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Dakota Credit Union Foundation Presents $6,000 to Sanford Children’s Hospital

BISMARCK, ND – On Thursday, October 14th, the Dakota Credit Union Foundation (Foundation), the charitable arm of the Dakota Credit Union Association, presented a donation in the amount of $6,000 to Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, ND. 

The donation was made possible by proceeds from the first “Play Yellow for Children’s Hospitals” golf event ever held in North Dakota, organized by the Foundation. Led by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, along with the PGA TOUR and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, “Play Yellow for Children’s Hospitals” strives to bring the entire golf world together to help the 10 million kids treated at CMN Hospitals each year.

“The Dakota Credit Union Foundation’s mission includes advancing the communities we serve through cooperative support and action for children’s charities and programs,” says Jeff Olson, president/CEO of Dakota Credit Union Association. “Dakotas’ credit unions have a long history of supporting our CMN Hospitals, and we are thrilled to be able to make this donation to help fund the ongoing care for the children who are being treated at Sanford Children’s Hospital,” he added. Since 1991, the association has donated more than $76,000 to Sanford Children’s Hospital.

On August 26th, credit union professionals, business partners, and credit union volunteers from across the Dakotas gathered at the Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck. Money generated from mulligan sales, extend-a-putt sales, a 50/50 cash raffle, a putting contest, and a wine basket raffle were all earmarked for Sanford Children’s Hospital. In addition, a Miracle Match was pledged by CO-OP Financial Services, which brought the total donation to $6,000 for the day. 

The Foundation’s Annual Golf Scramble is open to the public and takes place at rotating golf courses around the Dakotas each August. Visit dakcufoundation.org to learn more.

About Dakota Credit Union Association

The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets exceeding $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, DakCU plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information visit our website

About Dakota Credit Union Foundation

The Dakota Credit Union Foundation’s purpose is to build community awareness of credit unions throughout North and South Dakota through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations and projects; and to support financial education and financial literacy programs within the credit union system. For more information visit dakcufoundation.org.

About Play Yellow

Led by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and in cooperation with the PGA TOUR, “Play Yellow for Children’s Hospitals” strives to bring the entire golf world together through charitable initiatives to help the 10 million kids treated at local children’s hospitals each year. For more information visit www.playyellow.org.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support and learn about your local hospital at CMNHospitals.org.


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