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Sooper Credit Union supports Andrew P. Todis Memorial Bike 4 Bike Drive

ARVADA, CO (June 9, 2023) — Sooper Credit Union teamed up with Excalibur Outreach this weekend to help give 32 brand-new bicycles to children at Arvada K-8.

The Andrew P. Todis Memorial Bike 4 Bike Drive, a charity bike match, took place throughout May with the goal of providing 200 bikes to children throughout the Denver area who would not otherwise have access to them. The children were able to pick out bikes of their choosing, were given bike locks, and were properly fitted with matching helmets by members of the Arvada Police Department.

“I vividly recall how my own, first bike brought out a sense of pride within me. Working with Excalibur Outreach and other community partners to foster that same sense of pride and ownership among these children is an incredibly gratifying experience,” said Sooper Credit Union Community Advocate Terry Carter-Davis.

Once each bike had been distributed, Officers Kelly Lechuga and Albino Guerrero provided a short lesson on bike safety. They were soon ready to ride and, with giant smiles, took to the pavement. The older children were racing each other across the parking lot but would stop to help the younger children just starting to learn the ropes.

To close the event, Sooper Credit Union presented Excalibur Outreach with a $500 donation to go toward future events.

The idea for Excalibur Outreach developed in 2017 when Executive Director and Founder Brian Collins donated an extra turkey to a family in need during the holidays. The organization has since expanded its program to include multiple annual and popup events to help less fortunate families, with a focus on children and food security.

Sooper Credit Union fosters community giving through volunteerism and the support of sponsorships, donations, and scholarships to empower as many people as possible to take charge of their lives and make their dreams a reality.

For more information or to donate to Excalibur Outreach, visit excaliburoutreach.org.


About Sooper Credit Union

About Sooper Credit Union Sooper Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution offering everything from savings and checking accounts to loans and mortgages. Serving nearly 36,000 members with more than $620 million in assets, Sooper Credit Union accomplishes its mission by financially empowering its members’ lives. Sooper Credit Union has five branches throughout Colorado located in Arvada, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Lakewood. As a part of the CO-OP Network, Sooper Credit Union empowers members nationwide through access to their accounts at over 5,600 Shared Branches and nearly 30,000 fee-free ATMs. For more information, visit soopercu.org. For more information, contact Meagan Cohen, Communication Specialist at mcohen@soopercu.org or 720.826.6196.

Contacts

Meagan Cohen
Communication Specialist
720.826.6196
mcohen@soopercu.org

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