Virginia Beach, VA (Nov. 20, 2018) – At Chartway Federal Credit Union, strengthening the communities it serves has always been core to its culture. That’s why Chartway proudly served as the Title Sponsor for J&A Racing’s Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K race weekend November 16-18, 2018. The credit union’s charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, also served as premier charity of the event — receiving a $1 donation per registration from the J&A Racing Foundation.
The weekend kicked-off with a Sports & Fitness Expo where participants retrieved their race packet and had the opportunity to obtain fitness-related information and giveaways. This was followed by the We Promise Foundation 5K where runners were welcomed by Phil Richards, We Promise Foundation president and community involvement executive; Karen Lane, the executive director of the We Promise Foundation; and, We Promise hero Victorria. The J&A Racing Foundation also presented the We Promise Foundation with a donation of $5,000. Finally, the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and post-race party concluded the weekend.
Both the half marathon and 5K were sold-out at over 2,300 runners each — a first for the annual race weekend.
“At Chartway, we are dedicated to investing in activities that strengthen the communities we serve,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “That's why we were honored to support this year’s runners, and to give them the opportunity to learn more about the ways Chartway can help them make strong strides in their financial journey.”
“We are so grateful for our partnership with Chartway and its We Promise Foundation. We have enjoyed creating a great relationship with the Chartway team over the last few years, and look forward to working with them for the years to come to create a wonderful event,” said J&A Racing co-owner and race director, Amy Frostick. “The We Promise Foundation 5K is a great way to bring awareness to the community about this wonderful foundation, and all of the amazing things that they do for children in Hampton Roads and beyond.”
Strengthening Its Communities — More than 65 Chartway team members and their family either ran or volunteered for the Chartway Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K.
We Promise Receives $5,000 Donation – Runners participating in the We Promise 5K were welcomed by Phil Richards, We Promise Foundation president and community involvement executive; Karen Lane, the executive director of the We Promise Foundation; and, We Promise hero Victorria. The J&A Racing Foundation also presented the We Promise Foundation with a donation of $5,000. Pictured (from left to right): Phil Richards, We Promise Foundation president and community involvement executive; Amy Frostick, J&A Racing co-owner and race director; We Promise hero Vicctoria; and Karen Lane, the executive director of the We Promise Foundation.
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 nearly $2.2 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 185,000 members through more than 40 branches 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 efforts 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.
About J&A Racing
J&A Racing is a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a mission to promote and support healthy lifestyles and the sport of running through the development and growth of their running events throughout Hampton Roads. Since 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from 3,000 participants to a record 30,000 in 2015. J&A Racing’s portfolio of fun, festive and family oriented events for runners at all stages in life has expanded to include the Halloween themed Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile, the Big Blue 5K presented Bon Secours In Motion, the Christmas themed Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 miler, the Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon & 5K, the Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and We Promise Foundation 5K and the Corporate 5K. For information on all of the J&A Racing events, please visit jandaracing.com.