[PRESS RELEASE via Huntington]
Rockets to Team With Huntington Bank in Support of 1Matters
Sponsorship of extra-points to help house homeless veterans
Toledo, Ohio – A new partnership between Huntington Bank and the University of Toledo will help
house homeless veterans. For every extra-point scored by the Rockets during the 2017 football season,
Huntington will donate $100 to 1Matters to support their Veterans Matter program.
1Matters is a Toledo-based non-profit sparked and supported by singer John Mellencamp, that creates
and funds initiatives to move people to financial and domestic autonomy. Veterans Matter is the organization’s
national program designed to help homeless veterans and their families recapture their lives and return to
domestic autonomy. To date, Veterans Matter has housed more than 1,600 veterans in 17 states.
“This is an exciting partnership that will benefit homeless veterans in our community and region,” notes
Huntington Regional President Sharon Speyer. “The importance of an extra-point, where one point can matter
in the outcome of a tightly-fought game, will now have a significant impact on the life of someone who served
“Our mission is simple: house as many homeless veterans as we can, as fast as we can to provide the
fresh start,” says Veterans Matter founder Ken Leslie. “With this high-powered Rocket offense, and the support
of Huntington, we can impact as many as 10 more homeless veterans this season. 1 point really does matter.”
The Rockets were selected as the pre-season favorite to with the Mid-American Conference by media
covering the league. The team returns one of the nation's most explosive offenses, led by senior quarterback
Logan Woodside. Toledo averaged 38.0 points per game and led the MAC in total offense with a school-record
517.8 yards per game in 2016. Last season, Toledo converted 61 extra-points.
“We are very pleased to be teaming with Huntington Bank in support of such a great cause,” said Toledo
Head Coach Jason Candle. “It’s a privilege to participate in something that helps many of the veterans who
have served our country.”
The Rockets open their season at home vs. Elon on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7:00 p.m. For ticket
information, go online or call 419-530- GOLD (4653).
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus,
Ohio, with $101 billion of assets and a network of 996 branches and 1,860 ATMs across eight Midwestern
states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business,
commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington
also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond
its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.