2017 Dave and Dan Classic Raises $1.273 Million for Credit Unions for Kids


The Northwest credit union community is full of stories of the positive impact credit unions can make when they come together for a cause. The Dave and Dan Classic, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, is a shining example of the power of credit union collaboration. Formerly known as the “Hank and Moose Open,” the event has raised more than $6 million since its founding in 2000, becoming one of the largest credit-union-sponsored events to support Credit Unions for Kids.

On July 10, 2017, the fifth annual Dave and Dan Classic raised more than $1.273 million to benefit six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the region. First Tech Federal Credit Union organized the golf tournament, bringing together credit unions and industry partners at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, OR.

Credit Union Heritage Sponsors included OnPoint Community Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, Unitus Community Credit Union, Patelco Credit Union, and Stanford Federal Credit Union. This year’s Dave and Dan sponsors included MasterCard, CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU, Fiserv, CU Direct, Crowe Horwath, CUNA Mutual Group, The Standard, FIS, and CSCU. Other partners included Alkami Technology, JLL, Performance Trust Capital Partners, Raymond James, AT&T, and HP.

“Without community and philanthropic support from organizations like Credit Unions for Kids, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital wouldn’t be able to provide the exceptional care that it does,” said Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief and Credit Unions for Kids Chair of Pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher, OHSU School of Medicine. “The funds raised at this year’s Dave and Dan Classic will support clinical care, innovation and pioneering research, and health care costs for families in need.”

The proceeds raised during the tournament benefit the following Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, OR), Sacred Heart Medical Center (Eugene, OR), Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA), USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Oakland, CA), UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento, CA), and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora, CO).

“A key part of the credit union difference is our commitment to the community, and I’m proud of First Tech’s leadership in supporting Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Greg Mitchell, CEO and president of First Tech. “It’s humbling to see our employees, members, and industry partners come together every year to generously give their time, talent, and treasures to provide hope and make a difference in children’s lives.”

To learn more about Northwest events benefiting Credit Unions for Kids, contact Carmen Vigil, Northwest Credit Union Association’s community manager, at cvigil@nwcua.org.

Posted in Around the NW, CU4Kids.