Credit Unions for Kids Fundraising Season is in Full Swing


Despite today’s challenges, credit unions remain steadfastly dedicated to helping children in need of life-saving medical care. While many in-person events are on hold, credit unions are still fundraising for their charity of choice, Credit Unions for Kids.

Golf, being a socially distanced sport, is a great way to get fundraising in full swing. This year, the Kitsap, Pierce, and Evergreen chapters will once again join forces to host the annual Tri-Chapter Golf Tournament on Sept. 10, with the goal of raising $10,000. The Chapter is looking forward to raising in-person donations at the tournament, and also has opened up fundraising opportunities online.

“The need for fundraising dollars at Seattle Children’s and CMN does not go away or decline because of COVID,” said Scott Prior, President and CEO of Connection Credit Union. “This is the eighth year of our tournament, and we hope to raise at least $10,000, which would put us over the $100,000 total raised for Seattle Children’s Hospital since we started.”

The tournament, to be held at Gold Mountain in Bremerton, Washington, has raised more than $84,000 over the years. It has grown from being a single-sponsorship tournament to a collaborative effort between the three local chapters, dozens of credit unions, and business partners.

“Our first year, we had 32 players and raised $4,000. Our three chapters are very thankful for the support of the credit union community to join with us and continue to support our event,” Prior said.

Credit Unions for Kids, founded in 1986 here in the Northwest, focuses on raising dollars for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation. Since the charity went national in 1996, its raised more than $200 million for children in need of live-saving care.

Editor’s Note: More information about Credit Unions for Kids online fundraising opportunities will be coming soon.

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