Choice Bank signed a multi-year partnership with the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA). We have a passion for putting people first. As the NDHSAA’s official banking partner, Choice Bank will support its efforts to encourage scholastic achievement among North Dakota high school boys and girls.
An important component of our People First mission is to better the communities we serve, which includes supporting local sports and building healthy communities. This partnership with the NDHSAA is a natural extension of our core values.
“We are enthusiastic about the partnership with Choice Bank and believe it will greatly benefit the NDHSAA and its member schools,” NDHSAA Executive Director Matthew Fetsch said. “The partnership with Choice Bank will enhance our postseason events and state tournaments for years to come.”
Choice Bank is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of families and businesses in the communities it serves. We are an active partner of The Thielen Foundation, which creates programs that empower student-athletes to reach their full potential. Choice Bank is also an official partner of BIO Girls and supports its mission to improve the self-esteem of adolescent girls through the empowerment of self and service to others.
“Choice Bank is local and People First. Our partnership with the NDHSAA aligns perfectly with our mission,” Jay Lies, Choice Bank EVP Chief Banking Officer, said. “Choice Bank’s roots are in the rural communities of North Dakota. We see firsthand the work ethic and dedication of our students and we look forward to providing them with opportunities to develop their talents. NDHSAA State Tournaments continue to be some of the state’s most eagerly anticipated events and we’re excited to be part of them.”
“Choice Bank is committed to bettering the places we live, and a critical part of that is supporting physical and mental health programming. This includes North Dakota’s young athletes,” said Chuck Klabo, Insurance Director of Choice Bank. “Sports and extracurricular activities are such a foundational experience for students to learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication. This really is a great opportunity for us to bring our communities together.”
About the NDHSAA
The North Dakota High School Activities Association, headquartered in Valley City, N.D., serves its 171 member schools as the official administering and governing body for high school interscholastic athletics and fine arts programs in North Dakota. The NDHSAA strives to elevate the standards of good sportsmanship and encourages growth in good citizenship not only in students, but all individuals who come in contact with high school sports and activities in North Dakota.