Little boy throwing first pitch

NORFOLK, VA (August 1, 2018) – As the Norfolk Tides faced the Toledo Mud Hens on July 25, Chartway Federal Credit Union and its We Promise Foundation partnered with Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia to host a surprise Wish Reveal for 6 year-old Suffolk native Caleb, who battles a congenital heart condition. After throwing the first pitch to kick-off Wands & Wizards night, the three organizations held a special on-field presentation, revealing that his wish to visit Walt Disney World will be granted.

“At Chartway, we’re dedicated to making life more affordable for our members and to strengthening the communities we serve,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “That's why we were honored to serve as the Sponsor of the Night for our hometown baseball team, and through our We Promise Foundation, to have partnered with Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia to bring joy, hope, and smiles to Caleb and his family.”

Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia’s CEO, Sheri Lambert agreed, sharing “What an incredible evening. We are so grateful to have a wonderful partner in Chartway and its We Promise Foundation, and thank them for making Saturday so special for Caleb and his family.”

Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has proudly given back to the communities it serves since 1999. Altogether, the credit union’s charitable arm has raised more than $10,000,000 to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.

Chartway employees and Make A Wish child at baseball game

Surprise Wish Reveal: As the Norfolk Tides faced the Toledo Mud Hens on July 25, Chartway Federal Credit Union and its We Promise Foundation partnered with Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia to host a surprise Wish Reveal for 6 year-old Suffolk native Caleb, who battles a congenital heart condition. After throwing the first pitch to kick-off Wands & Wizards night, the three organizations held a special on-field presentation, revealing that his wish to visit Walt Disney World will be granted.
Pictured (left to right): Riptide; Emily Roenker, Chartway marketing specialist; Brian Schools, Chartway President & CEO; Bob Holmes, Chartway board chairman; Savannah, Caleb’s sister; George E. Sauer, III, Chartway 1st vice chairman of the board; Amber, Caleb’s mom; Caleb, wish kid; Charles, Caleb’s dad; Jim Donovan, wish granter; Serena, Caleb’s sister; Sheri Lambert, Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia CEO; Beth Long, Chartway vice president of member experience; Melissa Cade, Chartway regional president; Kim Little, Chartway executive vice president & COO; and Wayne Foshay, We Promise Foundation chairman & Chartway board member.

Little boy throwing first pitch

Caleb Throws First Pitch: As the Norfolk Tides faced the Toledo Mud Hens on July 25, Chartway Federal Credit Union and its We Promise Foundation partnered with Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia to host a surprise Wish Reveal for 6 year-old Suffolk native Caleb, who battles a congenital heart condition. After throwing the first pitch to kick-off Wands & Wizards night, the three organizations held a special on-field presentation, revealing that his wish to visit Walt Disney World will be granted.

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 FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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 Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Richmond, Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia has granted more than 4,900 wishes since 1987. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers throughout Virginia grant a wish, on average, every 48 hours. For more information about Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia, visit va.wish.org or call (804) 217-WISH.