NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree Supports and Showcases High School Athletics 2011 Event to Include Four New Schools
Greensboro, N.C.,- On Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 12, the
public can enjoy the high energy of high school cheerleading and football when
NewBridge Bank hosts the 13th annual NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and
Cheerleading Jamboree. This year’s Jamboree events begin with a premier
Cheerleading Competition presented by Solis Women’s Health on Aug. 4 at NewBridge
Bank Park, followed by Football Scrimmages on Aug. 12 at three Triad high schools.
For the first time, NewBridge Bank will expand the Jamboree into Forsyth County,
adding four schools and a Forsyth Football Scrimmage presented by Champion at Mount
Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. The four new high schools are all from Forsyth
County – Carver, Glenn, Mount Tabor and Reagan – and take the total of participating
high schools to 24.
“We have been exploring the expansion of the Jamboree into Forsyth County for
several years,” said David Barksdale, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking
Officer for NewBridge Bank. “With the success of last year’s Jamboree and the solid
foundations we enjoy with existing partners, we knew that 2011 was the year to bring
this exciting event to Winston-Salem, one of our primary markets. With the addition
of four new schools from Forsyth County, our fundraising goal has been set higher
than ever before, at $120,000. We will need the support of schools, parents, fans
and local businesses throughout the Triad to reach this goal which benefits our
talented high school athletes by providing funds for the participating schools’
As in years past, the Bank will also host Football Scrimmages at West Davidson High
School and Rockingham County High School. Each site will feature eight local high
schools’ varsity and junior varsity football teams competing in exciting preseason
In addition to the Cheerleading Competition and Football Scrimmages, NewBridge Bank
will host its annual Jamboree Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 10 , celebrating 2011
Honorary Chairman Jim Grobe, the head football coach of Wake Forest University’s
Demon Deacons, as well as participating schools’ coaches and administrators. The
luncheon will be at noon at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem.
“This fund-raising event is NewBridge Bank’s largest annual investment in our
communities,” said Pressley Ridgill, President and Chief Executive Officer of
NewBridge Bank. “We are thrilled Coach Grobe is serving as our 2011 Honorary
Chairman and that together, we share a passion for the development of student
athletes who will grow into the future leaders of our communities.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Football and Cheerleading Jamboree will
be used to benefit the athletic departments of participating high schools (see
attached) within NewBridge Bank’s areas of operation in the Piedmont Triad.
“We’ve worked diligently for the last 12 years and have raised over $470,000 to
support our local high schools’ athletic departments,” Ridgill said. “With the 2011
event we will surpass over half a million dollars in total giving.”
The Jamboree’s Cheerleading Competition presented by Solis Women’s Health will take
place on Thursday, Aug. 4, at NewBridge Bank Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m., with
the competition beginning at 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 12, the Jamboree continues with
three simultaneous football events: the Davidson Football Scrimmages at West
Davidson High School in Lexington; the Forsyth Football Scrimmages presented by
Champion at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem; and the Rockingham Football
Scrimmages at Rockingham County High School in Reidsville. Gates will open at 5
p.m., with the first scrimmages kicking off at 6 p.m.
Tickets to each event are $5 at the door with free admission for children ages six
For more information, please visit www.newbridgebankjamboree.com
contact Tyson Hammer at (336) 369-0966.
2011 NEWBRIDGE BANK INVITATIONAL JAMBOREE – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Cheerleading Competition presented by Solis Women’s Health
Thursday, Aug. 4
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Competition begins at 7 p.m.
NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro