PSECU to Host Children's Miracle Network Families for Minor League Baseball Games, Donate More Than $16,000 to the Cause
Harrisburg, PA - June 30, 2017 - PSECU kicked off its annual Minor League Baseball-centered sponsorship of Children's Miracle Network at the June 17 Lehigh Valley IronPigs game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. This was the first of nine such game day events the credit union will hold this summer throughout the Lehigh Valley, as well as Central and Southcentral Pennsylvania.
Each event entails PSECU hosting Children's Miracle Network children and their families for a Minor League Baseball game. The experience includes complimentary tickets, pre-game opportunities like stadium tours, and participation in the game's ceremonial first pitch. Additionally, over the course of the summer, PSECU will cumulatively donate more than $16,000 to the Children's Miracle Network cause through funds raised during commemorative jersey and memorabilia auctions.
"PSECU follows the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people.' This was true more than 80 years ago when our 22 founders pooled resources to start the credit union in hopes of taking control of their finances and making a better life for themselves and their families, and it is true today," said PSECU President Greg Smith. "Our support of the Children's Miracle Network, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, allows us to help others in a way that everyone can enjoy - a day at the game. It really is a win-win."
PSECU's Children's Miracle Network activities will continue at eight additional Minor League Baseball games this season:
- July 2: York Revolution, PeoplesBank Park, York
- July 16: Reading Fightin' Phils, FirstEnergy Stadium, Reading
- July 19: State College Spikes, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park
- July 22: Lancaster Barnstormers, Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster
- July 27: York Revolution, PeoplesBank Park, York
- July 29: Harrisburg Senators, FNB Field, Harrisburg
- August 12: State College Spikes, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park
- August 18: Harrisburg Senators, FNB Field, Harrisburg
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raise 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.
"On behalf of our more than 400,000 members, PSECU is committed to promoting the welfare and best interest of our communities," Smith added. "It is our hope that our efforts today will help make a brighter tomorrow for all those within our reach."
Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 400,000 members and have over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information about PSECU, visit psecu.com. View our Community Report Card to learn how we contribute to the greater good.