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CHICAGO – Leading Chicago bank and long-time supporter of Chicago sports, Wintrust, has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Chicago Red Stars as the official bank of the Chicago Red Stars, the Red Stars Reserves and the Academy program.

“We are thrilled with Wintrust’s multi-year commitment to the Red Stars and women’s sports — they are such an important part of the sports landscape in Chicago,” said Chicago Red Stars owner, Arnim Whisler.

As part of the partnership, Wintrust will be the presenting sponsor of the Supernova Kids Club and the Supernova Kids Club Birthday Game to be hosted at Toyota Park on Saturday, April 21.

The Red Stars will also have its own branded debit card, to be available summer 2018 at Wintrust Bank locations.

“We hope our fans are as excited as we are about the Red Stars-branded debit card and expect them to embrace Wintrust as they do with our other partners in growing the team,” said Whisler.

“This is a really exciting partnership for us,” said Wintrust President, CEO & Founder Edward J. Wehmer. “As Chicago’s Bank, we’re proud to align ourselves with the things that are most iconic in this area, like the Chicago Red Stars. We’ve cheered for the team for a decade, so we’re honored to be the Chicago Red Stars’ official bank.”

The Red Stars will host Sky Blue FC on Saturday, April 21, for Supernova’s Birthday Game, presented by Wintrust. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT, and will be broadcast live on the NWSL app and the go90 app.

 

ABOUT THE CHICAGO RED STARS
The Chicago Red Stars, founded in 2007 are one of nine professional teams in the National Women’s Soccer League and are one of the longest tenured clubs in North American women’s soccer. The 3-time NWSL Playoff club is beginning its tenth season under eighth year Head Coach Rory Dames and boasts some of the most elite players in the league, including stars from the 2015 Women’s World Cup Championship team. The Red Stars play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview with the 2018 regular season running March to September.  Tickets start as low as $20 per person or $15 per person for groups of 10 or more.  For more information or to purchase tickets please visit chicagoredstars.com

ABOUT WINTRUST
Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $28 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the “HAVE IT ALL” model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 150 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services.

 

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