The two organizations team up to boost financial literacy and enrichment for Washington high school students
RENTON, WA, November 6, 2019—Gesa Credit Union and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) today announced Gesa as a new premier sponsor for Washington high school state championships, as part of a six-year partnership agreement between Gesa and the WIAA.
“At Gesa we believe participation in school activities is vital to instilling the lessons of teamwork, leadership, and acceptance along with creating lifelong memories,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “Partnering with the WIAA is a perfect fit because of our passion for education. Together our organizations will make a strong impact in the lives of educators, students, and their families across the state.”
Under the partnership agreement:
· Gesa will be a premier sponsor of all state championship events through 2025, with signage, visibility at all state championships events, online and mobile app presence.
· Gesa and the WIAA will work together to promote financial education and literacy in high schools, including offering resources to classrooms across the state.
· Gesa will be the title sponsor of the WIAA Sportsmanship program to promote fair play in all athletics and activities statewide.
· Gesa will be the title sponsor of the new Women in Sport Leadership conference that will launch in the summer of 2020.
“We are very happy to welcome a new partner that aligns with the WIAA's focus of positively impacting students,” said WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman. “Educationally-based activities provide unlimited growth opportunities for our participants and GESA's partnership will enhance our impact”
Gesa continues its commitment to strengthening local education by supporting students, schools and educators in a variety of ways, including the Gesa Prize for Excellence in Education. Gesa’s partnership with the WIAA builds upon the credit union’s longstanding commitment to education.
ABOUT GESA CREDIT UNION
Gesa Credit Union is Washington State’s second largest credit union with over $3.6 billion in assets and nearly 250,000 members. Gesa is a full service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 18 branches in the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, West Richland, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima and Spokane communities. Gesa also does business as Inspirus Credit Union, a Division of Gesa Credit Union, headquartered in Tukwila, Washington. Gesa also supports 11 student-operated high school branches. Gesa’s commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, the American Red Cross, annual youth scholarships, and free financial seminars open to members and the general public. For more information visit www.gesa.com.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATIONFounded in 1905, the WIAA is a membership organization of over 800 middle level and high schools from every corner of the state with the goal of making memories through education-based activities. The WIAA supports and sponsors 23 sports along with five activities that incorporate over 500,000 student participants. The WIAA and its member schools believe in the value of extra-curricular activities have been linked to better standardized test scores, increased school attendance, improved physical and mental health, and a more positive student experience.