Hiway honored with community service award for Hockey Kids4kids program
ST. PAUL, MN (August 17, 2018) — Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) was honored with the statewide 2018 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in the more than $1 billion asset category. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit their community or a specific charity.
Hiway was honored for their Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids program. Hiway partnered with the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Wild’s starting Goalie, Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Hockey, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Joe Carr (15-year-old advocate for Children’s Hospitals who has receives care from Gillette facilities) and his family, to introduce an innovative new program, Hockey Kids4Kids. The program encouraged Minnesota youth hockey teams to think beyond themselves and give back to the community using their teamwork off the ice to come up with creative ideas to raise money to benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and the children with complex medical conditions that they care for. Teams that raised $500 or more qualified to win a one-of-a-kind team party in a suite at a Minnesota Wild game with the chance to meet some of the players. All program participants were invited to skate parties on the Minnesota Wild’s home ice at Xcel Energy Center Arena. Many youth hockey teams from across the state got involved in the program and raised nearly $10,000 for Gillette Children’s in its inaugural year. The second year of the program will launch in mid-October 2018.
“We are honored to have received an award for Hiway’s Hockey Kids4Kids program would like to thank our partners at the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Hockey and Gillette Children’s for working with us to make the first year of the program such a success,” said Dave Boden, President CEO of Hiway. “Gillette is a wonderful organization and the work they do with children and families in our community is amazing. Hiway has a 21-year history of supporting Gillette and we look forward to continuing to support them in any way we can, including growing the Hockey Kids4Kids program by expanding team participation and increasing the dollars raised.”
Hiway’s winning entry will advance to the national competition, where it will compete with financial education projects from credit unions in other states. For more information on Hiway’s Hockey Kids4Kids, visit hockeykids4kids.org.
The award is named in honor of Dora Maxwell, an early credit union pioneer. One of the original signers of CUNA’s constitution at Estes Park, Colorado, Maxwell worked as an organizer for the movement’s trade association (then called the Credit Union National Extension Bureau) and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.
About Hiway Credit Union
Hiway Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves an expanded member base, with over 80,000 members in Minnesota and nationwide, registers $1.6 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled service and value “on the road of life” through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. Hiway also operates four high school branches at Como, Harding, Highland and Johnson High Schools in St. Paul. For more information about Hiway, visit hiway.org.