Scott Credit Union Sponsors Collinsville Area Recreation District Events

COLLINSVILLE, IL (May 16, 2013) Scott Credit Union recently presented a check for $2,000 to a representative from the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) for sponsorship of three events as well as new inner tubes at Splash City in Collinsville.

The local credit union will sponsor Splash City’s Battle of the Bands on June 28, the Dash ‘n Splash 5K run/walk with an after party at Splash City on July 20 and the Back-to-School Bash on Aug 8.

The Battle of the bands event will allow local teens to showcase their band’s talent during the after-hours event at Splash City. The winning band will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform at a regional Battle of the Bands competition. The event will cost $5 per person to watch the competition and full use of Splash City.

The Dash ‘n Splash event will feature a 5K run/walk around Eastport Plaza in Collinsville and will end with a private party, dinner and music at Splash City. The party is open to family and friends of those who participate in the 5K event.

Details are forthcoming for the August Back-to-School Bash.

Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Jennifer Riebold presented the $2,000 check to CARD Executive Director Terry Wilson recently.

“This is another opportunity for us to support our youth and to help promote fun and safe activities for them,” Riebold said. “We feel that it is important that we do what we can to help support events like this in the community.”

Splash City’s season will open on May 25. For more information about Splash City, visit,

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.

“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Riebold noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.”

The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.

“We really want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have really focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”

“In times like these, people are really looking for ways to reduce expenses and save money,” Riebold noted. “We are a great alternative that helps them to do that.”

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

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