SPIRE Credit Union hosts Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration at CHS Field

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN (August 31, 2016) — SPIRE Credit Union hosted Anchors Aweigh! night at CHS Field on August 4, 2016. St. Paul Saints fans were greeted by the 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassadors, which includes SPIRE Credit Union’s President & CEO, Dan Stoltz, the Aquatennial Commodore; and SPIRE’s VP of Member & Partner Development, Jim Ganger, Aquatennial Captain. SPIRE made a splash in front of nearly 9,000 in attendance, (7,200 is considered a sellout). Limited edition 2017 Aquatennial Commodore bobbleheads were given out to the first 1,000 fans, and all fans received a SPIRE paper wave crown.

After driving Archie, SPIRE’s 1952 work truck, to the mound alongside St. Paul Saints player, Angelo Songco, Dan Stoltz threw out the first pitch of the game.

The 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassadors led the crowd in a rousing rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch. Other events included the Minneapolis Aquatennial Captains escorting Pablo Pigcaso onto the field, and participating in the SPIRE Tire race.

SPIRE has twenty+ year partnership with the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball franchise, and is a founding partner of CHS Field. SPIRE received naming rights to the right field home run porch that sits atop an 18-foot wall at the ballpark.

About SPIRE Credit Union

A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 22 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit

About the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization

The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a Minnesota nonprofit and a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. The AAO focuses its efforts in three areas: Community, Leadership, and Scholarship. Throughout each year Aquatennial ambassadors visit dozens of communities and festivals throughout Minnesota and across North America to build strong relationships and promote the Aquatennial festival and Minneapolis. Additionally, the ambassadors also volunteer time in service for other deserving organizations.


Contact:  Maria Daley
Community Marketing Specialist, SPIRE Credit Union
651.641.2169 | 888.34.SPIRE x2169 |

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