HOUSTON (7/23/14)--First Community CU has extended its partnership with Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who will continue as spokesperson for the $1 billion-asset Houston-based credit union through 2016.
Cushing will continue his participation in First Community CU's annual "Stars in the Classroom" program, which rewards 10 deserving teachers for going above and beyond in the classroom. The teachers are awarded football tickets, sideline passes and an autographed jersey. In addition, a $500 donation is made to each teacher's school district and Cushing or one of his teammates visits the teacher's classroom. The nominating student receives an autographed Houston Texans football.
Cushing served as the credit union's spokesperson last year and was part of the financial institution's award-winning TV commercial, radio and print ads as well as billboards and other promotions. First Community is developing a new marketing campaign for 2014-2015 with Cushing as the creative centerpiece.
Cushing has played in the NFL since 2009 after being drafted from the University of Southern California as the Texans first-round pick. Since entering the league, Cushing has been voted NFL defensive rookie of the year, selected to the Pro Bowl and named the Texans' most valuable player in 2011.
First Community CU also is the official credit union of the Houston Texans and the exclusive provider of Texans Checking, which features a customized Texans debit card, chances to win autographed merchandise and access to exclusive events.