Lehi, UT (May 9, 2018) – With a goal to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical hardship or illness, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation recently invited supporters to tee up for a day on the links at its 3rd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament. Thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, the event raised more than $53,000 for children in Utah communities.
The tournament took place in Lehi, Utah, at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course – a 7,714 yard course that covers over 200 acres of land, making it the largest course in Utah. Golfers and guests were joined by several We Promise Heroes – children who have had their wish granted through our partnership with Make-A-Wish Utah. We Promise heroes arrived by limousine and received cheers and high-fives from sponsors and volunteers. They also had the opportunity to cruise around the course on golf carts – learning from tournament participants how to hold an iron and sink a putt.
“Our 3rd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament” gave people an opportunity to tee-up and chip-in to ensure that every eligible child right here in Utah can experience the transformative power of a wish,” said We Promise Foundation President and Community Involvement Executive, Phil Richards.
Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has proudly given back to the communities in Utah since 2010, providing more than $1.6 million in support of Utah-based organizations, including Make-A-Wish Utah and Ability Found. Altogether, the We Promise Foundation has raised more than $10,000,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness.
“We’re very appreciative for the continued support of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation” said Make-A-Wish Utah President & CEO, Jared Perry. “We’re granting a wish to children who have a life-threatening medical condition every other day and to know that we have a partner in the We Promise Foundation is absolutely amazing. We thank you for everything you do for our state and Make-A-Wish Utah.”
Chartway’s We Promise Foundation Welcomes Kid Heroes: Volunteers and leadership team members welcomed 10 children whose dreams and wishes were granted as a result of the funds raised during the event – giving them high-fives as they exited a limousine. Pictured: 15 year-old Kenydi, whose wish to model in LA. Photo by: Erin Holmstead Photography
Putting for Promises - 3rd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament Raises More Than $53,000: Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation raised more than $53,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness during its 3rd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament. Pictured: 6 year-old Maxwell, whose wish to go to DisneyWorld was granted thanks to funds donated to Make-a-Wish Utah by Chartway’s We Promise Foundation. Photo by: Erin Holmstead Photography
116 Golfers Teed Off to Make Dreams Come True: 116 golfers – including several Chartway board and leadership team members – teed off at the 3rd Annual Putting for Promises golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, raising more than $53,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness Left to right: Chartway’s President & CEO, Brian Schools; Visa SVP & Head of Community Accounts, Doug Leighton; Chartway’s Chief Financial Officer, Jim Edwards; and NewGround Division Vice President, Joe DiAntonio Photo by: Erin Holmstead Photography
Golf Volunteers and Heroes: We Promise Heroes were greeted by volunteers, leaders, and board members from Chartway Federal Credit Union at the We Promise Foundation’s 3rd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament. Photo by: Erin Holmstead Photography
About Chartway's We Promise Foundation
As the charitable arm of Chartway FCU, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to providing life changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $10M to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of children. For more information, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 180,000 members through its multi-state branch network and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions in the country – with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas – Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic contributions through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $10.5 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.