Credit Unions for Kids Mariners Game and Sounders Match to Raise Funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital

Enjoy professional sports events this summer and help defray the cost of uncompensated healthcare for children and families.

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Sports fans and credit union enthusiasts are invited to enjoy professional sports events in Seattle this summer for a great cause. Make plans to attend Credit Unions for Kids Day at the Seattle Mariners and the Credit Unions For Kids outing at the Seattle Sounders to support children and families battling serious illness.

The events are being organized by the Seattle Children’s Credit Unions for Kids Advisory Group, which includes representatives from credit unions across the Puget Sound region. For each ticket sold, a $5 donation will be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Both events are open to credit union staff and members and will be supported by the local Seattle Young Credit Union Professionals group.

The Seattle Mariners battle the Baltimore Orioles at T-Mobile Park on Saturday, June 22 at 1:10 p.m. Discounted tickets are $25 and $42 and can be purchased here with the promo code “CU4KIDS.” Members of the Advisory Group will present a check representing the cumulative funds raised by Credit Unions for Kids to a Seattle Children’s patient family on the field before the game.

For groups of 20 or more, contact Elizabeth McCloskey at 206-346-4519 to receive scoreboard recognition for your group following the fourth inning and two complimentary tickets to a 2019 regular season home game.

Later this summer, the Seattle Sounders will take on the New England Revolution at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $27 can be purchased here. Games and prizes will be available on the Toyota Fan Deck. For groups of 10 or more, contact Andrew Evans at 206-512-1218.

Since becoming the Credit Union Movement’s charity of choice in 1996, Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $185 million for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

“We have not one, but two opportunities to cooperatively cheer on the Mariners and Sounders this summer,” said Seattle Children’s Advisory Committee Chair and Peninsula Credit Union President and CEO, Jim Morrell. “By purchasing your own tickets or tickets for your credit union, you are supporting credit unions’ charity of choice.” 

The funds raised at these events will be directed toward uncompensated care, or the portion of medical bills not covered by insurance. The funds will provide financial relief to families caring for their sick child.

“Providing for the healthcare of sick children and relieving the financial burden for these parents strikes at the core of our credit union values,”said Seattle Children’s Advisory Committee member and Chief Marketing Officer at Verity Credit Union, Heidi Wesley-Cleveland. “When you see these kids’ faces and talk with the parents, is so apparent that the work we are doing here is changing lives.”

Verity Credit Union will use the Sounders game to promote Credit Union Legislative Action Council, or CULAC, fundraising to their employees. The Seattle-based credit union will provide staff who contribute to the Council during CULAC month in July with an opportunity to win tickets.

In 2016, the Credit Union for Kids Seattle Advisory Group made a commitment to raise $1 million toward uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital over a five-year period. Thanks to support from Northwest credit unions, the Advisory Group made its goal in three years—two years ahead of its commitment—and plans to continue fundraising efforts to benefit uncompensated care.

For more information about the Mariners game, contact Debbie Wege. For more information about the Sounders match, contact Heidi Wesley-Cleveland.