Norway Savings Bank Partners with Portland Community Squash

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NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is excited to have pledged a three-year, $30,000 donation as a Gold-Level Sponsor to Portland Community Squash

(PCS). PCS is a non-profit community center delivering wellness and educational opportunities – centered around the game of squash – to families of all backgrounds and income levels. Since opening the community center in 2017, PCS has been providing recreation, education and nutrition for more than 200 families representing 26 countries and speaking 17 languages.

“Squash is the hook,” said Barrett Takesian, Executive Director of PCS. “But our programs also provide transportation, academic support, nutrition/wellness, character development, travel, home visits, social events and more.  Some students spend 25 hours per week here from 3rd grade through high school graduation.”

“PCS is an incredible community resource with a highly dedicated staff,” said Dan Walsh, President of Norway Savings Bank. “With squash as the centerpiece, they provide a host of other services like tutoring, after-school care, college preparation and wellness classes. Because they focus on working with kids from elementary school through high school graduation, PCS builds a relationship with the entire family and makes a real difference in the lives of those they serve.”

For more information about PCS, visit

Photo caption: Portland Community Squash staff members: Barrett Takesian, Maggie Holdorf, Paul French, Curtis Simoneau and Sarah Stickney accept a $30,000 donation from Melissa Rock, VP, Marketing and Communications Officer at Norway Savings Bank




About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of March 31, 2021, Norway Savings Bank had $1.597 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2020, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the second year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 31 continuous years. For more information, visit