Denver-based MWCUA, Carolinas Credit Union League Announce Super Bowl Wager



DENVER, Co. (February 3, 2016) – The credit union movement is tethered in the spirit of collaboration – but that all flies out the window when Super Bowl 50 is on the line. The Mountain West Credit Union Association, based in Denver, Colo., has offered a bet to the Carolinas Credit Union League. Craft beer is prominent in both regions, so naturally, that wager was too good to pass up. But, beer alone wasn’t enough, so the organizations have paired their offerings with local delicacies.

If the Broncos win Sunday, it will be beer and BBQ for the MWCUA, courtesy of CCUL President and CEO John Radebaugh. Should the Panthers win, the MWCUA will pair beer with bison, said MWCUA President and CEO Scott Earl.

“We are confident that the Denver Broncos will bring home the Lombardi trophy,” said Earl. “And while that’s really all we need here in Colorado, I can’t resist some good BBQ, so winning will be extra sweet once that package arrives from John.”

In response, Radebaugh said, “Of course we are happy to accept the wager because we are confident that we’ll be the ones enjoying Colorado-raised bison steaks as we celebrate our victory!”  He added, “In the unlikely event the Broncos do win the Super Bowl, I will send our counterparts some of the Carolina’s finest BBQ.”

About the Mountain West Credit Union Association

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 126 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $37 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at or on Facebook at To learn more about credit unions visit


About the Carolinas Credit Union League

Established in 2014, the not-for-profit Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) unites the former leagues of North Carolina and South Carolina, each begun in 1934 by leaders committed to the cooperative spirit and the common goal of credit union growth. The Carolinas Credit Union League—representing 138 member credit unions—is at its core the primary advocate for credit unions, focusing members’ collective political voice. Our services also include promoting credit union success through regulatory compliance support, product enhancement, service delivery, and employee education. CCUL is affiliated with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at or on Facebook at


Contacts: Patti Hazlett, Director of Corporate Communications, MWCUA
Brandon Pugh, VP, Public Relations & Communications, CCUL
800-822-8859, ext. 410