NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (9/9/13)--The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament--held Aug. 19 at the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.--raised nearly $50,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada. It's the largest amount raised in recent years, according to the California Credit Union league.
The event drew 102 players and 14 sponsors. CUNA Mutual Group, based in Madison, Wis., served as title sponsor.
"The RMJ/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament was a huge success. The funds we raised will go a long way toward funding the Bite of Reality, our signature youth financial education program for teens in California and Nevada," said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano.
In addition to CUNA Mutual, other major sponsors included CO-OP Financial Services; CU Direct; Educational Employees CU, Fresno, Calif.; Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif.; SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif.; First Tech CU, Mountain View, Calif.; and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, founded in 1958, is dedicated to supporting credit union efforts in spreading the financial literacy message to young people. It is funded through donations from credit unions, league chapters, corporations providing credit union services, and individuals.