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First Interstate Bank signs sponsorship for GU sporting events

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Geno Crandall dunks the ball during the first half of a game against BYU on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at McCarthey Athletic Center. As part a sponsorship agreement, First Interstate Bank’s name and logo will appear on videoboards and digital displays inside McCarthey, Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Geno Crandall dunks the ball during the first half of a game against BYU on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at McCarthey Athletic Center. As part a sponsorship agreement, First Interstate Bank’s name and logo will appear on videoboards and digital displays inside McCarthey, Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga University and its athletic multimedia rights holder, Gonzaga Sports Properties, have inked a multiyear deal with First Interstate Bank that includes sponsorship of sporting events and the honorary ball kid program.

As part of the sponsorship, First Interstate Bank’s name and logo will appear on videoboards and digital displays inside the McCarthey Athletic Center, Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field.

The Billings-based bank also will have a web presence on GoZags.com and sponsor Gonzaga University’s basketball preseason yearbook.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Basketball fans can enter a contest to participate in the honorary ball kid program at First Interstate Bank branches in the Inland Northwest.

“We are very excited to have First Interstate Bank join the Gonzaga Athletics family,” Mark Livingston, Gonzaga Sports Properties general manager, said in a statement. “They are stepping up in a big way and will have a strong presence at Gonzaga basketball and baseball games.”

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