First Financial Sponsors 2012 World Choir Games volunteer program

January 19, 2012

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Organizing Committee (COC) for the 2012 World Choir Games announced that First Financial Bank will serve as a Silver-Medal Sponsor for the event, as well as sponsor of the volunteer program. The 2012 World Choir Games, which are considered the Olympics of choral music, will take place in Cincinnati USA from July 4–14, 2012.

The Games are seeking up to 4,000 volunteers to host choirs and in the areas of language services, operations, participant services, volunteer management and marketing & communications. You can sign up at www.2012worldchoirgames.com.

“We’re proud to partner with the World Choir Games for this prestigious event and to serve as the official sponsor of the volunteer program,” said Claude Davis, First Financial president and CEO. “I know that the First Financial Bank volunteers will help make this event a great success. Their time and commitment will help create an exciting and memorable experience for participants, visitors from around the world and local residents.”

Cincinnati USA was selected as the first U.S. city to host the World Choir Games. The 2012 Games are projected to bring as many as 20,000 participants and tens of thousands of visitors from up to 70 countries for what will be the largest and most significant global event in the region’s history.

“We very much appreciate First Financial Bank’s leadership,” said Dan Lincoln, director of the Cincinnati Organizing Committee and president & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Its commitment sends a great message to its employees, customers and the community.”

While more than 1,000 individuals have signed up as First Financial volunteers, efforts are ongoing to attract large numbers, including from civic, social and fraternal organizations, businesses and religious communities throughout the area.

“Volunteers will play a critical role in the success of this event,” said Lajuana Miller, director of volunteer services for the COC. “From what I am hearing, it excites people to have an opportunity to interact with visitors from other U.S. cities and from all over the world and make sure they have a wonderful time while they are here.”

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