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Bank gives Boys & Girls Club $2,300

September 13, 2007

The Hagerstown Suns, through Susquehanna Bank's Strikeout for Straight A's Program, are helping make the future brighter for a group of Washington County children.

Susquehanna Bank launched its first-ever Strikeouts for Straight A's Program April 5 with the Suns. All season long, Susquehanna Bank made a $5 donation for every strikeout recorded by the Suns at Municipal Stadium to the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. Susquehanna also partnered with the Reading Phillies, Camden Riversharks, York Revolution, Lancaster Barnstormers and Williamsport Crosscutters to benefit youth education programs in those communities.

With nearly 500 strikeouts thrown at home, the Hagerstown Suns helped improve the after-school activities offered at the Boys & Girls Club. In celebration of Susquehanna Bank Night on Sept. 1 at Municipal Stadium, an executive from Susquehanna Bank presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club for $2,300.

"Whether it's new projects in the classroom or after-school activities, it's vital that every neighborhood have programs that foster education and growth opportunities for the children of its community," said Jim Piern, president and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Bank. "The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County does exactly that, and Susquehanna Bank could not be more proud to make a charitable donation to such an outstanding organization."

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