Richard Myles Johnson Foundation Golf Classic raises more than $75,000

ONTARIO, CA (August 21, 2018) — The Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation/CU Direct Golf Classic—held August 20 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA—raised more than $75,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.

The event attracted 130 players and 48 sponsors. Ontario, CA-based CU Direct served as the title sponsor.

“This event helps us to fund the Foundation’s Bite of Reality, an interactive youth financial education program, which this year is expected to reach more than 18,000 young people in California and Nevada,” said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano. “Bite of Reality provides youth with a taste of real-work financial realities, helping them learn the basics of budgeting.”

The tournament’s winning group came from Wescom CU: James Kliegl, Dan Moore, Jon Allen, and Ron Fisher. The foursome of Jeremy Clark, Todd Pearson, Mike Randall, and Scott Stearns representing CUNA Mutual came in second. In third place were Chris Gunnare, John Nelson, Jay Hanses, and Brian Scott from PSCU.

In addition to CU Direct, other major sponsors were CO-OP Financial Services, CUNA Mutual, SchoolsFirst FCU, Catalyst Corporate FCU, PSCU, Fiserv and Educational Employees CU. Champion sponsors were Affinion Insurance, VISA, Vons CU, Kinecta FCU; University CU, Wescom CU, and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

In addition, POPA FCU, TruEdge Builds, Foothill CU, Xceed Financial CU, Alloya Corporate, Altura CU, Southland CU, SkyOne CU, SRMJ Corp., Thinkwise CU, and CU Lending also sponsored the event.

L-R: The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation Golf Classic’s winning foursome—Ron Fisher, James Kliegl, Dan Moore, and Jon Allen of Wescom CU.

L-R: The foursome of Jeremy Clark, Mike Randall, Todd Pearson, and Scott Stearns representing CUNA Mutual came in second at the 2018 Richard Myles Johnson Foundation Golf Classic.

L-R: Coming in third place at the 2018 RMJ Foundation Golf Classic was the foursome from PSCU—John Nelson, Brian Scott, , Chris Gunnare, and Jay Hanses (with Monarch Beach Resort golf pro Kevin Rosenberg in the middle).

About Richard Myles Johnson Foundation

Founded in 1958, the RMJ Foundation is dedicated to supporting credit union efforts in spreading the financial literacy message to young people. The Foundation offers the Bite of Reality program, a hands-on simulation program that teaches the basics of finances to teenagers. It is funded through donations from credit unions, League chapters, corporations providing credit union services, and individuals. More information about the Foundation is available at its website at   


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