Arizona Central Credit Union Charity Golf Event Raises $65,000

3-Year Event Total of $180,000 Benefits Local Cancer Patients & Families

PHOENIX, Ariz. – December 16, 2015 – Arizona Central Credit Union today announced that its fourth annual charity golf outing on November 23rd raised $65,000 to benefit Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ), formerly known as the Wellness Community.  More than 130 community-minded golfers joined the Credit Union staff and other volunteers at Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale to help raise funds for CSCAZ’s support of area cancer patients and their families. The total raised this year was a $10,000 increase over last year’s outing.  This is the third year Arizona Central Credit Union has designated CSCAZ as beneficiary of the charity golf event.

Arizona Central Credit Union President and CEO, Todd Pearson, will present a check for $65,000 to CSCAZ on Wednesday, December 16 at their Phoenix facility, 360 E Palm Lane. The 2015 proceeds bring the three-year total raised by the Credit Union for CSCAZ to $180,000.

“There are few of us today who don’t know of someone who is now battling or has previously struggled to overcome cancer,” said Pearson.  “That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to help this deserving organization fulfill their mission of helping both cancer patients and their families − ensuring no one has to face the disease alone.”

The golf event was supported this year by Title Sponsors: Silvertree Special Needs Planning, Allied Solutions, Fiserv and Digital Insight.  Other generous local sponsors included: Altier Credit Union, Arizona Federal Credit Union, Arizona State Credit Union, Ballard Spahr LLC., Canyon State Credit Union, Colliers, CUNA Mutual, DBSI, Deer Valley Credit Union, Desert Schools Credit Union, Enterprise, First Credit Union, Gust Rosenfeld, IMM, Mountain West Credit Union Association, Pima Federal Credit Union, Solution Interface, SunWest Credit Union, Vantiv and XDI.

According to Pearson, the annual event is one of many activities throughout the year that the Credit Union staff undertakes to help Arizona residents. “We’re committed to delivering on the mission of all credit unions nationally, which is to give back to the communities in which we work and live.”  Based in Phoenix, Arizona Central Credit Union also has branches in Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Phoenix, Show Low, Tempe and Tucson.

ABOUT ARIZONA CENTRAL CREDIT UNION   Founded in 1939, Arizona Central Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution that is locally owned and operated by its members.  Serving over 55,000 members and with current assets exceeding $400 million, it is backed by a 76-year tradition of financial strength, stability and service. Deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). To learn more, visit azcentralcu.org

ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY ARIZONA   CSCAZ (formerly known as the Wellness Community), is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope-regardless of the stage of disease. All of its services are provided through the generosity of individual and private contributions. To learn more, visit www.twccaz.org

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bronwyn Medley
602-264-6421
bronwyn.medley@azcentralcu.org