Portland Credit Unions Raise More than $277,000 for OHSU Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital


In Portland, there’s no such thing as bad weather — only inappropriate attire. The weather didn’t stop these credit union staffers from playing cornhole for a good cause on Sept. 22. The event raised more than $277,000 for Credit Unions for Kids.

On Sept. 22, nearly 200 Credit Unions for Kids supporters came out to play an exciting game of cornhole and support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

The successful event raised more than $277,000 to support children and their families who travel long distances to seek treatment at the hospital and provide a place for them to stay at the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion. Credit unions’ generosity has ensured that families can focus on healing together and not on the logistics and financial burden that comes with traveling to seek care for a sick child.

The event’s winner, Tyfone, #theredshoecrewtoo, brought home the winning trophy and played a close game against the Columbia Credit Union Ringers. Both teams endured a downpour of rain in the final minutes of the game!
The evening was a testament to what can happen when the community bands together for one great cause and what the credit union family can accomplish when presented with a big goal. The staff at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Rood Family Pavilion thank everyone who contributed.

Several credit unions were involved in making the event a success, including Advantis Credit Union, Fibre Federal Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Rivermark Community Credit Union, and Unitus Community Credit Union. A full list of sponsors may be found online.

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