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* ORLANDO, Fla. (8/27/10)--Orlando-based Fairwinds CU has announced a multi-year partnership with the city's pro basketball team, the Orlando Magic (Orlando Business Journal Aug. 26). Under the contract, Fairwinds will maintain a presence in the city's new Amway Center and will offer an Orlando Magic-branded debit card. The deal also means Fairwinds can have digital signage, location sponsorship of the Amway Center's tower hospitality space, ATMs and on-court promotions. The Fairwinds Tower Room will be located on the promenade level of the arena. The team and the $1.5 billion asset credit union recently hosted an online contest for the new design of the official Orlando Magic debit card. New cards will be distributed this fall in Fairwinds' local branches as the exclusive Magic-branded debit card for the team's fans ... * ONTARIO, Calif. (8/27/10)--The Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ)
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Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament Monday at Pechanga, Calif., raised more than $30,000 for the state foundation for California and Nevada credit unions. The event attracted 80 players and 14 sponsors, with Madison, Wis.-based CUNA Mutual serving as title sponsor. The support will enable the foundation to fund more community service grants to help credit unions with their youth financial education efforts, said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano. The tournament's winning group is, from left, Steve VanSickler of Visterra CU, Penny Sandifer of Pacific Marine CU, and Jim Plotkin of The Plotkin Group. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) ... * PORTLAND, Ore. (8/27/10)--As officials of Credit Union Miracle Day (CUMD), PSCU Financial Services and others looked on, the Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children's Hospital was formally dedicated in Portland, Ore. The center is named for Sargent, who recently retired as CEO of Beaverton-based First Technology CU. Sargent has been a long-time supporter of Credit Unions for Kids, which raises funds for Children's Miracle Network hospitals around the country. "This is a great tribute to Tom and a significant honor for the credit union movement," said Juri Valdov, chairman of CUMD. CUMD is the title sponsor of the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run in Washington, D.C., a nationwide fundraiser for the hospitals. PSCU Financial Services covers expenses for the annual event to ensure 100% of donations by credit unions go back to their area hospitals ...


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