National ExposureThrough four sister runs‚ credit unions and our business partners have an opportunity unlike any other to make a difference in our communities and to showcase the credit union difference nationally and on Capitol Hill.
When you become a sponsor you make an immediate difference in the life of a sick child and their family. But you also help raise awareness of the good works that credit unions and our business partners do for their communities.
“The additional involvement of the congressional community through what we call ‘the race within the Cherry Blossom race’ is terrific and a great example of our community coming together to help children in need‚” Charlie Mallon‚ President/CEO of Congressional FCU said.
“The response from the Members is outstanding and very helpful to the collaborative efforts of credit unions to raise funds for hospitalized children‚” Mallon added.
Capitol Hill Competition — Our flagship event‚ the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington‚ D.C.‚ certainly gets the attention of our nations politicians and lawmakers. but it also goes one step further: what better way to deliver the credit union difference than the fleet-footed runners of Capitol Hill? 950 Capitol Hill staffers participated in the 2012 race alongside over 7‚000 credit union members. Truly‚ this is advocacy in action!
The Capitol Hill Competition, instituted in 2002, is for Members of Congress and their staff who compete against each other within the broader Cherry Blossom race. It is sponsored by the Congressional Federal Credit Union and the United States Senate Federal Credit Union, with support from the Credit Union National Association and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
In 2013, over 161 members of Congress volunteered to serve as Honorary Race Chairs. They represent 39 states, American Samoa, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico.
“We are proud to co-sponsor this event and receive such extraordinary support from Congress to help hospitalized children,” said Charlie Mallon, Jr., President/CEO of Congressional Federal Credit Union and a member of the Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc. Board.
Sen. Richard G. Lugar’s office (Indiana) produced the winning team from the Senate side last year in the Capitol Hill Competition. An avid runner himself, Sen. Lugar had been an Honorary Race Chair of the race since 2002. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) became an Honorary Chair last year, and his office took the winner’s title on the House side.