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    July 18, 2019
    SCU Finances Multi-Purpose Turf Soccer Field at New Family Park
    Edwardsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union has partnered with the Glen-Ed Sports Association to finance a third multi-purpose turf soccer field at the new Plummer Family Park being built in Edwardsville.
    SCU representatives met recently with officials from the sports association and with Mayor Hal Patton to finalize the financing and discuss the future of the partnership for the sports park.
    Scott Credit Union is providing $320,000 in financing to the sport association to fund the third turf field. In June, Glen-Ed Sports Association provided $120,000 to the City of Edwardsville for the usage and installation of the third turf field.
    The sports association will have more high quality multi-purpose fields and a home for its activities in the new park with the help of Scott Credit Union’s financing, according to SCU Vice President Chris Davis.
    “This is a great opportunity for Scott Credit Union to be involved with a local organization on a project that will bring this top-tier sports facility to our community,” Davis said. “We are extremely excited to be working with the Glen-Ed Sports Association. It is a great organization with people who really want to make Edwardsville a great place to live.”
                The Glen-Ed Sports Association facility in the new park will allow the soccer club to train on premium fields and offer more league games for Missouri, Southern and Central Illinois.
                The City of Edwardsville is in the process of building the Plummer Family Park on 83 acres off Goshen Road and will have a mix of baseball and soccer fields, pickle ball courts, and open green space.
    “We are proud to be partnering with the City of Edwardsville and Scott Credit Union on this project that will benefit the community,” Glen-Ed Sports Association Treasurer Chuck Hentz said. “After the park was approved, our association President Mark Rimkus approached Mayor Patton and his team about building a third turf field. We are happy to bring Scott Credit Union in on the project to provide the funding. This is truly a great community effort.”
    The Glen-Ed Sports Association was created to assist players to ‘Pursue the Dream’ by offering quality select sports participation in soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball at an affordable price. The Glen-Ed Sports Association focuses on individual and team development through the improvement of skill, knowledge, teamwork and self-esteem. The goal of the association is to build leadership, character, integrity and a lifelong passion for sports through a fun, challenging and safe environment.
    The association is a federally tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to helping players in the St. Louis and Metro East area. For details on the association, visit www.glenedsoccer.com
    Scott Credit Union provides both commercial and consumer banking services to more than 145,000 members.
    The Edwardsville-headquartered credit union also has made giving back to its communities a major priority, contributing over $3 million and more than 21,000 employee volunteer hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in past 10 years.
    Scott Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is member owned. The credit union recently gave over $570,000 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate. Scott Credit Union has given over $11 million back to members in the past 11 years.
    Scott Credit Union currently has 16 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, West Belleville, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River, Columbia, IL, Ladue, MO, Crestwood, MO, and its Home Office in Edwardsville.
    For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org.