PRESS RELEASE: Mass Mentoring Partnership To Receive Funds Through Berkshire Bank’s “Exciting Assists Program”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/17/2018

For more information:  Mike McCormick, 617-695-2478, mmccormick@massmentors.org

Mass Mentoring Partnership To Receive Funds Through Berkshire Bank’s “Exciting Assists Program” Receiving $100 for Every Boston Bruins Assist through December 1

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BOSTON – Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization dedicated to expanding empowering youth-adult relationships in Massachusetts, is excited to announce that they will receive $100 from the Berkshire Bank Foundation for every Boston Bruins’ assist through December 1. This is part of Berkshire Bank’s “Exciting Assists Program”, in partnership with New England Sports Network (NESN), to support and highlight the great works of non-profit organizations during the hockey season.

MMP joins Bottom Line and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless as this year’s non-profits chosen to receive funds through the Exciting Assists Program. An assist occurs when a Boston player shoots, passes or deflects the puck towards a scoring teammate, or touches it in any other way which enables a goal, meaning they were "assisting" in the goal.

To see updated assists and dollars raised, go to www.berkshirebank.com/about-us/in_the_community/nesn/exciting-assists

About Berkshire Bank Foundation: Through foundation grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students, environmental programs, and employee volunteerism, Berkshire Bank is making a difference. Each year the Foundation donates over $2 million to nonprofits throughout the Bank's footprint and 100% of bank employees provide over 40,000 hours of service through their XTEAM® corporate volunteer program. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more about Berkshire Bank Foundation, visit www.berkshirebank.com/community.

About Mass Mentoring Partnership: Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. With offices in Boston and in Holyoke, MMP serves hundreds of mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting thousands of youth in mentoring relationships. www.massmentors.org

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