Univest Bank and Trust Co.℠ Participates in Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs "Double Plays Pay" Sponsorship
Sponsorship Raises Money for the
Lehigh Valley Zoo
SOUDERTON, Pa., April, 12, 2012 - Univest
Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:
UVSP), parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co., a
full-service financial institution with over 135 years of
experience in delivering financial solutions including personal and
business banking, online banking, residential mortgages, insurance
products, investment and wealth advisory solutions*, recently
signed a sponsorship agreement with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
baseball team to help raise money for the Lehigh Valley Zoo, whose
mission is to create a safe, engaging and enlightening wildlife
experience for guests of all ages as it demonstrates leadership in
the cultural, scientific and conservation communities. The
sponsorship, "Double Plays Pay" provides a $25 donation to the
Lehigh Valley Zoo each time the Iron Pigs turn a double play.
"Univest is proud to partner with
the Iron Pigs to raise funds for the Lehigh Valley Zoo," said Phil
Jackson, corporate banking market president. "For over 135 years,
Univest has helped our customers and communities to 'Believe in the
Power of Local' by providing financial solutions, community
leadership and volunteer support to the local communities we serve.
We're delighted to have the opportunity to go to bat and raise
money for the Lehigh Valley Zoo.
Each year of the partnership with
the Iron Pigs, Univest has helped a different nonprofit. In 2011,
the monies raised went to the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown,
in 2010 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley and in 2009, the
Double Plays Pays program supported Dream Come True.
*Investment and insurance products are offered through
Univest Investments, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and Univest
Insurance, Inc., licensed non-bank subsidiaries of Univest
Corporation of Pennsylvania.
Headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania, Univest Corporation of
Pennsylvania (www.univest.net) and its subsidiaries serve the
financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit
organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties.
Univest Bank and Trust Co.SM, a member of the FDIC and
an Equal Housing Lender, offers customers 32 financial
service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and
39 ATM locations throughout the region, and is the parent company
of Univest Capital, Inc., a small ticket
commercial finance business; Univest Insurance, Inc., an independent
insurance agency headquartered in Lansdale, Pa., which serves commercial and
personal customers; and Univest Investments, Inc., a member of
FINRA and SIPC and a full-service broker-dealer and investment
advisory firm. For more information on Univest Corporation of
Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries, please visit www.univest.net.
About Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo's core purpose - to save species from extinction
- inspires our work, our conservation education programs, and our
leadership in wildlife conservation. Lehigh Valley Zoo, located in
the Central Range of the scenic 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve,
is home to more than 275 animals representing 70 species - from
African Penguins to Zebras. The Zoo's animal collection includes
sixteen species classified as endangered, threatened, or species of
concern: Kordofan Aoudad, Bobcat, West African Black Crowned Crane,
Red Kangaroo, Laughing Kookaburra, Mongoose Lemur, Canada Lynx,
Scimitar Horned Oryx, North American River Otter, Snowy Owl,
African Penguin, Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine, Trumpeter Swan,
Tammar Wallaby, Mexican Gray Wolf, and Plains Zebra.
Accredited by the Association of
Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo hosts family-friendly events,
educational programs and camps. In 2011, attendance reached over
100,000 and over 30,000 students experienced our formal
conservation education programs that meet Pennsylvania Assessment
Anchors and Eligible Content Standards. Voted Best Family Day Trip
in The Morning Call's Readers' Choice Awards for 2009, 2010 and
2011, the Zoo is open year-round and is operated by the Lehigh
Valley Zoological Society, a private nonprofit organization.
For information on how to support
the Zoo, current operating hours, admission rates, Zoo Reach
Program (Zoo Comes to You!), volunteer opportunities and event
details, visit http://www.lvzoo.org/, join our
Facebook Page, or follow us on Twitter. Lehigh Valley Zoo is listed
as an educational improvement organization under the Educational
Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).