STEINBACH CREDIT UNION, Manitoba's largest credit union, steps in as a Diamond Plus Friend of the Games business contributor for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.
“Steinbach Credit Union is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games to be held here in Steinbach August 7-13,” says SCU Steinbach Branch Manager, Geoff Dilts. “SCU believes in supporting community initiatives and is especially excited to support this event which will bring over 1,400 young athletes, their coaches, families and supporters to Steinbach. SCU is proud of its heritage of serving the community for the past 75 years and is happy to be a partner with the Summer Games Committee in promoting and celebrating the city of Steinbach and surrounding area.”
“With SCU’s contribution of $20,000 we are another step closer to fulfilling our target of $400,000. Local community commitments by SCU, HyLife and other businesses are imperative in reaching our fundraising goal,” Revenue Generation Co-Chair, Marina Reimer explains. The $400,000 is a “no frills” budget and will help cover the cost of athlete housing, transportation, and food along with upgrades to many recreational facilities and the construction of a new asphalt track at Stonybrook Middle School which was completed in fall 2015.
“The response from the community has been fantastic so far,” Reimer adds. “With six months to go, we are just over half way to our goal. We still have a lot of work ahead of us but I feel we are in a good spot.” Reimer goes on to explain that the Revenue Committee is not only looking for cash contributions but there are many opportunities to donate goods and services as well.
Friend of the Games options vary with contributions from $500 to $20,000 being acknowledged at different levels of recognition. Individuals may also make donations with receipts being made available.
The Power Smart Manitoba Games is the Province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program. Close to 2,000 athletes between the ages of 10-17 come from all regions across Manitoba to compete in 11 different sports in this week-long event. In addition, the Coaches, Managers and Athlete’s families will also descend on our community. The Summer Games will grow the population of the region by close to 4,000 for the week of the games.