For 21 years, Insurance Trust and Maine Credit Unions have supported Special Olympics Maine with unwavering dedication. Each year, we collectively pull together to share an hour, a day or a weekend to volunteer for a Special Olympics event. Credit unions are always finding creative and heartfelt ways to raise funds. Regardless of the level, every contribution is welcomed and appreciated.
2016 has been no exception, we’ve had a wonderfully successful year raising funds. At our 53rd Annual Meeting on April 29, the Insurance Trust Social Responsibility Committee presented a check for $70,000 to MSO for 2015/2016 fundraising efforts. This year, Saco Valley FCU was presented with our annual Caring and Sharing award and Annette Jacques, a former employee of KSW FCU, was presented with the Sandra A. Doucette Award for her many years of outstanding service, volunteerism and support of Special Olympics Maine.
The 14th Annual Insurance Trust Golf Tournament that took place this July at Spring Meadows in Gray, ME raised a total of $20,000 for Special Olympics Maine.
The winners of this year’s tournament are listed below:
- Gross – 1st Place – Winthrop Area FCU – 63
- Gross – 2nd Place – Better Benefits for ME – 64
- Net – 1st Place – Tricorp FCU Team #2 – 54
- Net – 2nd Place – Superior Lending Solutions – 56.7
- Closest to the Pin – Ladies – Callie Lubinski – 15’3”
- Closest to the Pin – Men – Ben Jordan – 3’4”
- Longest Drive – Ladies – Stacy Edgecomb
- Longest Drive – Men – Scott Seguin
Our 2nd Insurance Trust CU Survivor event that took place September 11 at Maine Forest Yurts “Survivor Camp” in Durham, ME was also in part a fundraiser for MSO with proceeds from T-Shirt sales, donations and a 50/50 raffle donated to the cause. Actually, two of their athletes – Della Lippincott and Brandon Mullen, made an appearance for the day. Both athletes were invited to participate with Brandon playing a major role on the Orange Team.
Insurance Trust would like to thank all of our credit union partners and vendors for your overwhelming financial contributions and dedication to helping at the Special Olympics events throughout Maine.
If you’ve been hesitant to step forward and volunteer for a Special Olympics event, it’s never too late to get involved. With events happening year round, there’s always opportunities for volunteers; from preparing and serving meals and snacks to coaching or coordinating athletic events and more.
The experience will give back more smiles, hugs, and laughter than time and money could ever buy. Contact Insurance Trust to learn how you can help!
Click below to view the 2015-2016 credit union contributions.