Print this page   Close this window

Christian Community Credit Union

Employees Raised $500 for Special Olympics
San Dimas, CA—November 6, 2012
Christian Community Credit Union Employees Raised $500 for Special Olympics
Christian Community Credit Union Social Committee members from left to right, Linda Consolo, Amanda Swartz, Trini Mejia, and Bob Penberthy along with John T. Walling, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO (far right) present a $500 donation to Special Olympics Southern California staff Susan Johnson, Athlete and Global Messenger (center); Kris Drummond, AVP Corporate Sponsorships; and Michelle Brien, Special Events Manager.
Christian Community Credit Union’s employees held their first ever Office Olympics in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Olympics and raised $500 for the Special Olympics Southern California. To bring more value and significance to the Office Olympics festivities, employees donated five dollars in exchange for wearing jeans to work. Hosted by the Credit Union’s Social Committee, the day began with an Olympic Breakfast of Champions followed by Opening Ceremonies. Employees competed in two Olympic Games—the Discus Throw and a Water Relay Race. At the Closing Ceremonies, the Social Committee awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the winning teams and individuals.
"We decided to incorporate an Office Olympics theme and find a way to give back. It was then that the idea formed to raise money for the Special Olympics. We felt honored to be a part of something so extraordinary and the response of the employees was overwhelming,” said Amanda Swartz, Christian Community Credit Union Social Committee Member. "It was rewarding to give back to such an astonishing organization that was welcoming and grateful. God Bless the Special Olympics!”
With assets over $550 million, Christian Community Credit Union serves more than 29,000 members nationwide and around the world. The Credit Union has served the financial needs of Christian ministries, churches and their members for over 55 years.