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2018 Northwest Classic Raises More Than $1.428 Million for Children's Hospitals
[August 02, 2018]

2018 Northwest Classic Raises More Than $1.428 Million for Children's Hospitals

The Credit Union for Kids Northwest Classic, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised more than $1.428 million to support Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting six Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. This is the third consecutive year that the event has raised over $1 million.

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From left to right: Besty Rand (Seattle Children's Hospital), Anthony Candito (UCSF Benioff Children ...

From left to right: Besty Rand (Seattle Children's Hospital), Anthony Candito (UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital), Rachel Miller, Monique Little, Nicole Frisch, Emily Zeitman, Erin Olinghouse (Doernbecher Children's Hospital), Meghan Valley (Photo: Business Wire)

First Tech Federal Credit Union organized the event, bringing together credit unions and industry partners from across the country on July 9 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon. This year's sold-out event saw more than 300 business leaders, community partners and celebrities - including celebrity hosts Dave Wilcox (News - Alert) and Dan Fouts - who came out to play in the golf tournament.

"CMN Hospitals is incredibly proud to partner with and benefit from the Northwest Classic hosted by First Tech," said Clark Sweat, Chief Revenue Officer at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Since the inception of the CU4Kids program over 22 years ago, the support of our credit union partners like First Tech has been critical to the funding of life-saving research, expansion of facilities and charity care which assures all kids receive treatment regardless of a family's ability to pay. First Tech has proven to be innovative and dedicated to ensuring all kids have access to the best healthcare available."

The Northwest Classic - formerly known as the "Dave & Dan Classic" - has raised more than $7.9 million and has become the largest credit union sponsored event supporting Credit Unions for Kids in the nation. The proceeds raised during the tournament benefit the following Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital (Portland, Oregon), PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - Riverbend (Eugene, Oregon), Seattle Children's Hospital (Seattle, Washington), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital (Oakland, California), UC Davis Children's Hospital Sacramento, California), and Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora, Colorado).

"Credit Unions for Kids was born in the Northwest, and we're proud to honor that legacy with the Northwest Classic," said First Tech Federal Credit Union President and CEO Greg Mitchell. "We are fortunate to be able to give back to our communities, and it's humbling to see the generosity that connects our members, employees and industry partners. Together, we're making a difference for kids and families today, and for generations to come."

This year's Northwest Classic sponsors include First Tech Federal Credit Union, PSCU, CO-OP Financial Services, MasterCard (News - Alert), Fiserv, CU Direct Corporation, Crowe, CUNA Mutual Group and The Standard. Other partners include Advantis Credit Union, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, JLL, Swinerton, IQ Credit Union, Alkami Technology, SRS Consulting, Performance Trust, Oregon Community Credit Union, AT&T (News - Alert) and Raymond James, among many others.

About First Tech Federal Credit Union

First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $12+ 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, Intuit, Google (News - Alert), and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to more than 520,000 members through its 41 branch locations, more than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, and online platforms. First Tech offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking, online banking, mortgages, financial planning, various consumer loans, and insurance services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit

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 2017, First Tech provided $3,117,299 million and over 31,000 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

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 more than $170 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 and

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