Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins to meet fans, sign autographs at Scott Credit Union in Edwardsville

Player Appearance Will Highlight SCU Event on October 22

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (October 10, 2013) — St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins is scheduled to make an appearance 5 to 6pm Tuesday, Oct 22 at Scott Credit Union’s Home Office in Edwardsville.

Jenkins, who had 24 tackles through the Rams first five games, is set to meet with fans and sign autographs during a community event that will also feature the Rams Street Team. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Scott Credit Union’s location on Route 143 near Interstate 55.

“We are very pleased to have the Rams starting cornerback join us for our event,” said SCU Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage. “Janoris will be joined by the Rams Street team. They will have games for families and will also have some giveaways. It should be a fun event for our community.”

The event is being held in conjunction with a promotion that Scott Credit Union is running through the end of November. Anyone who opens a credit card at SCU during the promotion will receive two free Rams tickets to see them take on Tampa Bay on Dec 22.

“We invite the community to come out and meet a Rams player and get his autograph,” Deatherage added. “We also will have some refreshments during the event. We’re really excited about it.”

Scott Credit Union recently announced that it had signed a three-year partnership agreement with the St. Louis NFL Franchise, making the local credit union the Official Credit Union of the Rams.

“It has been an exciting partnership for Scott Credit Union,” Deatherage added. “We are very proud to partner with the Rams. What an honor for us to be able to tie our organization to a professional sports franchise that has fans on both sides of the river.”

Scott Credit Union’s agreement with the Rams includes both television and radio commercials during Rams programming as well as signage in the Edward Jones Dome on game days and combined community events.

“We recently were a sponsor of the Rams team practice at Scott Air Force Base,” Deatherage noted. “They invited all of the military families out to watch, and even participate in, the practice. As the presenting sponsor, we were very proud to be part of this community event. Supporting our communities is very important at Scott Credit Union. It was a great way for us to give back to the community at Scott Air Force Base.”

Scott Credit Union is also working on plans to offer a St. Louis Rams version of its debit card and Rams checks with its checking account.

“Scott Credit Union and the St. Louis Rams seem to be a great fit,” Deatherage said.

As a not-for-profit cooperative, Scott Credit Union returns its profits to members in dividends while helping them avoid fees and get better rates. The credit union also uses its earnings to provide expanded services and convenient branches and ATMs to its members.

At the end of 2012, Scott Credit Union issued a bonus dividend and a loan interest rebate for the year exceeding $1.2 million. That money was directly deposited into Scott Credit Union members’ accounts.

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $275,000 and its employees volunteered more than 2,300 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2012.

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in an 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Mo., also can open accounts with SCU. Additionally, any active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.

Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River and its Home Office in Edwardsville.

For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.

A member of the National Football League, the St. Louis Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and delivered a World Championship and two NFC Championships to the Gateway City.  Now under the guidance of Head Coach Jeff Fisher, General Manager Les Snead and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, the Rams are poised to return winning football to the St. Louis community.

As a professional sports team, the Rams also recognize their unique ability to help raise both awareness and money for issues and causes relevant to their fans and fellow citizens.  The organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and benefiting the bi-state region 365 days a year.  For more information, visit

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