Working together, making a difference.
2021 NW Classic Sponsor Message from First Tech Federal Credit Union CEO, Greg Mitchell:
Thanks a million for all that you've done, and for all that you're continuing to do to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the children and families who need us most. Your gifts and acts of kindness have impacted the lives of countless kids while offering hope to future generations.
Recently, we reached out to a number of partners, sponsors and friends of First Tech and the Credit Unions for Kids Northwest Classic to better understand hopes and attitudes. The feedback indicated that most respondents didn't yet feel safe or prudent to gather on a large scale, but they did express an overwhelming desire to take action in support of Credit Unions for Kids. And that's why, I'm pleased to share that our fundraising will continue.
I hope I can count on you to join us and continue to financially support this critical work, and you can make your gift or pledge today by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your support. Remember, 100% of every single dollar donated will go directly to our hospital partners, with all fundraising expenses covered by First Tech.
What I know in my heart is that we -- our communities, our people and our industry -- are resilient, and incredibly fortunate. I hope that you will lean into that, and stand with me and the rest of our First Tech team, to give back and continue to make a difference for those who need us most.
With all of us working together, the best is yet to come.
President & CEO
First Technology FCU
This is an anniversary year for this industry-led effort -- our 25th anniversary across the country and, locally, celebrating 35 years in Oregon. Thanks to all of you and the generous contributions of our members, employees and other industry partners, CU4Kids has raised more than $200 million for children's hospitals across the country. Happily, the Northwest Classic and prior events - Dave and Dan (2007 - 2019) and Hank and Moose (1995 - 2006) - have contributed nearly $10 million to that total and you've made that possible.
Event proceeds benefit several children's hospitals by funding pediatric rehabilitation treatments and cancer research among other critical services, equipment and charitable care, including:
Seattle Children's Hospital
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - Riverbend
UC Davis Children's Hospital
USCF Benioff Children's Hospital - Oakland
Children's Hospital Colorado
For the Kids
About Credit Unions for Kids
Credit Unions for Kids is the non-profit organization under which credit unions across the nation raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. By funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services, and construction of new facilities, credit unions have established a wonderful legacy at hospitals throughout the United States.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 affiliated children's hospitals. With the help of a Children's Miracle Network Hospital in their community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury ‒ from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.