Scott Credit Union becomes exclusive sponsor of Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

(November 10, 2014) — Scott Credit Union has signed on to be the exclusive sponsor of the annual Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament.

Representatives from SCU presented a check recently for $3,000 to Highland High School Athletic Director Steve Lanxon and HHS Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Matt Elledge.

Scott Credit Union will be the exclusive sponsor of the tournament for the next four years. The event will alternate each year between Highland High School and Waterloo High School.

This year’s tournament will be held Monday, Nov. 24, Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 29 at Highland High School.

The games will be held at 5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm on the Monday and Wednesday. The Saturday session will feature day games at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm and evening games at 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm.

“We’re excited about being the exclusive sponsor of this tournament,” said Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Carol Wylie. “It will be a great event and since we have locations in both Highland and Waterloo, the sponsorship was a good fit for us. We believe in supporting schools and the community and this gives us another chance to do that.”
In addition to the Highland and Waterloo boys varsity teams, the Thanksgiving tournament will feature teams from Carbondale, Althoff, Mater Dei and Edwardsville.

“The tournament will feature some really good teams,” Wylie added. “We are pleased to have Scott Credit Union support another premier basketball tournament at local high schools in our area.”

Scott Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is member owned. The credit union gave about $1.3 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate last year.

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $325,000, and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of area civic efforts throughout the region in 2013.

Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in a 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, Missouri also can open accounts at SCU. Additionally, anyone 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.

PHOTO CAPTION: SCU SPONSORS THANKSGIVING BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT– Representatives from Scott Credit Union presented a check recently for $3,000 to Highland High School Athletic Director Steve Lanxon and HHS Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Matt Elledge for sponsorship of the upcoming Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament. Pictured from left are HHS Athletic Director Steve Lanxon, HHS Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Matt Elledge, SCU President & CEO Frank Padak and SCU Chief Marketing Officer Adam Koishor.

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