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Mountain Top League Receives Grant from Wells Fargo

Date Posted: 10/28/2016

Mountain Top League in West Orange, New Jersey
Receives Grant from Wells Fargo

West Orange, NJ, October 27, 2016 The Mountain Top League was awarded a $1,000 grant on Oct. 13 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission of providing recreational programs for children of all level in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and hockey.

The Mountain Top League is a volunteer organization that serves the children of West Orange, NJ since it was founded in 1959. It remains the largest youth organization in West Orange!

“We truly appreciate Wells Fargo’s support and partnership,” said Peter Scalora, President, Mountain Top League. “We will use this grant to purchase new equipment for our young athletes and make sure we have state of the art training materials for all our volunteers.”

The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.   

Wells Fargo Northern New Jersey branches distributed a total of $148,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups, an increase from last year’s $139,000 contributions.

“We host this annual breakfast to celebrate, recognize and say thank you to community heroes such as Mountain Top League for all of their invaluable contributions and dedicated service to empower northern New Jersey neighborhoods over the past year,” said Fred Bertoldo, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region president.  “Each nonprofit grant recipient was identified by our local branches. They see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference in the areas where many team members and customers are proud to live and work.”

The annual Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo branch managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.

“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by Mountain Top League in some way, “ said Fred Bertoldo, Regional President, Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to help the nonprofits serve our communities wherever we can.” 

About Mountain Top League

The Mountain Top League is a volunteer organization that serves the children of West Orange, NJ since it was founded in 1959. It remains the largest youth organization in West Orange! Sportsmanship, fairness, growth/development and enjoyment of the children are key values that drive our dedication and philosophy. It is our intention to provide each child with the opportunity to participate in all games. Our games are played in Northern New Jersey nestled around the ridges of the Watchung Mountain range which make up the South Mountain Reservation located in the suburban town of West Orange. The Township of West Orange and the West Orange Board of Education provide us with and care for the necessary facilities that we utilize all year round. More information can be found at www.mountaintopleague.com

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking.  With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. In 2015, Wells Fargo donated $281.3 million to 16,300 nonprofits, ranking No. 3 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s rankings of the top corporate cash philanthropists. Wells Fargo team members volunteered 1.86 million hours in 2015, serving more than 40,000 nonprofits. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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