City of Boston Credit Union has committed to investing $350,000 to support women student-athletes at two of the city’s renowned higher educational institutions, Boston College and Northeastern University.
“As a community credit union based in Boston, we’re proud to support the great women athletes that attend school and play sports in our city,” said Gregory Rooney, Chairman of the Board for City of Boston Credit Union. “We’re dedicated to helping these young women thrive and ultimately be successful. This campaign is part of our mission to support equality, inclusion, health and wellness in our community, but more importantly to invest in women.”
As Women’s Equality Day is recognized on Thursday, Aug. 26, the City of Boston Credit Union has entered into sponsorship agreements to support women’s student athletics at both Boston College and Northeastern University. The investment supports 27 women’s collegiate sports teams across the two schools, including 10 at Northeastern University and 17 at Boston College.
“Women’s athletics is an integral and exciting aspect of the Boston College community,” said Patrick Kraft, William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College, “as demonstrated by our women’s lacrosse team winning a national championship just a few months ago and many of our other women’s programs experiencing unprecedented success. The generosity from the City of Boston Credit Union will help us to build on this momentum and impact our women’s programs for years to come.”
As part of the expansive sponsorship, the City of Boston Credit Union logo will appear on the ice at Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena. The City of Boston Credit Union logo will also appear at four Boston College Athletics facilities where the top six women’s programs compete. The investment includes many other sponsorship opportunities, including spots on NESN.
“Our female student-athletes have excelled in the classroom, in collegiate, professional and Olympic sports and in the community,” said Northeastern University Deputy Athletic Director Regina Sullivan. “This support will ensure that they continue to access incredible opportunities both in college and beyond. We are so appreciative of the City of Boston Credit Union for recognizing and investing in women athletes.”
In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day in February, the City of Boston Credit Union will present a sports clinic for female student-athletes at Boston College and will also participate in events at Northeastern University. It’s important to note that City of Boston Credit Union has long-standing partnerships with a variety of non-collegiate girls’ youth sports in and around the City of Boston, including softball leagues, youth hockey, and more. “Investing in women’s student athletics is an investment in our city’s future,” said Neil Gordon, President & CEO of City of Boston Credit Union. “Women are increasingly becoming the sole or primary income earners in their homes and are responsible for making their family’s financial decisions. Supporting women at the collegiate level helps set them on a path to a brighter future and will only help our city’s economy.”