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First County bank, FCIAC team up

Published 7:23 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • First County Bank signed on to be the title sponsor of the FCIAC's 2012-13 tournament season. From left, John Kuczo, FCIAC executive secretary; James Moriarty, athletic director, Stamford High School; and Reyno A. Giallongo Jr., chairman and CEO, First County Bank. Photo: Contributed
    First County Bank signed on to be the title sponsor of the FCIAC's 2012-13 tournament season. From left, John Kuczo, FCIAC executive secretary; James Moriarty, athletic director, Stamford High School; and Reyno A. Giallongo Jr., chairman and CEO, First County Bank. Photo: Contributed

 

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John Kuczo, Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference's executive secretary, and James Moriarty, athletic director for Stamford High School, recently accepted a check from Rey Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank, for the bank to become title sponsor for FCIAC's 2012-13 tournament season.

"From the beginning, this partnership with First County Bank has been a very pleasant experience," Kuczo said. "As a nonprofit, we're always looking for sponsors, and the bank has been extremely cooperative. The bank's participation as title sponsor will give it exposure to all of the student athletes and their families from our network of Fairfield County high schools. The money will be used to support tournaments and other activities for our student athletes."

Giallongo said, "First County Bank is proud to partner with FCIAC for its conference tournaments this year. Many of our employees and customers' children play on sports teams and we felt it was the right thing to do."

The FCIAC has 19 high schools as part of its conference, with more than 31,000 students playing more than 100 annual championship and tournament games. Since 1961, FCIAC schools have won more state championships than schools in any other Connecticut conference.

The FCIAC, a nonprofit, was established in 1961 and is made up of high schools throughout Fairfield County. The FCIAC hosts more than 100 combined championship/tournament games for all sports throughout the academic year. An active member of the Fairfield County community, FCIAC sponsors clinics, awards and development programs.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, for more than 160 years, has 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport.