EverBank’s relationship with The Vail Valley Foundation continues to grow with the Go Pro Mountain Games, June 9-12, 2016 in Vail, Colorado. The GoPro Mountain Games, a four-day festival with 35 events across 13 disciplines, is the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music and mountain lifestyle.
EverBank and the Vail Valley Foundation have teamed up to create two marquee events, the EverBank Half Marathon and the EverBank XC Mountain Bike Race.
The EverBank Half Marathon is not your typical run. Starting in Vail Village, runners will climb 2,900 feet to the high tundra surrounding Shrine Mountain and finish at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level. Participants can savor their accomplishments, taking in the scenic mountaintop view over Vail before being driven down to join their family and friends.
The EverBank XC Mountain Bike Race tests bikers’ endurance and tenacity by venturing up Vail Mountain and ending in Lionshead. An event for all skill levels, the race includes a Junior division so the entire family can take on the challenging course.
“Our sponsorship of the GoPro Mountain Games enables us to connect with passionate and driven individuals nationwide,” said Blake Wilson, president and chief operating officer. “Whether participating in the EverBank Half Marathon, the EverBank XC Mountain Bike Race or any of the other events – it’s an experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
“The EverBank Half Marathon is perhaps the most challenging race of its kind, and every year we see feats of excellence from both professional and amateur racers at this event,” said Vail Valley Foundation chief executive officer, Mike Imhof. “The EverBank XC Mountain Bike Race is a fan favorite and should be better than ever with EverBank’s support. We are very proud of our affiliation with EverBank and we are excited to help all these athletes dominate the mountain.”
EverBank is the official bank of the Vail Valley Foundation and the GoPro Mountain Games. EverBank has sponsored multiple ski events including the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. 2016 marks the first year the company will sponsor the GoPro Mountain Games.
ABOUT EVERBANK FINANCIAL CORP
EverBank Financial Corp, through its wholly-owned subsidiary EverBank, provides a diverse range of financial products and services directly to clients nationwide through multiple business channels. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, EverBank had $26.6 billion in assets and $19.0 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2016. With an emphasis on value, innovation and service, EverBank offers a broad selection of banking, lending and investing products to consumers and businesses. EverBank provides services to clients through the internet, over the phone, through the mail, at its Florida-based financial centers and at other business offices throughout the country. More information on EverBank can be found at http://about.everbank.
ABOUT VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION
The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to enhance and sustain the spirit of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in educational, athletic and cultural endeavors.
The organization is known for its work in education via YouthPower365, which provides programming to more than 4,000 local children with early childhood, K-12, and scholarship programs. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the EverBank America’s Winter Opening, the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup races, and the Vail International Dance Festival.
The Vail Valley Foundation led the effort to bring the Alpine World Ski Championships to Vail and Beaver Creek in 1989, 1999, and 2015.
The Vail Valley Foundation also owns and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village, and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Through these and other venues, the Vail Valley Foundation brings dynamic performing arts, music, culture, and dance programming to the Vail Valley.