BEAVERTON, Ore., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (8/11/15)--A one-day golf tournament, supported by the Northwest credit union community, resulted in a $757,837 donation to Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), benefiting Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.
“The event is unprecedented among CU4Kids golf tournaments and is one of the top single-day fundraising events among all our corporate partners,” said Joe Dearborn, CMN Hospitals senior director.
First Tech FCU, Mountain View, Calif., and OnPoint Community CU, Portland, Ore., led the third annual Dave and Dan Classic, which shattered last year’s record of $408,000.
The tournament has raised more than $4.1 million over the last 15 years. This year’s tournament proceeds will benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Ore.; Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Ore.; Seattle Children's Hospital; Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.); UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento, Calif.; and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colo.
“Year after year, we continue to raise record amounts and could not have done it without the support of our corporate sponsors, credit unions, volunteers and friends of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Greg Mitchell, president/CEO of First Tech.
Additional credit union contributions to CMN Hospitals were noted last week. Hiway FCU, St. Paul, Minn., was honored by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare for reaching the $410,600 milestone in total fundraising efforts since the inception of the Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids Committee.
The St. Paul, Minn., hospital presented a plaque to current Hiway FCU President/CEO Dave Boden (2013-present), and past presidents Jeff Schwalen (2002-2013) and Jim Seifert (1999-2002).
“Credit unions and Gillette are similar in that we are dedicated to the community, and we are here to help people be successful and independent,” said Dennie Jolley, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare vice president of institutional advancement.
Hiway’s annual fundraisers include cookouts, popcorn and bake sales, paper hearts and Miracle Jeans Days.