Opportunity of a Lifetime for Tennis Enthusiasts

July 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — Bank of the West invites all tennis enthusiasts to enter its “Great Returns Sweepstakes.” One grand prize winner will get a chance to return an on-court serve from one of the world’s top tennis players.

The winner will also receive two VIP tickets to the Bank of the West Classic evening match on Saturday, July 30, round-trip air fare for two, plus one night’s lodging, and access to the Bank of the West private hospitality tent.

To enter the sweepstakes, simply “like” Bank of the West’s Facebook page at, and then register your information on the Great Returns tab. Contest ends July 12.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. See official rules for complete prize details, eligibility requirements, and terms and conditions at:

The Bank of the West Classic is the oldest women’s-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Olympus US Open Series. A WTA premier event, the Bank of the West Classic features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $721,000. Held on Stanford University’s campus at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams.

About Bank of the West

Founded in 1874, $58 billion-asset Bank of the West ( offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s largest and best rated financial institutions with more than 200,000 employees in more than 80 countries.