Scott Credit Union, St. Louis Cardinals sign three-year sponsorship agreement
SCU is now a proud sponsor of the Cardinals
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (May 12, 2016) — Scott Credit Union is now a proud sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Representatives from Scott Credit Union and the St. Louis Cardinals announced the local credit union will sponsor St. Louis’ MLB franchise for the next three years.
“We are extremely proud to be a partner with such a historic and successful organization,” said SCU President & CEO Frank Padak. “It is exciting for us to have our organization and the Scott Credit Union brand tied to the long-running tradition of success of the St. Louis Cardinals.”
Scott Credit Union’s agreement with the Cardinals includes naming rights to the MVP Deck in left center field at Busch Stadium. It also includes scoreboard advertisements, sponsorship of the Cardinals promotional giveaway night on August 26, player appearances, as well as partnership with Team Fredbird at community events.
“The naming rights to the MVP Deck is big for us,” said SCU Chief Marketing Officer Adam Koishor. “There are 28 all-inclusive seats in the covered deck area. It has been really great watching the Scott Credit Union lighted signs go up in the stadium.”
The credit union will also be the title sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals Player Ticket Program, which provides tickets to children from area youth organizations. The guests will be provided with tickets to the game and receive t-shirts, food vouchers and the opportunity to meet with a player prior to the game.
“We are delighted to add such a community-driven organization like Scott Credit Union to our partner family,” said Thane van Breusegen, Cardinals Vice President of Corporate Sales/Marketing and Stadium Entertainment. “Its commitment to their members and the St. Louis area makes SCU an ideal partner for our organization. Furthermore, the MVP Deck is an exciting and unique area of our stadium for fans to take in a game and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Scott Credit Union to carry on that excitement.”
The credit union is also planning a ticket promotion later in the season during which its members will have a chance to get tickets to a Cardinal game.
“When you think of the Cardinals, you think of their commitment to excellence. That really aligns with our values when it comes to serving our members and the community,” Padak added. “Our focus on excellence in providing financial services and in giving back to our community makes our partnership with the Cardinals a great fit.”
Scott Credit Union’s field of membership includes St. Louis County, so people who live or work there can now open accounts at the credit union.
“With St. Louis County being part of our field of membership, we are confident that this partnership with the Cardinals will help us continue to grow,” Padak added. “This partnership really increases our visibility in our efforts to educate people throughout the area about the great value they get when they choose to do business with us.”
As a not-for-profit cooperative, Scott Credit Union returns its profits to members in dividends while helping them avoid fees and get better rates. The credit union also uses its earnings to provide expanded services and convenient branches and ATMs to its members.
At the end of 2015, Scott Credit Union issued a bonus dividend and a loan interest rebate for the year exceeding $1.3 million. That money was directly deposited into Scott Credit Union members’ accounts.
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $370,000 and its employees volunteered more than 2,400 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2015.
“The Cardinals organization has a tradition of supporting the community. It aligns well with our mission to support our members and the communities in which they live,” Koishor added.
Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in an 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, Mo., also can open accounts with SCU. Additionally, any 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 www.scu.org, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.
The St. Louis Cardinals (www.cardinals.com) are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball. Since they joined the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,700 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 2 N.L. Wild Card Titles, 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National League Pennants and 11 World Series Championships. There are 48 former Cardinals players, managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
About Scott Credit Union
Scott Credit Union is a full-service, financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given $12 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 12 years. Scott Credit Union currently has 17 area locations: Scott Air Force Base; East Belleville; Fairview Heights; Collinsville; O’Fallon; Edwardsville; Waterloo; Highland; West Belleville; Mascoutah; Troy; Wood River; Columbia; Ladue, MO; Crestwood, MO; Ferguson, MO; and its Home Office in Edwardsville. For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org.