Educational Systems Federal Credit Union teams up with the Baysox and local schools to support reading

GREENBELT, MD (May 7, 2019) — Educational Systems Federal Credit Union celebrates the importance of reading through its annual sponsorship of the Bowie Baysox “Read & Hit a Home Run” program, which reaches over 200 schools and impacts over 35,000 elementary and middle school students.

Through the “Read & Hit a Home Run” program, students who read four books outside the required reading curriculum receive two free tickets to a Baysox Reading Night Game where they are recognized for their achievement. This year also marked the inaugural Baysox jersey design contest. The winning design created by Annabella Mejia, a fourth grader at Belvedere Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, is now featured on a limited edition jersey that’s being worn by the players. After the game on May 18, the jerseys will be auctioned with the proceeds benefitting Belvedere Elementary School.

“For us, it’s an honor to Support Education,” said Chris Conway, President/CEO of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union. “Reading is the foundation for all learning. We believe in encouraging students to read and rewarding those who go above and beyond.”

Educational Systems FCU also proudly sponsors the “Pinch onto Books” reading program with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team. In addition, the Credit Union supports “Read Across America” by reading to students and donating Dr. Seuss books, bookmarks and school supplies to local schools.

Kelsey Carter from the Bowie Baysox, Vic Samuels from Educational Systems FCU, Annabella Mejia from Belvedere Elementary School and the Baysox mascot Louie.

About Educational Systems Federal Credit Union

Educational Systems FCU has proudly served the education community since 1955. With $1.2 billion in assets and 13 branches, the Credit Union serves 85,000 members of the education community including school employees, students, parents and individuals working for education-related organizations. For more information, visit


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