Aug. 11, 2021
For Immediate Release
Mission Fed Teams Up With Padres, Big Brothers Big Sisters, to Provide Unforgettable Memories at the Ballpark
Courtney Pendleton ([email protected]) – 714-926-8106
Vince Heald ([email protected]) – 858-717-1000
SAN DIEGO, August 11, 2021 – Mission Fed Credit Union, the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, announced that as part of its commitment to community, the organization is sponsoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, sending 40 pairs of “Bigs and Littles” to experience an unforgettable day at the ballpark with the San Diego Padres.
This sponsorship is another layer of the previously announced multi-year partnership between Mission Fed and the Padres through the 2023 season. Dates for the ballpark visits include: July 28, August 11 and 25, and Sept. 8.
“On behalf of our Bigs and Littles, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County would like to express its heartfelt gratitude for the generous support from Mission Fed for providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our matches to attend a Padres game in style,” said Tina Rose, CEO/President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. “For some matches, this will be their first time to an MLB game and for others, baseball is their passion, but all 40 pairs are sure to create a memory that will not be forgotten. In our 60th year of service to the San Diego community, we are honored to partner with Mission Fed to build brighter futures for our county’s next generation.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. The organization is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network and makes positive and meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). These relationships have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. By participating, the “Littles” are more confident in their schoolwork, able to get along better with their families and far less likely to get into trouble.
For the first 10 pairs, Mission Fed was introduced to “Big and Little” matches like Everett and Scott, and Bruce and Kevin, who were attending their first Padres games together. Matches like Justin and Josiah, and Lizbeth and Alexa love sports, being outdoors, and going to Padres games – even if they hadn’t been to a game for a while.
Pairs like Alan and Darnell have been going to Padres games together for years, and enjoy being active themselves by practicing backflips together. Hope and her “Little” Mia said that the only thing they love more than the Padres are cats – meow!
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a terrific organization and we love being able to play a small role in the transformative mentorships between our local Bigs and Littles,” said Debra Schwartz, President & CEO of Mission Fed.
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.