The Provident Bank is the Primary Sponsor of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the FIREBALL RUN in Amesbury, MA



(Amesbury, MA, May 24, 2016) –The Provident Bank announces it has partnered with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce to be the lead sponsor for the 10th Anniversary Edition of FIREBALL RUN’s finish-line event to be held on October 1st, 2016. 


The FIREBALL RUN consists of 40 teams as they compete in a legendary 2,000-mile, life-sized trivia game. To win, contestants take “the road less traveled” in a quest for America’s less-known places and obscure, historic artifacts. This scavenger hunt themed television production is an effort to bring awareness to America’s Missing Children. The contestants are followed online, and on national and international television, as they strategically plan their route to locate as many items or places as possible and make it to the finish line in time to celebrate with their fellow racers and the community. This year, the finish line is in Amesbury, Massachusetts – chosen for its economic vitality, quality of life, uniqueness and it’s engaged and enthusiastic community. The Provident Bank, as the primary sponsor, has committed $10,000 to help make the finish-line event an unforgettable experience for the contestants and Amesbury community. 


“We are honored and excited to be part of the 10th Anniversary Edition of FIREBALL RUN,” commented Dave Mansfield, CEO of The Provident Bank. “Because the FIREBALL RUN is ending right here in Market Square, where we were founded in 1828 and continue to operate, The Provident Bank is the perfect backdrop for a show highlighting historic gems along the race route. The overall mission of the FIREBALL RUN - to bring awareness to missing children – is the most important element of the show and it brings me great joy to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this exciting and important event.”


Established in 1828, The Provident Bank, the 10th oldest bank in the country, is an independent, mutually-owned, full-service community bank with a focus in commercial lending and business services with offices in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts and Bedford, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The Bank is dedicated to the goal of being the highest-performing bank, providing excellence in service to our customers, our communities and our employees. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).