DCECU, Great Lakes Loons team up to benefit community in 2020

MIDLAND, MI (March 4, 2020) — For the second consecutive year, Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union ( and the Midland-based Great Lakes Loons Minor League Baseball team are partnering in ways that will benefit the local community.

For the Loons’ 2020 season, which begins April 16, DCECU will once again be the presenting sponsor of Loons wins, donating $100 to Personal Assistance Options (PAO) – a Midland-based nonprofit organization that serves area residents with disabilities – for every regular-season Loons victory. The funds will help support PAO employee training in skills such as CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) use; cultural competency; ethics; communication; emergency preparedness; and medication administration.

DCECU also returns as the sponsor of the Loons’ “Rookie Signing Bonus” promotion in 2020. Children ages 3 to 12 may have their parent or guardian register them at for a chance to be the DCECU Rookie of the Game at a 2020 Loons home game. Each Rookie of the Game will receive four tickets to a game, a T-shirt and $50 to put toward their savings courtesy of DCECU. The child also will earn an additional $10 for each run the Loons score during their appointed game.

In addition, DCECU remains the exclusive credit union partner of the Great Lakes Loons and naming rights partner of the Northern Lights Pavilion, the 500-person hospitality venue located down the left field line at Dow Diamond, the Loons’ home stadium.

“We are honored to be the official credit union of the Great Lakes Loons and to have these special partnerships with our neighbors at Dow Diamond,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “Last year, we were able to give $8,400 to a local nonprofit as presenting sponsor of Loons wins and another $3,300 to local kids through the Rookie Signing Bonus program, and we are grateful to once again have the opportunity to make an impact on the Great Lakes Bay Region via these partnerships with the Loons.”

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union

Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has $2.1 billion in assets and nearly 73,500 members and has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for top performance in saving members money. Membership is open to employees and retirees of nearly 100 Select Employer Group companies and their family members, as well as donors to the Midland Area Community Foundation’s DCECU Members Endowed Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794.

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About Personal Assistance Options, Inc. (PAO)

PAO ( is a nonprofit organization that serves residents of Midland, Bay and Arenac counties who have differing abilities. PAO’s confidential services enable individuals with disabilities to remain in their home, no matter the level of care needed. With a mission to “provide support to individuals with disabilities based on their personal needs and goals in life,” PAO’s services are tailored to help each person be as independent as possible and have a meaningful life. In 2019, the organization served approximately 150 adults and youths with special needs, providing 152,000 hours of support. PAO’s main program, Community Living Support, offers assistance with medications and medical appointments; personal and home care (meals, grocery-shopping and household tasks); and social needs, such as community inclusion and transportation to community events. PAO also has a Mentoring program that focuses on youth development and skill-building and helps to teach appropriate social behaviors that are necessary to become a participating and responsible community member.

About the Great Lakes Loons

The Great Lakes Loons ( Minor League Baseball team has been the Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team’s inception in 2007. Dow Diamond serves as the Loons’ home; the ballpark also houses the Michigan Baseball Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity – as well as ESPN 100.9 FM radio.


Alisha Toyzan

AGP & Associates, Inc.


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