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Orange County Trust Company Supports Section IX Athletics

Middletown, July 15, 2015 - In their continued effort to showcase Excellence in Orange, Orange County Trust Company joined Section IX Athletics as a Corporate Sponsor. The two year agreement will begin with this year’s spring season and continue through 2016.

Under the sponsorship, Orange County Trust will provide financial support for the further development of Section IX Athletics in order to enhance the championship experience for all participants and attendees by offsetting costs of venues while keeping admission tickets affordable.

“We want to thank Orange County Trust Company and we appreciate their generous support of Section IX Athletics,” said Gregory P. Ransom, Executive Director of Section IX Athletics. “The partnership that Section IX Athletics is developing with Orange County Trust will further enhance Section IX ability to bring New York State Public High School Athletic Association Regional and State Championships to our area. Section IX has hosted the football Semi-Finals, Boys Soccer Championship, Girls and Boys Track and Field Championship and Boys Lacrosse Championship.”

Section IX Athletics is a private, non-for-profit organization serving forty-seven school districts and 775 teams within the counties of Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess. They host a total of 29 sectional championship events including, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, cross country, track, wrestling, swimming, skiing and tennis.

“We are thrilled to support an organization that celebrates the achievements of young individuals,"said CEO Michael J. Gilfeather. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to partner with Section IX Athletics, as we continue to encourage excellence in the young individuals and throughout the communities that we serve.”