Summer Fundraisers Across the Northwest Support Credit Unions for Kids

Save the date: Credit unions gear up for fun summer events in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Every summer, Northwest credit unions come together to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their communities through creative campaigns. This year is no exception, with several credit unions bringing summer sporting events to the region to benefit Credit Unions for Kids.

“Everyone at LCCU is passionate about kids and feels deeply for this cause,” said Amanda Nixon, HR/Compliance Coordinator for Lewis Clark Credit Union, highlighting the credit union’s passionate involvement in Credit Unions for Kids fundraising efforts. “We all have either had children that have been affected or know someone whose child has been affected by a terrible illness or injury. Just like credit unions, once you become a part of it, it’s in your blood.”

Read on to learn more about some of the tournaments credit unions have organized to support the Credit Unions for Kids cause in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington over the next few months.

Point West’s 4th Annual Credit Union for Kids Bowl-A-Thon, June 17:

Portland-based Point West Credit Union is hosting its 4th Annual Credit Union for Kids Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, June 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Oregon. All proceeds from this family-friendly event will be donated to Credit Union for Kids to benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This year, the credit union aims to raise $5,000 through the event.

The cost per participant is $20 per person and $35 per couple, and includes bowling shoes, two rounds of bowling, and unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Attendees also can choose to sponsor a lane for $200. Sponsors receive bowling for six people and recognition during the event. A raffle and silent auction will be held with a variety of items donated by staff, members, local businesses, and credit union vendors.

Lewis Clark Miracle Golf Tournament, June 24:

Lewis Clark Credit Union will host its annual Miracle Golf Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The $80 entry fee for the event includes cart, range balls, light breakfast, and lunch.

“With the help of Co-Op’s Miracle Match, we have donated over $40,000,” said Amanda Nixon, HR/Compliance Coordinator for Lewis Clark Credit Union.

“We have golfers of every experience level out on the course. This year, we have a family that has been helped by the Children’s Miracle Network attending the tournament, so that’s going to be special for everyone to see, firsthand, why we are raising money,” said Nixon. “If you’re not a golfer, you can donate at any of our branches, or purchase raffle tickets for one of our packages.”

King County Chapter Golf Tournament, June 28:

The King County Chapter of Credit Unions will host its annual golf tournament at 11:30 a.m. on June 28 at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, Washington. Tickets for the event range from $50 to $500. Business Partner sponsorship packages also are available.

5th Annual Dave & Dan Classic, July 10:

This year marks the fifth annual Dave and Dan Classic, the annual fundraiser named for football hall of famers Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. This event has become one of the largest credit union-sponsored events supporting Credit Unions for Kids. Participants are organized into four-person teams, which may include a fifth celebrity player. Last year’s event raised a record $1.13 million for Credit Unions for Kids.

Clarity’s 18th Annual Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament, August 4:

Clarity Credit Union will host its annual golf tournament—marking the 18th year of the tradition supporting Credit Unions for Kids—in the foothills of Boise, Idaho, at Quail Hollow Golf Course. Door prizes will include gift certificates and items from local merchants. All event proceeds will benefit St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

“Every year we have seen an increase in participation and excitement to get involved in this event,” said Tony Uria, marketing director for Clarity Credit Union. “We were able to raise over $31,000 last year, and we have set a goal of $35,000 for this year.”

Credit union fundraising events slated for September will be highlighted in a future story. To learn more about Northwest events benefiting Credit Unions for Kids, contact Carmen Vigil, NWCUA community manager, at cvigil@nwcua.org.