HOB Presenting Sponsor of Bull Canyon Run - 04/04/11

For Immediate Release
10:15 A.M. PT, April 4, 2011
Mitch Massey, SVP

(Santa Maria, CA) - Heritage Oaks Bank is pleased to announce they will, for the second year in a row, be the presenting sponsor of the Bull Canyon Run on May 14, 2011.

"Heritage Oaks Bank makes a commitment to lend support to events and causes that define community,” says Mitch Massey, Senior Vice President/Marketing, Heritage Oaks Bank. “The Bull Canyon Run defines Santa Maria and Central Coast involvement. Our entire organization is excited about our participation in this marquee event for the community," adds Massey.

The Bull Canyon Run started in 1995 with a total of 95 runners and raised $3,000. Today, the event has over 1,100 runners and has risen over $107,000. All proceeds from this event support the Santa Barbara County Special Olympics.

For those interested in participating in the Bull Canyon Run event, you can register at any Heritage Oaks Bank in Santa Maria or online at www.active.com. The registration deadline is May 12, 2011.

The Bank’s theme of community involvement does not stop with the Bull Canyon Run. In recent years, the Bank has been a presenting sponsor of the Heritage Oaks Bank Family Fun Day and Fun Run, the San Luis Obispo Triathlon and the Straight Down Golf Tournament. In addition, Heritage Oaks Bank sponsors a racing team at the Santa Maria Speedway.

For more information about the Bull Canyon Run, please visit www.bcrun.org.