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No bogies: CU golf tourneys raise $172,000
MADISON, Wis. (8/29/14)--Summer is a perfect time to hit the links, and credit unions take the opportunity to turn the greens into gold for their charities of choice.
 
Youth financial education is the beneficiary of $41,000 raised by 96 players and 21 sponsors at the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 18 in Newport Beach, Calif.
 
Service 1st FCU, Danville, Pa., raised $30,000 during its 21st annual golf tournament last Friday for the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Nolan's Heart of Steel and Montour County Veterans Affairs. (Service 1st FCU Photo)
"The funds from this year's successful RMJ/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament will go a long way toward funding the Bite of Reality, our youth financial education program, which has reached more than 3,500 teens in California and Nevada since its inception in 2012," said Tena Lozano, executive director of the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation.
 
With a turnout of 130 golfers and 23 sponsors, the Ohio Credit Union Foundation Classic raised $41,000 Aug. 11. The foundation will use the funds to support credit union financial education, outreach projects, professional development and disaster relief needs in 2015 ( eLumination Aug. 20).
 
The Massachusetts Credit Union League's charity golf tournament benefited the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to the tune of $27,000 ( Daily CU Scan Aug. 27). During the Monday event, Lois Ferraresso, the coalition's associate director, thanked the 100 golfers and event sponsors for their support.
 
The Utah Credit Union Association raised about $10,000 for scholarships to Western CUNA Management School with its KSL Golf Tournament ( Association Update Aug. 12).
 
Service 1st FCU, Danville, Pa., raised $30,000 during its 21st annual golf tournament last Friday for the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Nolan's Heart of Steel and Montour County Veterans Affairs. "Occasionally, I have veterans who fall into an unfortunate financial crisis through no fault of their own," said Douglas Resseguie, Montour County Veterans Affairs director. "This money will go a long way in helping deserving veterans get back on their feet with some short-term emergency assistance." In addition to the golf tournament, the $233 million-asset credit union held a duck derby as part of its #DoGood campaign.
 
Erie, Pa.-based Widget Financial FCU's sixth annual Million Dollar Golf Shoot Out raised more than $23,700 for Charities for Children Inc., which supports 14 charities in the Erie area ( Life is a Highway Aug. 28). Approximately 107 golfers and more than 120 individuals attended the Aug. 18 event. Combined with its annual bowling tournament, the $264 million-asset credit union has donated $52,555 in 2014 to Charities for Children.


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