Ohio Athletics Extends Partnership with The Citizens Bank of Athens

Ohio Athletics Director Jim Schaus (second from the right) poses with Citizens Bank representatives (L-R) David Wilhelm, Bryan Starner and George Smalley.

June 18, 2012

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Athletics Department and IMG College announced today a five-year extension with The Citizens Bank of Athens as "The Official Banking Partner of the Bobcats".

"The exposure Ohio University Athletics has received through The Citizens Bank of Athens has been invaluable in providing the necessary exposure within the community to help our student-athletes compete at the highest level," said Ohio Athletics Director Jim Schaus. "The Citizens Bank of Athens has been a tremendous partner over the years and we are so excited that we can continue this partnership."

Through this partnership, Ohio University Athletics and The Citizens Bank of Athens will team up for several community initiatives, including the annual Reading Challenge. In addition, the partnership provides The Citizens Bank of Athens with multiple opportunities to highlight the many area businesses that have chosen The Citizens Bank as their banking partner.

"We are proud to continue our partnership with Ohio University Athletics and IMG College for another five years," said Bryan Starner Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Citizens Bank of Athens. "Collegiate Athletics is one of the great pillars of Ohio University, providing a national platform for exhibiting excellence. We are proud to support Ohio University Athletics and the student athletes who compete as Bobcats."

Ohio Athletics' partnership with The Citizens Bank of Athens began in 2007 and will continue through 2017.

The Citizens Bank is a full service bank with seven locations in the Athens, Nelsonville and Logan markets. The Bank offers commercial and consumer loans and deposits services. Visit www.tcbol.com for more information on the Banks offerings and community involvement.