South Portland, Maine (June 19, 2012)- Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently donated $500 to the Eric W. Whitten Memorial Tournament, raising awareness and funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative and ultimately fatal neuromuscular disease.
The Eric W. Whitten Memorial Tournament is a softball tournament that and serves as a fundraiser for the Northern New England ALS Association. This year, the tournament will take place in July at the Wainwright Athletic Complex in Portland.
“Eric was a devout husband, father and an involved member of the community and softball world, “said Nan Whitten, founder and director of the memorial tournament. “Thanks to the help of businesses in the community we have been fortunate enough to donate over $30,000 to the Northern New England ALS Association.”
“As a community bank we are honored to support the efforts of the Eric W. Whitten Memorial Tournament and the Northern New England ALS Association,” said Kevin Savage, president and CEO of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. “We hope that others will join in supporting this great tournament to help raise funds to expand research on ALS.”
About Eric W. Whitten Memorial Tournament
Eric W. Whitten Memorial Tournament is a non-profit foundation started by the wife of Eric Whitten who died from the disease in 2004. For more information on the foundation and how to help please see http://www.eteamz.com/ericwhitten/ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Whitten-Memorial-to-Benefit-ALS/12928....
About Saco & Biddeford Savings
Founded in 1827, Saco & Biddeford Savings, Maine’s oldest bank, has branches in Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook, and its headquarters in downtown Saco. www.sbsavings.com