GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An 85-year-old Green Bay Packers fan who has never missed a playoff game at Lambeau Field thought her streak was coming to an end this week until two charitable brothers heard her story. Fritzie Neitzel went to her first Packers game with her father in October 1945, when she was 10. As longtime season ticket holders, her family unsuccessfully tried buying seats for the NFC championship game once they went on sale. That’s when the Spirit of Wisconsin Booster Club, a charity led by Steve and Neal Ewing, heard Neitzel’s story and gifted her tickets to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Packers said all tickets on cellphones are nontransferable. So Steve Ewing drove from Milwaukee to Green Bay to hand off the phone with the tickets.
36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s at the heart of the credit union social mission—people helping people. As not-for-profit cooperatives that provide low-cost, high-quality financial services to their members, credit unions occupy a unique place in an increasingly crowded financial services marketplace. While our competitors are driven to generate profits for shareholder return, our focus is on providing the highest quality member experience at the most reasonable cost.It’s More Than Just our MembersMore than this, many credit unions are compelled to reach beyond the confines of their membership to positively impact society at large. Credit unions don’t do this because the law requires it; they do it because it’s the right thing to do. Credit union social mission activities come in all shapes and sizes. From school-based credit unions, to financial literary events, to specialized programs designed to get members out from under the thumb of payday lenders—credit unions continue to innovate, and members continue to benefit from these good works.To grow in this fiercely competitive environment, it is critical that we continue to cooperatively pool our resources and differentiate ourselves from banks and other competitors.There’s a new program starting up that will not only promote the credit union difference, but also donate up to $105,000 to several credit unions’ favorite charities. Meet Share the Love. Born out of the credit union spirit of charity and goodwill, Share the Love is a joint campaign among CU Solutions Group; its member rewards program, Love My Credit Union Rewards; and the Credit Union National Association. This industry-wide initiative invites U.S. (50 states, plus D.C.) credit unions to create a video that showcases the good work they do in their communities for a chance to win thousands of dollars for the charities of their choosing*. continue reading »