Hope Elementary School fifth graders were surprised with a visit by MainSource Bank's mascot, Sunny the SuperSaver, who brought a welcome gift -- tickets for all the students to go to Kings Island.

According to the bank, Hope 5th grade teacher, Jennifer Wamsley, applied for a grant to supplement the cost of a field trip to Kings Island for the entire class, but did not get approved. However, MainSource Bank's Emily Steele, digital media and social marketing manager, noticed through social media that Wamsley hadn't received the grant. Steele stepped in with a sponsorship donation of 60 Kings Island tickets for all the students.

MainSource Bank focuses attention on financial literacy and teaching children the importance of saving for the future. Knowing that sound financial management is a vital component to a successful future, MainSource Bank enjoys educating children at an early MainSource remains a large supporter of financial education in all of the communities it serves through various offerings and employee volunteer efforts. Personal financial literacy encompasses a large range of money topics such as balancing a checkbook, making deposits or withdrawals and long term planning for retirement.

According to a statement from the company, "MainSource was proud to reward these students for all their hard work."