Purdue Federal, Brees Dream Foundation Give $50,000 to Purdue Athletes Life Success Program

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (July 1, 2013) Following a special video message from NFL Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) President and CEO Bob Falk presented a $50,000 check from Purdue Federal and The Brees Dream Foundation to the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) camp on Thursday, June 27.

In his message, Brees encouraged campers to thank their counselors and other people who make a difference in their lives, and to live the four pillars of character—kindness, fairness, caring and courage—emphasized during the camp. He ended his message telling the campers to “each and every day focus on being the best version of yourself you can be.”

Since 2007, Purdue Federal and The Brees Dream Foundation have jointly raised approximately $325,000 for PALS, which provides sports, fitness, life and health instruction to area youth ages 8-14 whose parents or guardians meet Department of Health and Human Services income guidelines. The funds will support operation of PALS, ensuring area youth have a place where they learn valuable life skills during the summer.

Purdue Federal and The Brees Dream Foundation look forward to leveraging the strength of their relationship for the benefit of PALS and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community.

About Purdue Federal
Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded as Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) on the Purdue University campus in 1969. In December 2010, PEFCU acquired Members United Federal Credit Union through a merger. At the time of merger, the credit union changed its name to Purdue Federal to better reflect its membership base, which includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. Purdue Federal is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 60,000 members nationwide and assets at more than $750 million.

About The Brees Dream Foundation
The Brees Dream Foundation was established in 2003 by Drew and Brittany Brees. Its mission is to advance research in the fight against cancer and provide the care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. Brittany and Drew Brees and the Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $18,000,000 to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities.

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