Wright-Patt Credit Union, Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Ronald Mcdonald House Help Families get Financially and Physically Fit for Life

Miami Valley residents invited to apply to compete in Savings Race® 6!

FAIRBORN, OH (August 1, 2013) — Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) announced today a call for contestant applications for Savings Race® 6 – Health & Financial Fitness Edition, in which the credit union is partnering with Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House of the Miami Valley. This year the competition-style program will help Miami Valley residents reduce their medical debt by getting both financially and physically fit – for life!

Through the Savings Race, coaches and advisors work with five teams to create a plan to improve their financial and health outlook. Teams receive free education and coaching, and participate in special challenges which will teach them how to save better, borrow smarter, and create a healthier lifestyle. Cash prizes are awarded to each of the five teams, including a $10,000 grand prize.

“There is a direct correlation between health and finances. A decline or improvement in one area will impact the other,” said Tracy A. Fors, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. “That’s why we are so excited to partner with Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House to help families become more financially savvy and better healthcare consumers,” she continued.

Miami Valley residents are invited to apply to compete in Savings Race® 6. Teams will be revealed during a special kickoff event in October.  Applications are being accepted now through August 24th. Applications are available at Wright-Patt Credit Union, Kettering Health Network and Dayton Children’s Hospital locations, and online at

About the Savings Race
Savings Race® began in 2008 to help residents in the Miami Valley learn more about their finances and to have more meaningful conversations around them. The eight-month program is designed to help families reduce debt and increase savings, while meeting other personal lifestyle goals.  Since its inception, the Savings Race has improved the household finances of 25 families by more than $670,000 – an average of nearly $27,000 per family.

About Wright-Patt Credit Union
Established in 1932, Wright-Patt Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative proudly serving the Miami Valley with over 255,000 members and $2.62 billion in assets. As a cooperative, Wright-Patt Credit Union joins members together, pooling financial resources to meet the needs of all. The pooled resources provide the capital to run a strong and efficient operation. Wright-Patt Credit Union is headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio, and has 25 Member Centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Wright-Patt Credit Union’s mission is to help people through life by allowing members to achieve a greater degree of economic independence. Visit Wright-Patt Credit Union’s website at for more information.

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