The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Bank of Montreal officially launched the celebrations for the CHL’s Top Prospects Game, by unveiling a special affinity MasterCard that supports the CHL and the Canadian Hockey League teams. A portion of the revenue generated by the card will help fund CHL education initiatives and further development of junior hockey players on and off the ice.
“Every time you use the CHL MasterCard, you’re helping young Canadians and the sport that so many of them love,” said David Branch, President of the CHL. “We are really proud to be partnering with the Bank of Montreal, with their long tradition of community involvement similar to the commitment of Junior Hockey teams across Canada.”
Each CHL Bank of Montreal MasterCard will feature a team logo of the cardholders’ favorite CHL team. This is the first such program of its kind in Junior Hockey in Canada.
The CHL MasterCard will provide ongoing contributions to the Canadian Hockey League. Other features of the card include:
– no annual fee;
– no transaction fees;
– a low interest rate option;
– extended warranty insurance;
– world-wide acceptance at more than 15 million locations;
– free additional cards; and
– choice of earning AIR MILES travel miles or FirstHome dollars.
“We are proud to welcome the CHL into our family of affinity partners,” said Kathy Silmser, Senior Vice-President, Cardholder Services, Bank of Montreal. “In addition to helping support junior hockey, cardholders will also be contributing to the Canadian Hockey League’s education fund which aids players in the league.”
Bank of Montreal, a sponsor of the Top Prospects game, is the largest MasterCard issuer in Canada and is recognized as the affinity leader in the Canadian marketplace with more than ten years experience in the affinity business. Bank of Montreal has over 250 affinity partnerships with a variety of groups including professional associations, sport clubs, university alumni and student groups, charitable and service organizations and leading companies.Details