Five Miami Valley families to compete in Wright-Patt Credit Union’s Savings Race 6 – Health & Financial Fitness Edition

FAIRBORN, OH (October 10, 2013) — Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) kicked off Savings Race® 6 – Health & Financial Fitness Edition last night during a special event at Kettering Health Network’s Indu & Raj Soin Medical Center announcing this year’s five new teams, all of which are competing to win a $10,000 grand prize within the next eight months as they learn how to become healthier both financially and physically.

WPCU partnered with Kettering Health Network (KHN), Dayton Children’s Hospital, Horan Insurance and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley for this special edition. Each organization is providing health advisors, subject matter experts, including doctors, dietitians and outreach specialists. In addition, each organization has provided direction and resources to encourage children and families to pursue healthy lifestyles as part of the Race.

“The Savings Race puts Wright-Patt Credit Union’s commitment of people helping people into action,” said President and CEO Doug Fecher.  “With the help of our community partners, this is exactly what we will do as we teach Miami Valley residents how to maintain a healthy financial and physical lifestyle,” Fecher continued.

This year’s Savings Race® 6 – Health & Financial Fitness Edition teams are (see attached for brief bios):

Team Adams of Fairborn
Team Haney of Beavercreek
Team Henry-Jones of Centerville
Team Priest of New Carlisle
Team Rodriguez of Xenia
The event began with a one-mile walk to demonstrate the importance of physical activity. Teams, coaches and guests also learned how they will improve their financial outlook and become better health care consumers through the eight-month competition. Wright-Patt Credit Union also announced how the Miami Valley can benefit, including:

Accessing resources, reading team blogs, and voting for their favorite team at
Attending free community “Healthy Hot Topic” workshops (attached)
Completing a Saving Race Mini Race checklist (available at
Tuning in to family updates through WDTN’s Channel 2 News on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.
About the Savings Race®
Savings Race® began in 2008 to help residents in the Miami Valley learn more about their finances and to have more meaningful conversations around them. The eight-month program is designed to help families reduce debt and increase savings, while meeting other personal lifestyle goals.  Since its inception, the Savings Race has improved the household finances of 25 families by more than $670,000 – an average of nearly $27,000 per family.

About Wright-Patt Credit Union
Established in 1932, Wright-Patt Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative proudly serving the Miami Valley with over 255,000 members and $2.62 billion in assets. As a cooperative, Wright-Patt Credit Union joins members together, pooling financial resources to meet the needs of all. The pooled resources provide the capital to run a strong and efficient operation. Wright-Patt Credit Union is headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio, and has 25 Member Centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Wright-Patt Credit Union’s mission is to help people through life by allowing members to achieve a greater degree of economic independence. Visit Wright-Patt Credit Union’s website at for more information.

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