSCFG's website is citizensbank.com.
About The Life is good Company
The Life is good Company spreads the power of optimism and helps kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. The company with a Positive Purpose has raised over $9.5 million for kids in need to date, principally through Life is good products, the annual Life is good Festival, and community fundraising efforts. Please visit Lifeisgood.com for more details and spread optimism with #PositivePurpose. Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company.
About The Life is good Kids Foundation
The Life is good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by Life is good to raise money to help kids in need. The Life is good Kids Foundation directly funds the Life is good Playmakers program, which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. Life is good donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through The Life is good Kids Foundation. For more information, visit Lifeisgood.com.