FARMINGTON, Maine (February 12th, 2018) – University Credit Union (UCU) today announced the renewal of its longstanding partnership with University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) Athletics. The three-year agreement provides UMF Athletics with $15,000 in additional funding for facilities improvements, equipment upgrades, special services/events, and other activities not included in the department’s regular operating budget.
This is the fourth such agreement between UCU and UMF Athletics since the credit union established a branch at 154 High Street in Farmington in 2007. University Credit Union has proudly served University of Maine System students, employees, alumni and their families for over 50 years.
“University athletics define the spirit and a significant part of the identity of our campus communities,” said UCU President and CEO Matthew Walsh. “As the place ‘Where Beavers Bank,’ UCU is committed to the belief that investing in our student-athletes yields exponential returns in the way of broader student engagement, camaraderie and enthusiasm. We are honored to continue our tradition of support for University of Maine at Farmington Athletics.”
“We are excited to announce our continued partnership with the University Credit Union!” said UMF Director of Athletics Julie Davis. “UCU’s support makes it possible for us to provide better training and experiences for our student-athletes, participants and patrons in Athletics and the Fitness and Recreation Center. Their investment in our shared values regarding health, performance, and community, is an investment in both present and future. We are delighted to be associated with people and their brand!”
UCU contributions have helped support many different improvements to UMF Athletics’ facilities over the years, including the purchase of additional and replacement scoreboards at Prescott Field and Leib Field, various pieces of sports medicine and adaptive exercise/training equipment, underwriting for ski racing bibs, new privacy partitions for group fitness classes, and much more.
The agreement was announced during halftime at the UMF Men’s Basketball home game against Bates College on January 30.
About University Credit Union
Established on the University of Maine campus in 1967, University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service financial institution with a mission to actively advance the financial well-being of our members in every stage of their lives. UCU is the seventh largest credit union in Maine in terms of total assets and the third largest in terms of total members. UCU has nine retail locations across the state serving the University of Maine System students, employees, and alumni and their families primarily. Branches are located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Presque Isle. For more information visit ucu.maine.edu.