UNION COUNTY — Arthur State Bank made a “Grand Slam” this week with a $2,000 sponsorship for the USC Union Bantam Athletics.
On Wednesday, USC Union announced that Arthur State Bank had become the first sponsor of USC Union Bantam Athletics which includes the Bantam Baseball Team and the Lady Bantam Softball team.
With its $2,000 sponsorship, Arthur State Bank becomes not only the first sponsor of the USC Union Bantam Athletics, but also its first “Grand Slam” sponsor. A Grand Slam sponsor is an individual or business, church, club or other organization that makes a $2,000 sponsorship to the Bantam Athletics.
A Grand Slam sponsor receives the “Grand Slam Package” which includes:
• The sponsor’s name on a brick at the student center courtyard.
• The sponsor’s name or logo on a banner on display at home games.
• Two free t-shirts.
• Large sponsor name or logo on the back of a Bantam practice shirt.
• Sponsor recognition during broadcasts.
• Sponsor name or logo to appear on USC Union website, social media, and roster.
Other sponsorship packages offered to potential sponsors include:
Diamond Level Package — $1,000: Sponsor name or logo on banner on display at all home games; sponsor name or logo on Bantam practice shirt sleeve; sponsor recognition during broadcasts; sponsor name or logo will appear on USC Union website, social media, & roster.
Home Run Level Pacakage — $500: Sponsor name or logo on Bantam practice shirt; sponsor recognition during broadcasts; sponsor name or logo will appear on USC Union website, social media, & roster.
Fan Level Package — $100: Sponsor name or logo will appear on USC Union website, social media, & roster.
Arthur State Bank’s sponsorship of the USC Union Bantam Athletics is the latest in a series of developments that are occurring at USC Union.
In July, USC Union announced that the Bantam Baseball Team will be coached by Keith “Jap” Worthy and will compete in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). On Tuesday, it was announced that Worthy had already recruited 25 students for the team, all of them eager to begin the season.
Bantam Athletics also includes the new Lady Bantam Softball Team who will be coach by Amanda Warley. Like the baseball team, the softball team is composed of both in-state and out-of-state students.
The press release announcing the Arthur State Bank internship states that USC Union’s goal is to move from a Club league to NJCAA, Division I next year. It further states that the funds raised through the sponsorship packages offered to potential sponsors will be used to help the teams with travel expenses, uniforms, hosting tournaments and equipment.
For more information about USC Union athletic sponsorship, please contact Annie Smith at 864-424-8055 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in July, USC Union announced that the Union County Tuition Scholarship will begin this semester and pay off reaming student tuition and fees once their federal and state financial aid is applied to the bill.
In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, a student must be Life eligible; a current resident of Union County; and a graduate of either Union County High School, Union County Adult Education, Union Christian Day School or a county approved Home School Program in the previous academic year or be an early graduate for the spring or summer terms.
The scholarship is available for two consecutive academic years for a maximum of four terms unless the major requires summer school. A student who completes their chosen major within that time period are ineligible for additional funds toward a second major. Books and incidental class expenses are the students’ responsibility.
For more information about the Union County Tuition Scholarship contact Bobby Holcombe in Financial Aid at USC Union at 864-424-8022.
The physical infrastructure of USC Union is also undergoing changes designed to improve the campus.
Completed improvements include the new roof on the Main Building, new oak trees on Main Street, new awnings on Truluck Activity Center, and new exterior lighting on the Central Building. The old bookstore in the basement of the Main Building has been renovated to serve as the new Student Academic Success Center.
Plans are for the renovation of the campus gazebo, tile repair, additional signage for the bookstore on Main Street, and other small projects to be completed before the start of classes this month.
Larger projects including a new roof on the Central Building, wood repairs and painting on the exterior of the Main and Central buildings, landscaping at Patron’s Park, the Student Center Courtyard, and window replacements are scheduled to be completed by spring.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.