MCU Announces Sponsorship with New York Urban League

Credit Union to Sponsor 41st Football Classic Scheduled for Saturday, September 14th

NEW YORK, NY (September 10, 2013) — Municipal Credit Union (MCU) today announced it has reached a sponsorship agreement with the New York Urban League (NYUL).  MCU will become an official sponsor of the New York Urban League 41st Annual Football Classic. The game will take place on Saturday, September 14th at MetLife Stadium.  The NYUL Football Classic dedicates revenue towards the Whitney M. Young, Jr. scholarship fund and other NYUL educational programs that provide assistance for underserved youth in the New York area.

“MCU is proud to sponsor the 41st New York Urban League’s Football Classic,” said MCU Vice President of Business Development Corey Fernandes.  “We are honored to help support such a worthy cause that provides the underserved youth of our community with the opportunity to advance scholastically and take advantage of educational opportunities that would otherwise be financially impossible for them. We hope our support will help them reach great academic heights.”

New York Urban League Director of Development Novella Ford said, “We are excited MCU has again agreed to sponsor this year’s NYUL Football Classic.  MCU and the New York Urban League, since their respective existence, have worked to help those in need of financial assistance in the New York community.  We are confident that the commitment MCU has made to sponsoring this year’s game will help bring increased awareness to our mission of providing academic scholarship to those in need.”

As part of its sponsorship, MCU will provide tickets to 150 youths in the New York City area at the annual Football Classic. The participants in this year’s game are the Benedict College Tigers and the Virginia State University Trojans.  Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $1.8 billion and offers a full range of financial services to over 350,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit

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