San Diego County Credit Union sponsors Dana Point Festival of Whales

Event celebrates annual migration of California gray whales

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 6, 2017) San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, has been named a sponsor of the 46th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales, a celebration of the annual migration of California gray whales along California’s coastline. The event will be held over two weekends in March, 4-5 and 11-12, in the Orange County community of Dana Point. SDCCU operates three branches in Orange County: its Laguna Niguel Branch at 32341 Golden Lantern, Suite A and its Alicia Parkway Branch at 27280 Alicia Parkway, Suite A in Laguna Niguel; and its Westminster Branch at 6745 Westminster Blvd., Suite B in Westminster.

“SDCCU has been a longtime sponsor of the Dana Point Festival of Whales. We love bringing the community together for this wonderful, fun-filled celebration in the Dana Point Harbor,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.

As the West Coast’s largest seafaring celebration, the Festival of Whales annually draws approximately 100,000 visitors during the height of the whale watching season. The event features whale watching excursions from Dana Point Headlands Conservation Park, a street fair geared for families, arts and crafts exhibits, classic car and vintage boat displays, sand sculpting, educational environmental activities and concerts on land and water.

More than 20,000 California gray whales travel along the West Coast, headed from arctic waters to Baja California, as part of their 6,000-mile, 8-to-10-week migratory passing to give birth or mate. These 35-ton mammals also are joined by humpback whales, fin whales, blue whales and even pods of killer whales in recent years.

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