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From family to teammates: BlackRidgeBANK scores with Carson Wentz

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Photos by Paul Flessland
Jersey photo courtesy of BlackRidgeBANK

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s recent success has led him to be one of the most talked about NFL players this season. Just as his popularity has spread nationwide, so have endorsements.

In addition to signing with bigger names, such as Nike and Sanford Health, Carson Wentz has stayed true to his local roots by signing with Fargo-based Scheels and Jamestown-based RealTruck. Yet another endorsement that hits home for the former North Dakota State Bison star is his deal with BlackRidgeBANK, a leading community banking organization headquartered in West Fargo, with 11 branches in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Outside the West Fargo BlackRidgeBANK, located at 855 26th Ave. E.

“The cornerstone of the deal is founded on the relationship between a father and his son,” said Mark Anderson, BlackRidgeBANK president and CEO for the Fargo region.

Carson Wentz’s father, Doug Wentz, a mortgage loan officer at the Bismarck BlackRidgeBANK branch, was instrumental in helping the company connect with Carson Wentz for the endorsement agreement. Once Carson Wentz was drafted and started looking at potential sponsorship deals, Doug Wentz offered to work out an agreement between his son and employer. The endorsement provided BlackRidgeBANK with an opportunity to enhance its brand around an NFL player who makes family, faith and hometown roots a priority.

“The cornerstone of the deal is founded on the relationship between a father and his son.”

— Mark Anderson, BlackRidgeBANK president and CEO for the Fargo region

“He’s known locally as someone with high moral values and strong faith,” Anderson said. “He’s well regarded, very professional, extremely polite and respectful. He’s a dependable athlete to partner with. More than that, his values align so well with those of our bank.”

With the endorsement, BlackRidgeBANK is giving away NFL licensed autographed Carson Wentz Eagles jerseys to the first 200 clients who close a secondary-market first-mortgage loan with ​BlackRidgeMORTGAGE from August to December 31, 2016. When BlackRidgeBANK signed the endorsement agreement with the rookie earlier in the season, they didn’t predict the No. 2 overall NFL draft pick would become starting quarterback of the Eagles within weeks. This resulted in the endorsement deal causing more buzz around Fargo-Moorhead than originally anticipated.

Find more information and FAQ about BlackRidgeBANK’s giveaway of autographed Carson Wentz jerseys here.

“My 7-year-old daughter spotted school classmates wearing Eagles jerseys. She told them, ‘I’m getting a jersey too because my dad works at the Carson Wentz bank,” Anderson said, with a laugh. “People see our logo and make the connection, which is what we want, but we also want people to still know us as BlackRidgeBANK.”

BlackRidgeBANK Employee sporting jersey
For GameDay Fridays, the bank ordered two official NFL jerseys free to each employee to wear on Fridays: one a Carson Wentz Eagles jersey and the other a custom-made BlackRidgeBANK jersey. Pictured above is an employee sporting the black BlackRidgeBANK jersey.

For GameDay Fridays, the bank ordered two official NFL jerseys free to each employee to wear on Fridays: one a Carson Wentz Eagles jersey and the other a custom-made BlackRidgeBANK jersey. The employees then switch between the jerseys each week—half of the employees wearing Carson Wentz and the other half wear BlackRidgeBANK. It’s a way for the bank to separate themselves from the NFL football player, while still keeping the connection with Carson Wentz and the giveaway of the signed NFL jerseys.

“We’ve been his family for a while but now we’re also part of his team,” Anderson said.

WANT A SIGNED CARSON WENTZ JERSEY, TOO?

Available until December 31, BlackRidgeBANK is giving away NFL licensed autographed Carson Wentz Eagles jerseys to the first 200 clients who close a secondary-market first-mortgage loan with ​BlackRidgeMORTGAGE.​

Carson Wentz jersey

“Interest rates are always moving, but we’re still at one of the lowest points mortgage rates have ever been,” Anderson said. “It’s definitely a buyers’ market place.”

Each officially licensed NFL Philadelphia Eagles jersey autographed by Carson Wentz comes with a letter of authenticity. The offer is subject to qualifying criteria noted on the company’s web site for first mortgage loans originated in the Bismarck and Fargo BlackRidgeBANK locations until December 31, 2016, or while supplies last.

“Interest rates are always moving, but we’re still at one of the lowest points mortgage rates have ever been.”

— Mark Anderson, BlackRidgeBANK president and CEO for the Fargo region

Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a new one, building or interested in refinancing, check your mortgage rate and take advantage of BlackRidgeBANK’s limited time offer. Plus, you never know, after you’ve signed your new mortgage, you could be sporting a new Eagles jersey, signed by Carson Wentz.
For more information about the promotion regulations, visit BlackRidgeBANK’s promotion page.


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