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New Partnership with Bell Bank and 3M Open to Enhance Champions Club

Mar 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

BLAINE, Minn. – 3M Open officials announced today a new partnership with Bell Bank, who will receive naming rights of the Bell Bank Champions Club-- a shared hospitality venue located between the 18th fairway and behind the 14th teeing ground at the TPC Twin Cities.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of the 3M Open,” said Michael Solberg, Bell Bank President and CEO. “Through their ‘Golf That Matters’ fundraising efforts, 3M and the PGA TOUR truly impact lives for the better. We’re happy to support that as we join the legions of PGA TOUR fans and welcome our guests to the Bell Bank Champions Club.”

The Bell Bank Champions Club is one of the largest hospitality venues at the 3M Open. Its location offers numerous options for Bell Bank guests and other hospitality patrons to walk to numerous holes as they follow the action of Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event.

“We are grateful to Michael and Bell Bank for recognizing our community efforts and joining us as we work to make the 3M Open one of the very best events on the PGA TOUR,” said Hollis Cavner, Executive Director of the 3M Open.

Founded and headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank (Member FDIC) is one of the nation’s largest independently owned banks and is the largest privately owned bank in the Upper Midwest with full-service banking locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Arizona and more than $6.5 billion in assets. Through its wealth management division, the company manages more than $7 billion in assets. Since 2008, Bell has empowered nearly $15 million in charitable giving through its unique Pay It Forward program, in which every full-time employee receives $1,000 annually to give as they choose to individuals, families or organizations in need.

The inaugural 3M Open was held this past July at TPC Twin Cities and became Minnesota’s first PGA TOUR stop in 50 years. The 2020 edition of the 3M Open will be held July 20-26. For information regarding hospitality or individual ticket options to the Bell Bank Champions Club, please visit the tournament website at www.3MOpen.com.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 96,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

About the 3M Open

A PGA TOUR event, the 3M Open inaugural event was won by Matthew Wolff in thrilling fashion in July 2019. Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event is contested at the TPC Twin Cities and will be held July 20-26, 2020. Managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament benefits local programs through the 3M Open Fund. For more information, please visit www.3mopen.com. Follow the 3M Open at facebook.com/3MOpen and on Twitter @3MOpen.

Media Contacts: Lee Patterson, 3M Open Media Director, (704) 913-1088, lpatterson@3mopen.com Courtney Wolf, Sr. Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships, (952) 905-5357, cwolf@bell.bank