News Release: Super Bowl XLIV wager benefits Haiti Relief fund

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN and NEW ORLEANS, LA-- Regardless of which football team wins the Super Bowl this Sunday, the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Haiti Disaster Relief Fund (administered by WOCCU) will come out ahead. In a friendly wager between the Indiana Credit Union League and the Louisiana Credit Union League, the state whose team comes out on the short end of the scoreboard will make a donation in the other league’s name to the fund.
“We are keyed up for the big game and pulling for our Colts to bring home the Super Bowl title for the second time in four years,” said Indiana League President John McKenzie. “But, regardless of the outcome, it is nice to know that credit unions and their members in Haiti will benefit. We are proud to report that the fund has already received thousands of dollars from Indiana’s credit unions and state organizations.”
Anne Cochran, Louisiana Credit Union League President, added, “We are thrilled to see our Saints make their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. This is an exciting time for us here in Louisiana, but we are still conscious of those who still need our help. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to have a little fun and still contribute to relief efforts. Win or lose, credit unions are continuing to provide support to the victims in Haiti and that is most important. Geaux Saints!”
To date, credit union system contributions from the two states combined have resulted in more than $16,000 going to the fund.