Teachers Credit Union, Pacers Sports & Entertainment create unique relationship
Financial empowerment tool for teachers; naming rights to practice facility included
Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Teachers Credit Union have announced a unique partnership which allows both entities to continue their long-term commitment to community. The most important element of the initiative is an exclusive, free program created for Indiana high school teachers to help teach financial empowerment. The program will ensure that the youth of our communities will have access at no-cost to educational resources to prepare for their financial future.
“I think this is one of the most important initiatives for our youth that I have seen,” said Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment President. “We have to teach and help them become responsible in handling finances. TCU has stepped up with a program that clearly sets a game plan for that.”
“This partnership provides financial empowerment tools to our youth as well as the opportunity to make a significant impact in our communities” said Paul Marsh, President and CEO of TCU. “Hoosiers are faced with tough money decisions each and every day and they do not readily have access to the tools necessary to help prepare them to make those decisions. We have those tools; however to put them into the hands of our community members, it was essential we build a partnership with such a significant force in our community, the Indiana Pacers.”
The practice court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, used by both the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever, will immediately be referred to as TCU Court as a byproduct of the partnership. .
TCU’s primary goals for the program include integrating financial empowerment resources into the curriculum of area schools and building upon TCU’s commitment to be a financial benefit to its membership and the communities it serves. Pacers player, Rakeem Christmas will serve as the representative for the financial empowerment initiative in the community.
About Teachers Credit Union
TCU is Indiana’s largest credit union with more than $3 billion in assets, 300,000-plus members and 54 branches throughout the state of Indiana and southwest Michigan. A financial cooperative owned by its members, TCU offers traditional financial services including checking, savings, mortgages and credit cards, as well as non-traditional services such as investments and insurance. Since its inception in 1931, TCU has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improving the communities it serves.