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Arizona Central CU teams up with Suns, Mercury

Arizona Central Credit Union has announced the signing of a multi-year marketing partnership agreement with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury basketball teams.  The NBA and WNBA teams play home games at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.  Also headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona Central Credit Union serves more than 55,000 members across Arizona with locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Show Low.

“We can’t think of better organizations to partner with than these two community favorites – and very community-minded – basketball teams,” said Todd Pearson, President and CEO of Arizona Central Credit Union.  According to Pearson, the partnership will include special promotions and events that focus on efforts important to both organizations, such as ‘Get Fit’ nights and even a home mortgage giveaway.

“We’ll also be announcing joint events that bring together the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla, one of the more famous mascots in the NBA, and Molly & Moe, the official mascots of our Monkey Money savings program created especially for kids 12 years old and younger,” Pearson said.  In addition to Monkey Money, which helps kids learn early the importance of saving, Arizona Central also sponsors community events throughout the year, sending employees out to local charities to provide helping hands with projects.

Through the combined efforts of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns Charities, more than $15 million has been invested in the community through monetary and autographed item donations, benefitting hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.

Both organizations indicated that specifics of the sponsorship and details on special events will be announced at a later date before the new NBA season starts this fall.


Arizona Central Credit Union Launches Kids’ Website

ACCU smallArizona Central Credit Union is launching a new initiative to encourage financial literacy among children. Designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12, this program is intended to encourage sound financial habits and further an awareness of positive saving and spending practices.

Molly and Moe are the official mascots of the Monkey Money program, which incorporates an interactive website, children’s savings account and club member benefits. Games, stories, contests, jokes, definitions of financial terms, and information about the special Monkey Money savings program, can all be found on the website. Each month a new article and correlating activity will address a different financial theme. A coloring contest, which began at the launch of the website on June 21, 2014, will be held until July 31, 2014. Children don’t have to be Monkey Money members to enter, but can win cash prizes, and fun monkey items. Coloring sheets and the official rules for the contest can be found on the website.

“Arizona Central Credit Union is passionate about helping the children in our communities reach a higher level of financial literacy. By investing in creative and fun educational methods, we hope to encourage positive lifestyle patterns that will then translate into adulthood,” said Todd Pearson, President and CEO of Arizona Central Credit Union­.

Following the launch of the website on June 21st, Arizona Central Credit Union branches will be hosting a week-long youth event. Free gift basket raffle tickets and refreshments will be available at all branches. Arizona Central Credit Union will contribute a $10 deposit into Monkey Money accounts opened during this celebration week.

Founded in 1939, Arizona Central Credit Union has been serving members for over 75 years at 10 full-service branches, with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Glendale, Chandler, Tempe, Flagstaff and Show Low. Visit www.azcentralcu.org or their Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/azcentralcu for more information.