Charles Schwab Corp., San Francisco, has inked a deal with the U.S. Ski Team to provide athletes with retirement plan services and brokerage firm internship opportunities in its 263 branch offices. In addition, Schwab has created a dedicated investment growth fund for the U.S. Ski Team to receive donations that new Schwab fund-raising programs will solicit on their behalf. In exchange, the team will recognize Schwab as its "official investment firm." Such sports sponsorships are unusual for an investment firm.
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