About the NewBridge Bank Jamboree
The NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree is the single-largest event and fund-raising effort sponsored by NewBridge Bank each year.The annual NewBridge Bank Jamboree occurs over a weekend in August when high school football teams are officially allowed to scrimmage each other in preparation for the upcoming season. The event includes a premier cheer competition and two football scrimmaging venues.
100% of all proceeds from the NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree go back to participating schools. To date, the Bank has given over half a million dollars to Piedmont Triad high schools through this event.
The NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree is an honored Bank tradition with a rich history:
- 1999: NewBridge Bank hosts the first Football Jamboree. The Bank raises over $10,000 and awards it to the eight local schools participating in the Jamboree.
- 2004: Hurricane Charley interferes with competition; however, the Bank still gives over $24,000 to the eight schools that would have competed that Saturday.
- 2007: Due to the overwhelming success of the Cheer Competition, the event outgrows its one hour time limit. To compensate for this growth, the Cheerleading Competition becomes an independent event moving from Saturday morning to Friday night.
- 2008: The competition officially becomes the NewBridge Bank Football and Cheerleading Jamboree and doubles in size from eight to 16 schools. The Cheerleading Competition finds a new home at NewBridge Bank Park. NewBridge Bank awards over $70,000 to the 16 participating schools.
- 2009: The competition grows to 20 schools. NewBridge Bank awards local high schools with the most money in the history of the
event - $85,600.
- 2010: NewBridge Bank awards a record of over $100,000 to the 20 participating high schools.
- 2011: The competition has grown to include 4 additional high schools in Forsyth County for a total of 24. Mount Tabor will host one of the three football scrimmage events, expanding the competition into Winston-Salem for the first time.
- 2012: Even with the rain during a couple of last year's football scrimmages, the Bank reaches over half a million dollars in total donations from this event. The name changes from NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree to NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree.