Scott Credit Union sponsors triad mid-winter classic basketball classic

COLLINSVILLE, IL (January 8, 2014) — Scott Credit Union recently presented a check for $2,000 to a representative from Triad High School to become the exclusive sponsor of the Triad Mid-Winter Classic Basketball Tournament over the next three years.

Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Lauren Hoefert presented the $2,000 check to Triad Activities Manager Jeff Faulkenberg.

The Annual Triad High School Mid-Winter Classic Basketball Tournament sponsored by Scott Credit Union will be held at the school beginning on Tuesday, Jan 21. There will also be games on Friday, Jan 24 and Saturday, Jan 25.

“This is another opportunity for us to support a local school and help them to host the annual basketball classic,” Hoefert said. “Having a location in Troy, we feel that it is important that we do what we can to help in the community. We also are happy to have another venue to let people know that the credit union is a better value.”

The basketball tournament features Triad High School as well as teams from Highland, Granite City and Oakville, Mo High School.

Highland will face off with Oakville at 6pm on Tuesday, Jan 21 with Granite City taking on Triad at 7:30pm. On Friday, Jan 24, Granite City will play Highland at 6pm followed by Oakville facing Triad.

The tournament will wrap up on Saturday, Jan 25 with Highland vs. Triad at 6pm followed by Oakville facing Granite City.

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

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.

“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Hoefert 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 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 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.”

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.

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