Today, Washington state’s leading credit union, BECU, and Seattle Sounders FC announced that BECU is now the official credit union partner of Seattle Sounders FC. BECU is using the partnership to elevate its focus on financial literacy. For every Sounders FC goalkeeper “save” on the field during a regular season home match, BECU will make a $250 donation to support employment and education programs at YouthCare. YouthCare is a Seattle-based non-profit that provides services for homeless and at-risk youth.
“We can’t prevent the circumstances that happen to youth before they come to us, but the contributions from BECU can help those youth get on a better path,” said Melinda Giovengo at YouthCare. “Each $250 donation will enable us to provide more than 20 hours of employment training and education programs which includes financial literacy for the youth that we serve. This partnership will make a lasting difference in the lives of at-risk youth in our community.”
BECU is the first credit union from the northwest to become a Seattle Sounders FC partner.
As part of this collaborative and community-driven partnership, BECU members can also look forward to discounted match tickets, a real-time tracker of donations to YouthCare, and special product offerings from both organizations coming soon.