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Jul 14, 2021

Local San Diegan and USA Paralympic Triathlete Amy Dixon Gets Boost With Mission Fed Sponsorship

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July 14, 2021

For Immediate Release

Local San Diegan and USA Paralympic Triathlete Amy Dixon Gets Boost With Mission Fed Sponsorship

Leading credit union helps Dixon on her road to Tokyo with $5,000 match; encourages others to donate in the spirit of inclusion

Media Contacts:

Courtney Pendleton ([email protected]) – 714.926.8106

Alyssa Enwright ([email protected]) – 619.259.7712

SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2021 – Mission Fed Credit Union, the largest member-owned, not-forprofit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, is a sponsor for local athlete Amy Dixon, member of the USA Paralympic Triathlon Team. Dixon recently received confirmation that she will compete for Team USA in the Paralympics, taking place in Tokyo, Japan from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

Dixon, who is visually impaired, is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, 7-time ITU Gold Medalist, current two-time US National Champion triathlete, USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion, and is ranked 6th in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings. She resides in Encinitas.

“I’m humbled that Mission Fed is stepping up to help with my road to the Paralympic Games,” said Dixon. “Training was a huge challenge during Covid, especially for those of us with physical impairments. The next few weeks before we leave for training camp are critical, and with Mission Fed’s kindness and generosity, I plan on representing my hometown proudly on the world’s biggest stage.”

Dixon lost 98 percent of her vision to a rare autoimmune disease, and now serves as a patient advocate and President of the Glaucoma Eyes International non-profit. In 2017, she founded Camp ‘No Sight No Limits’, the first camp dedicated to producing elite level blind triathletes in San Diego. For her service to the blind across many countries, Dixon has been awarded recognition from the Glaucoma Research Foundation 2020 Visionary Award, Lions Club International as a “Lion of Sight” and from Senators Joel Blumenthal and Joel Anderson for her continued dedication to improving the lives of those living with low-to-no vision. She also received a congressional award from Congressman Mike Levin for her work advocating for the blind.

“We’re deeply honored to contribute to Amy’s participation in the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo,” said Debra Schwartz, President and CEO of Mission Fed. “At Mission Fed, we are simply people helping people. It’s in our DNA, and we are here to serve all. Amy is a remarkable human and a wonderful representative for San Diego. We wish her the best on her journey.”

Mission Fed is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion – and encourages all San Diegans to support Dixon’s journey by making a donation directly to her GoFundMe page.

About Mission Fed Credit Union

Mission Federal Credit Union (Mission Fed) is the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County. Mission Fed enhances the lives of its members through financial education and services, providing stability and strength to help San Diegans with financial wellness and success. Banking at Mission Fed means doing good for San Diego. Mission Fed gives money back to our local communities, has helped hundreds of nonprofits and important causes, and builds deep relationships with community partners.

Mission Fed has served the financial needs of San Diegans for 60 years through checking, savings, loans, credit cards and insurance offerings. Mission Fed has $5 billion in assets, more than 270,000 members, 33 convenient local branches, 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide and free mobile and online banking services. Mission Fed was recognized as a 2020 Top Workplace by The San Diego UnionTribune and named a Top Workplaces USA winner in 2021. Federally insured by NCUA and Equal Housing Lender.

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