Chartway and ODU officials at Chartway Arena

Virginia Beach, VA (September 13, 2019) – Recently, officials from Chartway Federal Credit Union and Old Dominion University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center to mark a 10-year marketing and branding agreement.

As part of the partnership, the interior of the 8,400-seat arena in Constant Center is now named Chartway Arena. Chartway will also become the official credit union of ODU Athletics. The agreement also establishes the Chartway-Constant Athletic Scholarship Fund, which will award $25,000 in scholarships annually to student-athletes.

Nearly three dozen individuals representing the organizations attended the event, including John Broderick, ODU president; George Sauer, Chartway chairman; Brian Schools; Chartway president & CEO; and ODU basketball coaches Jeff Jones and Nikki McCray. Matt Drexler, director of events for Chartway Arena, also conducted a tour of the arena.

Chartway Arena will continue to be home to Old Dominion men’s and women’s basketball games and wrestling matches. The arena will also host career fairs, ODU graduation ceremonies, family-oriented events, and concerts. This year, Chartway Arena will feature acts such as international superstar and Grammy winner Lionel Richie and Grammy-nominated comedian Larry the Cable Guy.? 

Chartway will also host its We Promise Foundation gala at Chartway Arena in October. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $10.5 million to provide life-changing experiences to children facing medical hardship or illness. 

In addition to giving back to the community through the scholarship fund, Chartway will offer ticket discounts to members, early-event purchase opportunities, giveaways, and more.?  

“We’re proud to be expanding our relationship with the largest university in Hampton Roads,” said Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO. “As an organization deeply dedicated to making life more affordable and strengthening the communities we serve, it’s an honor to support education and the broader local community through this partnership.” 


Ribbon-Cutting Celebration: Officials from Chartway Federal Credit Union and Old Dominion University and recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a 10-year marketing and branding agreement for the 8,400-seat arena in the Ted Constant Convocation Center complex.?The interior of the Ted will now be named Chartway Arena in recognition of the agreement. Chartway will also become the official credit union of ODU Athletics. The agreement also establishes the Chartway-Constant Athletic Scholarship Fund. The fund will award a total of $25,000 in scholarships annually to student-athletes. The fund will continue each year throughout the contract. Photo David B. Hollingsworth/ODU


About Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University, located in the coastal city of Norfolk, is Virginia's entrepreneurial-minded doctoral research university with more than 24,000 students, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.

About Chartway

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, the We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. The foundation has been recognized nationally for its success in raising more than $12 million to support charities that align with its mission. For more information, visit; or, visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.