Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union donates $8,500 to Catholic Youth Organization of Long Island

Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union (OFFCU) has donated $8,500 to the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO-LI) in support of their ongoing athletic programs that serve thousands of Long Island Children every year.

CYO of Long Island was established in 1958 and has since then provided affordable, quality, educational and recreational services to more than 25,000 children every year. Programs include basketball, cheer, chess, flag football, field hockey, swimming, track and volleyball. The donation will also benefit CYO programs including Amazing Children Engaged in Sports (ACES), for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.

“We are so grateful to Ocean Financial for their support that helps us give children of all ages and athletic abilities the opportunity to be active and to be a part of a team,” said Carol Sciotto, Executive Director of CYO-LI. “If we can teach our kids leadership skills, how to overcome adversity, how to be a part of a team, and how to simply be a nice person, then we as an organization will have succeeded.”

Funds were raised through sponsorship of CYO-LI’s Annual Golf Outing held in September and its Role Model Dinner held in April.

“We’re honored to contribute to such an amazing organization,” said Joe Tedesco, President and CEO of Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union. “CYO-LI is incredibly inclusive and is deeply rooted in our shared Catholic values. We are proud to assist them in their mission of supporting the community and teaching children the values of team sports that will stick with them throughout their lives.”

Video attached, credit Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union and CYO-LI.


About CYO-LI

CYO of Long Island is a public benefit community organization that enhances the lives of Long Island youth and their families, by providing affordable, quality, educational and recreational services. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, CYO provides these services in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner respecting the culture and faith of all. To learn more, visit

About Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union
Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union was formed in 1969 by a group of Father Joseph O’Connell Knights of Columbus members looking to provide financial services to Brother Knights and their families. Over the years, the credit union has evolved in name and in field of membership, while maintaining ties to their Catholic roots. Today, Ocean Financial has grown to over $383 million in assets, serving members of the Knights of Columbus in New York State, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and any Catholic interested in the credit union. Inspired by their Catholic values, Ocean Financial provides exceptional products and services to the Catholic community. The credit union takes pride in having Catholic values you can bank on. Ocean Financial promotes these values through the entire organization, down to the logo. To learn more, visit


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