* DENVER (5/7/10)--Credit Union of Colorado is the official sponsor for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 soccer seasons for the Colorado Rapids. It will exclusively sponsor the "Rapids Rookie for a Day" program, which recognizes student-athletes who are well-rounded representatives of their school and communities. Ten winners will be selected throughout the season to participate in an official Rapids practice. They will receive a Rapids jersey and tickets to a Rapids home game and be recognized at halftime at five games. The credit union also will sponsor the "Community Coach" program recognizing youth soccer coaches who go beyond their day-to-day coaching responsibilities to make a difference in their players' lives. Two winners will be recognized at Rapids home games. The sponsorship also includes naming a field within Dick's Sporting Goods Park as "Credit Union of Colorado Field" ... * COLUMBUS, Ohio (5/7/10)--Today is the last day of John Reardon's service as superintendent of the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions with the Ohio Department of Commerce. He has served since his February 2007 appointment by then-Gov. Ted Strickland. Ohio Credit Union League President/CEO Paul Mercer noted that Reardon was proactive, accessible and supportive of Ohio's financial institutions. "The league is grateful for Superintendent Reardon's close attention to and strong support of the credit union movement in general and Ohio's state-chartered credit unions specifically, and we wish him success in his future endeavors," Mercer said. He added the league would be in close contact with the administration during the transition and will advocate for consideration of potential successors with demonstrated understanding of and support for Ohio's credit unions (eLumination Newsletter
May 5) ... * WYOMISSING, Pa. (5/7/10)--One of Discovery FCU's billboards located in the outfield of the Reading (Pa.) Phillies baseball team was prominently displayed in a photo in The New York Times
(April 27). The story was about last year's No. 1 draft pick--Harrisburg Senators pitcher Stephen Strasburg (Life is a Highway
May 6). In the photo with the credit union's billboard, Strasburg was shown performing warm-ups before a game against the Reading Phillies last week. Strasburg has since moved up a level to Syracuse. The $129 million asset credit union is based in Wyomissing, Pa. To see the photo
, click on the link ...