North Plains, OR. This year’s fifth annual Dave and Dan Classic, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised more than $1.273 million to support Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. This year’s event also saw more than 30 celebrity guests who came out to play in the golf tournament, named after NFL Hall of Fame inductees, Dan Fouts and Dave Wilcox.
This year’s fundraising total includes more than $100,000 donated by First Tech employees and members. First Tech Federal Credit Union organized the event, bringing together credit unions and industry partners from across the country on July 10 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon.
“Without community and philanthropic support from organizations like Credit Unions for Kids, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital wouldn’t be able to provide the exceptional care that it does,” said Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief and Credit Unions for Kids Chair of Pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher, OHSU School of Medicine. “The funds raised at this year’s Dave and Dan Classic will support clinical care, innovation and pioneering research, and health care costs for families in need.”
Since 2000, the Dave & Dan Classic – formerly known as the “Hank and Moose Open” – has raised more than $6 million and has become one of the largest credit union sponsored events to support Credit Unions for Kids. The proceeds raised during the tournament benefit the following Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, Oregon), Sacred Heart Medical Center (Eugene, Oregon), Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, Washington), USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Oakland, California), UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento, California), and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora, Colorado).
“A key part of the credit union difference is our commitment to the community, and I’m proud of First Tech’s leadership in supporting Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Greg Mitchell, CEO and president of First Tech. “It’s humbling to see our employees, members and industry partners come together every year to generously give their time, talent and treasures to provide hope and make a difference in children’s lives.”
This year’s Dave and Dan sponsors include MasterCard, CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU, Fiserv, CU Direct, Crowe Horwath, CUNA Mutual Group, The Standard, FIS, and CSCU. Other partners included Alkami Technology, JLL, Performance Trust Capital Partners, Raymond James, AT&T, and HP. Credit Union Heritage Sponsors include OnPoint Community Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, Unitus Community Credit Union, Patelco Credit Union, and Stanford Federal Credit Union.
About First Tech Federal Credit Union:
First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $10.6+ billion institution headquartered in Mountain View, California. It is the nation’s premier credit union serving the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Agilent, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, CH2M, Intuit, Google, and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to over 488,000 members through its 41 branch locations, more than 5,400 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, online platforms, and 286,000 ATMs nationwide. First Tech offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking, online banking, mortgages, financial planning, various consumer loans, and insurance services. For more information, visit www.firsttechfed.com.
About First Tech Federal Credit Union Community Program:
First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2016, First Tech provided $2.8 million and nearly 25,000 employee volunteer hours to the community, by directing dollars and time to community partners which provide support for programs and services for children and families, ensuring that children have the tools they need to learn, be healthy and succeed. Philanthropic focus areas include support in the areas of education (STEM, literacy and financial education), research (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and supportive health services for children) and innovation (food, shelter and safety). Learn more about First Tech’s commitment to the community at www.firsttechfed.com/community.
About Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®:
Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 2006, CU4Kids has raised $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.