FINANCIAL LITERACY 5K
Mark your calendars for the Foundation’s 2nd annual Financial Literacy 5K
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Lake Normandale, Bloomington
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation’s 2nd annual Financial Literacy 5K date has been set for Saturday, July 11, once again at beautiful Lake Normandale in Bloomington (5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington MN 55431). Last year’s event drew nearly 300 credit union staff, financial education supporters and running enthusiasts for the 5K walk/run and kids’ run.
About the Financial Literacy 5K
With a strong commitment to financial education, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. In 2013, the Foundation launched its Financial Education Grant Program and an ongoing budgetary commitment to financial education. The Foundation dedicates 50 percent of its annual budget to Financial Education Grants that positively impact credit union members and communities. The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.
Inaugural Financial Literacy 5K: 2014
Nearly 300 credit union staff, financial education supporters and running enthusiasts participated in the inaugural Financial Literacy 5K walk/run and kids run. The first-year event — held Saturday, July 12, at Lake Normandale in Bloomington — was powered by soleMOTION Race Management. Click here to read the event press release!
- 1st place finisher (male): Alex Lieber
- 1st place finisher (female): Megan Stuart
The Financial Literacy 5K team award for 2014 goes to:
St. Cloud Federal Credit Union who posted an average time of 25:09.5
Congratulations to Jackie Evavold, Alexandra Jones, Alyce Justin, Jessi Paul, Phillip Paul, Cricket Vierzba and Josh Warrick! Teamsters Credit Union’s seven-person crew was second in team time at 31:17.3, followed by the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s 16-person squad at 33:20.5.
Thank you to our event sponsors!
TC Running Company – with locations in Eden Prairie and Maple Grove – is the Twin Cities’ premier running specialty shop. Locally owned and operated, TC Running is well-stocked in running shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as staff that can guide you into the right equipment – serving runners and walkers of all abilities. TC Running Company’s staff come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have a few things in common: 1) To provide excellent customer service and help to those shopping in the store. 2) To provide customers with a shoe that will minimize injury risk and keep running fun. 3) To make running easy and accessible for all. TC Running Company is owned by Eden Prairie native Adam Lindahl, who has spent 16 years working in the running industry. For more information, visitwww.tcrunningco.com.
TruStage is insurance the credit union way. Its products and programs are made available through TruStage Insurance Agency and offered only to credit union members. As a brand of its parent company, CUNA Mutual Group, TruStage has taken nearly 80 years of experience to build an empowering, trusted, accessible and member-centric experience in multiple channels. Today, more than 14 million members rely on TruStage for life, accidental death and dismemberment, auto and home insurance. With a focus on service and straightforward expertise, TruStage helps credit union members protect what matters most. For more information, visit www.trustage.com.
Banzai is an award-winning, online financial literacy program that teaches middle and high school students basic financial concepts through interactive, real-life scenarios. It is being used in more than 11,000 schools in all 50 states. Banzai partners with local financial institution sponsors to make it possible for teachers and students to have access to the program free of charge! Teachers are given complete control over the presentation of Banzai, making it possible for them to easily fit it into their unique schedules. Because Banzai is online based, it provides many different avenues to use the program; e.g. computer lab, laptop, tablet, or from home. Additionally, Banzai provides complete user support throughout the program via email, phone, and online chat to ensure a smooth and engaging experience for both the teacher and his or her students. For more information, visit www.teachbanzai.com.