Putting for Promises team 2017

Lehi, UT (June 7, 2017) – Last month, a full flight of golfers teed off at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course for an inspirational event: the 2nd Annual Putting for Promises Golf Tournament hosted by Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, the event raised $58,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness.

Joining the tournament golfers at the course was the Salt Lake Bees mascot, Bumble the Bee, and several children whose dreams and wishes will be granted as a result of the funds raised during the event. These We Promise heroes arrived by limousine and received cheers and high-fives from sponsors and volunteers as they traveled across a red carpet rolled out just for them. 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.

“We’re grateful for the generosity of our sponsors, the kindness of our volunteers, and the support of so many who either attended our events or kindly donated items for our raffle packages,” said Phil Richards, chairman of the We Promise Foundation. “We’re also inspired that our supporters had the opportunity to chip-in with children who will benefit from their financial support. Their stories, their perseverance, and their spirit remind us that the dollars we raised don’t just make a difference – the funds will forever change lives.”

The following day, Chartway and its We Promise Foundation joined together with the Salt Lake Bees and Make-A-Wish Utah to surprise 8-year-old Adrian with the chance to throw out the first pitch at the Bees game AND present him with a proclamation scroll, declaring the news that his wish to go to Disney World would be granted.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from the We Promise Foundation who has given $1.3M in charitable grants to Make-a-Wish Utah,” said MAWU CEO Jared Perry. “It is amazing to witness the power of a wish, and because of the generosity of the We Promise Foundation, to have seen this power come to fruition as we told Adrian his wish was being granted.”

Since launching its foundation, Chartway FCU’s We Promise Foundation has raised more than $9,000,000 to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.

red carpet welcome for kid heroes

To make the We Promise child champions feel as special as they truly are, We Promise volunteers welcomed several children whose dreams and wishes will be granted as a result of the funds raised during the event– giving them high-fives as the kids traveled across a red carpet rolled out just for them.

Chartway leaders at the 2nd Annual Putting for Promises golf  tournament at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT

Several members of Chartway FCU’s leadership team teed off at the 2nd Annual Putting for Promises golf tournament at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, raising $58,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness Left to right: Chartway’s chairman of the board, Bob Holmes; Chartway volunteer, Phil Olson; Chartway’s president and CEO, Brian Schools; and Chartway’s 1st vice chairman of the board, George Sauer.

Adrian on the mound for the first pitch of the Bees game

In May, Chartway and its We Promise Foundation joined together with the Salt Lake Bees and Make-A-Wish Utah for a special surprise. Together, these organizations invited 8-year-old Adrian to throw out the first pitch at the Salt Lake Bees vs. El Paso Chihuahuas game and present him with a proclamation scroll, declaring the news that his wish to go to Disney World would be granted thanks to a grant from the We Promise Foundation. Altogether, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has given $1.3M in charitable grants to Make-a-Wish Utah.

Chartway and Adrian at the Bees game

In May, Chartway and its We Promise Foundation joined together with the Salt Lake Bees and Make-A-Wish Utah for a special surprise. Together, these organizations invited 8-year-old Adrian to throw out the first pitch at the Salt Lake Bees vs. El Paso Chihuahuas game and present him with a proclamation scroll, declaring the news that his wish to go to Disney World would be granted thanks to a grant from the We Promise Foundation. Altogether, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has given $1.3M in charitable grants to Make-a-Wish Utah. Left to Right: Chartway’s regional president, Skip Wilson; Chartway’s chief planning and brand officer and We Promise Foundation chairman, Phil Richards; Salt Lake Bees pitcher Parker Bridwell Chartway’s president & CEO, Brian Schools; We Promise Hero, Adrian and his parents; Salt Lake Bees Mascot, Bumble, and the Salt Lake Bees Honeybees

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 nearly 50 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. Chartway is one of the largest credit unions in the country and serves members in every state and several countries. With major membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, the credit union is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its high ratings in member satisfaction, its contributions to its communities, and for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation.

About the We Promise Foundation

As the charitable arm of Chartway FCU, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children battling life-threatening or debilitating illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $9,000,000 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.