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EWU Touchdowns for a Cause

Eastern Washington University Eagles football, beer, pizza, and community.

Everyone scored big with Numerica Credit Unions Touchdowns for a Cause, where charities received donations for EWU home game touchdowns.

Numerica’s partnership with EWU Athletics is an amazing opportunity to connect two brands and two amazing communities,” says Tim Shustoff, General Manager of EWU Sports.

“The vision and belief in EWU Athletics by Numerica Credit Union has helped shaped immense growth both in Numerica Credit Union RedZone, Tailgates & Touchdowns for a Cause, and further fan engagement.”

How does Touchdowns for a Cause work?

During each EWU Eagles home game Numerica donated $100 for every touchdown the Eagles made. A different charity received donations each game.

Representatives from the charity were invited to join Numerica on Roos field for special recognition.

This year, 36 home game touchdowns earned local Spokane charities $3,600:

  • 9/7: 8 touchdowns, $800 for World Relief Spokane
  • 9/28: 5 touchdowns, $500 for Community Cancer Fund
  • 10/12: 7 touchdowns, $700 for Boys Scouts
  • 11/2: 9 touchdowns, $900 for Communities in Schools
  • 11/28: 7 touchdowns, $700 for Vitalant

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EWU Eagles 2019 season line-up

Numerica Tailgates & Touchdowns for a Cause recipients for 2019:

World Relief Spokane 

World Relief is committed to helping refugees and immigrants from all countries resettle and rebuild their lives. Along with raising funds before and after the game, World Relief received 25 tickets to bring families and kids to the game – engaging and exposing refugee families and children to both football and higher education.

Community Cancer Fund 

Community Cancer Fund is dedicated to fighting cancer in the Inland Northwest by funding local cancer prevention and screening programs, supporting cancer patients and their families at every stage of their illness and recovery, and funding groundbreaking local research.

Boy Scouts 

Boy Scouts INW Council aims to inspire youth to become honorable men and women by preparing them to face the challenges of tomorrow and lead others to make a positive impact on the world.

Communities in Schools of Spokane County 

Communities in Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Vitalant 

Vitalant connects people and resources together to fuel progress in transfusion medicine to improve lives.

Heating Up in The Red Zone

Pre-game, fans enjoyed pizza from David’s Pizza and beer on Numerica, with tips going to support the designated organization. (Of course, Numerica had some free swag to give out as well!)

In 2019, Tailgates for a Cause helped to earn over $1,000 in additional funds for the charities.

A winning combo

Beyond the field of play and game days, Numerica has helped celebrate Eagle Athletics with their investment in co-branded Eagle Debit cards, fan promotions, and more.

“Additionally, the partnership around game days with 10,000 plus fans in celebrating local area non-profits became a new tradition of EWU Athletics,” says Shustoff. “Between Tailgates for a Cause and Touchdowns for a Cause, EWU Athletics and Numerica Credit Union have tapped into the Eagle community and their desire celebrate amazing local charities and the work they do in Spokane.”

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