People’s Credit Union partners with URI Women’s Athletics for ‘Inspiration & Activation Day’ at South County YMCA
MIDDLETOWN, RI (November 20, 2023) — People’s Credit Union and University Rhode Island’s Women’s Athletics collaborated to create an ‘Inspiration & Activation Day’ at the South County YMCA in Wakefield on November 7th. Student-athletes from URI’s women’s teams told stories to the children about how they got interested in their respective sports and all the opportunities that being an athlete opened up for them. As the Official Credit Union of URI’s Women’s Athletics, People’s Credit Union approached the YMCA about hosting the event and bringing in the varsity athletes. The “Inspiration” meet and greet was then followed by smaller group “Activation” events outside. The ‘Inspiration & Activation Day’ was the first time that People’s Credit Union, URI, and the YMCA partnered together to provide community engagement opportunities for student-athletes.
“This first ‘Inspiration & Activation Day’ with the URI’s women’s athletes was a great success and People’s Credit can’t thank the Y enough for all their help and hosting it,” stated Courtney Hunter, Head of Community Development for People’s Credit Union. “The URI student-athletes were terrific with the kids. Most of all, everyone had fun. We look forward to exploring more ways to collaborate and connect these inspirational women to the community,” Hunter added.
Samantha Gumprecht, People’s Credit Union’s Student-Athlete liaison for URI remarked, “As a student-athlete, it means so much to connect with our community and especially the next generation of future athletes. To know that these kids want to be able to do what we’re doing when they grow up makes this opportunity even more special. The way we were able to inspire them and show them that they too can do it if they set their minds to it, was the important part of it all. I am so glad this event was such a hit, and I cannot wait for future events and building our relationship with the YMCA.”
URI Women’s Athletes and South County YMCA participate in
‘Inspiration and Activation Day’.
About People's Credit Union
People’s offers a complete range of services including online and mobile banking, savings and checking accounts, personal loans, mortgages, business accounts, business loans, and financial services. Headquartered in Rhode Island, People’s Credit Union is a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. For more information about People’s Credit Union visit www.peoplescu.com.
About the South County YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility with a mission of nurturing the potential of children and families, improving our community’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at ymcagreaterprovidence.org.