Westerly Community Credit Union donates $2,438.40 to Local High Schools’ Sports Boosters
The Westerly Community Credit Union showed support for local athletes, sports programs and schools as they donated 100% of the proceeds from the 36th Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament to Chariho, Stonington, South Kingstown and Westerly High School Sports’ Boosters. Each school received a check for $2,438.40 for their basketball teams’ hard work, determination, and participation in the tournament.
The 2019 tournament, which was held Dec. 26th, 27th, 28th & 30th raised a total of $9,753.61. The Westerly Community Credit Union is the sole sponsor of the tournament allowing 100% of the gate receipts to be divided between the Sports’ Boosters of the participating schools. This popular event has now raised $242,577.31 since the 1st tournament took place in 1984.
“WCCU has always been a very community-oriented institution,” stated Steve White, WCCU President & CEO. “We couldn’t be happier being the sole sponsor of this event for the past 36 years and raising money to help our communities’ young adults.”
The Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to sponsor this event yearly and wishes to thank all who participated: the boys & girls, JV & Varsity basketball teams, the coaches, and of course the fans.
About Westerly Community Credit Union:
Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its members achieve financial success. It currently serves over 19,000 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016, 2017, 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce, as well as PBN Providence Business News Best Places to Work 2018-2019.