We have a new name for the home of the Rockland Boulders (independent; Can-Am League), as Provident Bank Park is now known as Palisades Credit Union Park.
The agreement takes effect immediately, as Palisades Credit Union will have its name on the ballpark when the Boulders host an exhibition game on May 14, followed by their regular season opener on May 19.
“We’re thrilled to have this longtime community financial institution join our family and a team that promotes America’s pastime while providing quality and affordable family entertainment,” said Boulders President Ken Lehner. “Palisades Credit Union has a 75-year history serving our region, representing more than 15,000 area residents and is poised to grow significantly.”
Palisades Credit Union President Tony Molina said “this decision is about building a partnership for a long-term commitment, serving the community and providing our members with great benefits through this relationship. Palisades Credit Union and the Rockland Boulders share a culture of community involvement that makes this a perfect fit.”
The Boulders have called Rockland home since their inception in 2011 and have averaged crowds of more than 3,000 fans per game, with an all-time attendance exceeding 750,000. “This region has embraced The Boulders with a passion and we know that Palisades Credit Union and its members will help that passion become even stronger,” said Lehner.
Palisades Credit Union becomes the naming rights sponsor for the Park following Provident Bank, which acquired Sterling National Bank in 2013 and now operates under the Sterling brand name.
“The Boulders are a terrific organization and great sponsorship partners,” said Jack Kopnisky, President and CEO of Sterling National Bank. “They run a valuable family-friendly venue in our community and we derived great value out of our naming rights sponsorship. As our business and marketing strategies shifted, we realigned our relationship with The Boulders, keeping a presence in the Park, but not renewing our naming rights. We look forward to seeing The Boulders continue to grow and thrive.”
“We will always have fond memories of the special times our fans experienced in Provident Bank Park,” said Shawn Reilly EVP/GM of the Boulders. “From Opening Day to Howard Johnson to winning the 2014 Can-Am Championship and all the thrilling rallies and come behind wins, it will always be special to us. But now, we are excited to start a fresh, exciting new chapter in our beautiful ballpark and can’t wait to create more memorable experiences for our fans with our new found synergies with the Palisades Credit Union!”