Security First Bank and Chadron State College announced Monday that they have revised and extended their sponsorship agreement granting Security First Bank the right to be the Premier Bank of Eagle Nation and Official Corporate Sponsor of Chadron State Athletics. The new agreement extends the bank’s sponsorship for 10 years, through 2027.
The sponsorship provides Chadron State College Athletics with financial support for 10 years, and provides Security First with signage at sporting events, use of the CSC logo, special bank product offerings and other promotional considerations.
“As the leading regional bank in western Nebraska, Security First is extremely proud to be the official bank of Chadron State College athletics.” said Jason Carnahan, market president for Security First Bank in Chadron. “Our customers have told us they appreciate our commitment to CSC, and our company’s long-term commitment to the Nebraska Panhandle.”
Security First employs more than 30 CSC alumni, at locations spanning from Beatrice to Valentine to Crawford, which is another great reason for this partnership.”
Chadron State College Athletic Director Joel R. Smith Jr. said the agreement with Security First Bank will provide funds for additional scholarships and operational support.
“A commitment of this length gives CSC a sense of security because it solidifies our scholarship opportunities for student-athletes. I’m thankful Chadron State College and Security First Bank are continuing their partnership,” Smith said. “The college has already benefitted from this partnership and this agreement will continue to support us well.”
Security First was founded in Rushville in 1898 and provides banking and insurance services in 20 communities throughout Nebraska and southwest South Dakota.
Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally-accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. Chadron State College Athletics competes in NCAA Division II and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.