CAMDEN, Maine — Camden National Bank has given away 900 tickets to fans for their schools’ games in state high school basketball finals on Friday and Saturday at sites in Bangor, Augusta and Portland, according to a press release from the bank.
It’s the fourth year Camden National has partnered with local schools to purchase tickets for students.
Camden National is offering free tickets to each school that made it to states and is located in a community with a Camden National branch: the Bangor girls, Hampden Academy boys, McAuley girls of Portland, Medomak Valley boys of Waldoboro, Penquis Valley boys of Milo and Waynflete girls of Portland. The number of tickets purchased for each school varied depending on school size and student interest.
“The Penquis community is one that takes great pride in the success of our children,” Penquis principal Matthew Hackett said in the press release. “Camden National’s most generous gift will afford many of our students the opportunity to attend the final game at the Bangor Auditorium as our boys basketball team vies for the Class C state championship. Additionally, we’re now able to run an activity bus so that many of our high school students have the opportunity and one less barrier to attend the game.”
“The basketball tournament season is a special time of year in Maine and we are pleased to be part of the excitement,” said Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank. “We want to congratulate all student athletes no matter what sport they play or their record — their real success is in representing their schools and communities to the best of their abilities.”