Appreciation Nights Keep Credit Unions Front and Center at Rose Garden

There’s something special about seeing a thank you to the “Northwest Credit Union Community” on the big board at the Wells Fargo Rose Garden Arena. That subtle credit union takeover will happen again on Jan. 16 when the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second “Credit Union Appreciation Night” of the season.

Sorry, big banks, “this is our team, and this is our house.”

During the first appreciation night Dec. 16, fans were treated to a thrilling matchup against the New Orleans Hornets, when rookie Damian Lillard sank a game-winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left, lifting the Blazers to a 95-94 victory.

Tickets to the Jan. 16 game may be purchased through links provided by the team to each of the participating credit unions: First Tech Federal Credit Union, Consolidated Community Credit Union, Northwest Resource Federal Credit Union, Providence Federal Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, Unitus Community Credit Union, Northwest Community Credit Union, IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union and Rivermark Community Credit Union.

Employees of Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) member credit unions not participating the appreciation night are invited to purchase tickets online through the NWCUA link. The password is CREDIT7.

Fans purchasing tickets through any of those links get something extra: an opportunity to stay after the game and toss free throws.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $94 for club seats that entitle fans to an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring not only the standard sports arena fare such as hot dogs, popcorn, pizza and pretzels, but also dinner items such as pork tenderloin and chicken fajitas.

Of course, the benefits are not just restricted to credit unions and their employees. For every ticket sold through participating credit unions’ links, $5 will be contributed to the credit union movement’s “charity of choice,” Credit Unions for Kids.

Credit Unions for Kids was founded by a group of Northwest credit unions in 1986 and is a national program today, benefitting 170 of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


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