Meriwest Credit Union announces sponsorship with San Jose Earthquakes
SAN JOSE, CA (April 20, 2015) — Meriwest Credit Union announced today that it signed a three-year agreement with the San Jose Earthquakes to become the Official Credit Union sponsor of the Major League soccer team. The relationship kicks off this season and will run through the 2017 season.
As part of the sponsorship with the San Jose Earthquakes, Meriwest Credit Union will receive significant signage rights throughout the exterior and interior of the new Avaya stadium. Additional benefits include events such as Meriwest CU Night, an opportunity where fans can learn about the benefits of credit union membership. Meriwest will also promote their mission of providing young adults access to financial resources and tools to help them build brighter financial futures. In addition to the events at Avaya stadium, Meriwest and the Earthquakes will partner to support their upcoming new branch location in Santa Clara, just a few miles from the stadium.
The partnership compliments Meriwest’s ongoing commitment to being an active part of the communities in which it serves by supporting local organizations.
“The San Jose Earthquakes have a long tradition of being a part of the community, just as Meriwest has. It’s our pleasure to be associated with such a well-known and integral part of the Santa Clara community and the Bay Area. We look forward to building a strong relationship that benefits all.” said Tony Cortez, SVP and Chief Experience Officer of Meriwest Credit Union.
“We are proud to partner with Meriwest Credit Union,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “It is a perfect union of two Silicon Valley companies. They have a great reputation and we are excited to build a strong partnership.”
About Meriwest Credit Union
Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and established financial institutions, has been providing proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 68,500 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, for more than 50 years. More information can be found at www.meriwest.com.
About San Jose Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes are one of 20 teams in Major League Soccer. The club won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003 and took home Supporters’ Shields in 2005 and 2012. They are led by 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski, one of the most prolific goal scorers in league history. The club will move to Avaya Stadium at the beginning of the 2015 MLS season, a new 18,000-seat venue that is under construction on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the Mineta San Jose International Airport. The organization was originally founded in 1974 and was one of 10 charter members of MLS when the league began in 1996. The club’s non-profit arm, the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for underserved youth in the Bay Area. For more information about the Earthquakes, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.