May 7, 2014, VICTORIA, B.C. (ISN) – You can always save money with Island Savings – but now you can win money with them, too.

The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to join with the credit union to give selected fans two chances to win $25,000 this summer in Duncan and Victoria.

At the BASEBALL DAY IN DUNCAN game slated for Sunday, June 22, at Evans Park, two fans will be selected to throw a pitch for $25,000 — bringing even more excitement to a game that will feature the Victoria HarbourCats playing a neutral-site game against the Langley Blaze of the Pacific International League. The game, presented with media support from the Times Colonist, will start at 1:05 pm. Thanks to the generosity of the Cowichan Valley community (which also happens to be the ‘home base’ of Island Savings) there will be no charge to attend the game.

Then, on Sunday, August 3, at SPORTS TRADERS DIAMOND at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, another set of fans will get that same opportunity for a big cash prize. That game is a 1:05 pm start against the Bellingham Bells.

“There’s always a lot of excitement when someone from the stands gets to come down to the field and win a big prize like this,” said Jim Swanson, General Manager of the HarbourCats. “Island Savings wanted to do something big that also fits with their mission to help Islanders grow their wealth – so it was fun to come up with this money promotion to bring added intrigue to both of those games.”

“Island Savings is such a big part of the South Island and Cowichan Valley business landscape, and like us they are local and pride themselves on focusing on local opportunities – and this is a local opportunity.”

Fans will be able to fill out entry forms at HarbourCats games, and also at Island Savings branches, for a chance to be on the mound, throwing the ball.

“It’s safe to say that we’ll be just as excited as the person throwing the pitch during these games in Duncan and Victoria,” said Lisa Cottrell, Community Investment Specialist with Island Savings. “Our 62-year history began and continues to thrive in the Cowichan Valley, so when the HarbourCats presented us with the opportunity to bring a $25,000 pitch to Duncan, our decision to participate was an easy one.”

For more information, contact:

Jim Swanson (General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats) 778-265-0327

Melanie Tromp Hoover (Communications Specialist, Island Savings) 250-419-4727