In light of their staggering losses of hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter of late,

…it’s nice to see that Fifth Third is taking time out (and what used to be your money out) to be a “major sponsor” of the World Equestrian Games.  WTF?

Nero fiddled while Rome burned…

Fifth Third Bank will become a major sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, backing the Kentucky Experience pavilions and being named the official community bank of the games.

The Kentucky Experience pavilions will feature Kentucky’s nine tourism regions; performances from Kentucky artists; and local food, spirits and art and craft products. The pavilions will be at the Kentucky Horse Park during the games, which will run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10.

“We appreciate the support we receive from Fifth Third Bank and the business community for this event that allows us to showcase Kentucky,” Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow said after Tuesday’s announcement. “This will give our tourism industry all across the state a unique opportunity to tell an international audience about what Kentucky has to offer.”

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One Response to “In light of their staggering losses of hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter of late,”

  1. Fifth Third Bank, saved from failure by gov’t welfare, buys up other failing banks. « Fifth Third Sucks Says:

    […]  You should be put down like one of the lame horses that you apparently love to invest in and lavish with sponsorship money. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the number of banks on the FDIC’s list of problem institutions […]

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