Details, Details: Q&A With Monique Little of First Tech Federal Credit Union on the Dave and Dan Classic

Let’s start simple: what is the Dave and Dan Classic?

The Dave & Dan Classic is a fundraiser for Credit Union for Kids, a non-profit organization that brings together America’s credit unions to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

First Tech Federal Credit Union (Beaverton, OR) founded this event in 2000, which was then known as the “Hank and Moose Open.” The tournament has since become one of the biggest credit union-sponsored fundraising events supporting Credit Unions for Kids.

Where do the proceeds go?

One hundred percent of every dollar goes to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities we serve. We are focused on making a difference at six hospitals, including three facilities in the Pacific Northwest: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center.

We’ve seen a lot of great pro athlete and celebrity support in year’s past. Who is on tap for this year?

We’re grateful for our continued partnership with Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. They are committed to this event, and are as proud as we are of the difference it makes in the lives of the children receiving treatment at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

We are excited to welcome back many of the celebrities who joined us last year, including Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott, Mel Renfro, Randall McDaniel and Kellen Winslow.

What separates Dave and Dan Classic from other efforts to support Credit Unions for Kids?

In sixteen years, this event has grown to become one of the largest Credit Union for Kids fundraisers in the country. It is also one of the largest golf fundraisers in the entire Pacific Northwest.

But more than that, it’s remarkable because it brings together almost 100 different sponsors—including credit unions and businesses that serve the credit union industry. It’s truly amazing what we can accomplish when we come together!

What kind of sponsorships have you obtained?

It’s important to us to have sponsorship levels to match different budgets—everything from $1,500 hole sponsorships to $50,000 premier sponsors. We also have in-kind sponsors who help us cover the cost of printing, the event website and apparel.

How has the event been received in the surrounding community?

The credit union community is united in its support of Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We get a great response from our vendors, local media and our celebrity supporters. In fact, many groups return year after year.

Visit www.daveandangolf.org for more information and here for a slideshow and video from previous years.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

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