TINTON FALLS, N.J. – Sky Blue FC announced Monday that the National Women’s Soccer League team has renewed its corporate partnership with Provident Bank.

Provident Bank returns as the official banking partner of the organization.

“We are very happy to have Provident Bank returning as a corporate partner this season,” Sky Blue FC president and general manager Tony Novo said. “Provident Bank is community focused and also an avid supporter of women’s sports, which aligns directly with our vision at Sky Blue FC. As we enter our third year of working together, we look forward to expanding this relationship even further over the course of the season.”

All Provident Bank customers will receive discounted offers from Sky Blue FC throughout the NWSL season by using their Provident Bank debit cards. Sky Blue FC will also work directly with the Provident4Women program, which provides insights from women to women about family and home, career and business, life goals and investments.

“We are excited to kick-off another season as the Official Banking Partner of Sky Blue FC,” Provident Bank president and CEO Chris Martin said. “Sky Blue FC’s mission and commitment to advancing women’s soccer directly align with the core values and guiding principles of our Provident4Women program. We would like to extend our best wishes to Sky Blue FC players, coaches and staff for a successful season.”

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.