HILLSBORO, Ore.–The Credit Unions for Kids Northwest Classic, organized by First Tech FCU and others, raised more than $1.5 million to support Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the event has raised over $1 million and represents the largest contribution in the event’s history.
The event was held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore., and “provides the unique opportunity for credit unions to unite in their shared value of social responsibility and give back to the communities they serve,” the organizations said.
Among the other CU supporters of the 2019 Northwest Classic were Advantis, OnPoint, Oregon Community Credit Union, iQ, Unitus Community Credit Union and Partners Federal Credit Union.
Committed to Giving Back
“As a credit union community, we’re committed to giving back to the areas we serve, which is why the Northwest Classic is an event we continue to invest in year after year,” said First Tech Federal Credit Union President and CEO Greg Mitchell. “The event is an opportunity for our members, employees and industry partners to come together in support of a great cause, and serves as an example of what we can achieve together. We’re thankful to be able to give to an organization that provides such critical resources and care to thousands of children and families in need.”
The event has raised more than $9.4 million since its inception in 2000. The proceeds raised during the tournament contribute to cutting-edge medical research, innovative therapies and treatments, and world-class care for children in need, the organizations said.
Beneficiaries include the following Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
- OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, Ore.)
- PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center – Riverbend (Eugene, Ore.)
- Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle)
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Oakland, Calif.)
- UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento, Calif.)
- Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora, Colo.)
“Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is thrilled to continue our terrific partnership with First Tech through many initiatives, especially the NW Golf Classic,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “This event shows the true cooperative culture of the industry in a way that initiates very positive change in many Northwest communities.”
Other sponsors included Co-Op Financial Services, Mastercard, Fiserv, CU Direct, Crowe, CUNA Mutual Group, Raymond James, PSCU, Alkami and The Standard, among many others.