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Ideal Credit Union Shows Community Appreciation Awarding $11,100 in Cash Prizes and Community Donations

Ideal CU virtual events

(Woodbury, MN - August 25, 2021) Ideal Credit Union strives to make our communities stronger and help people live the Ideal Life. The Ideal Credit Union annual member and community appreciation event was a successful blitz of virtual events running from August 3rd to August 12th offering people the opportunity to enter online to win cash prizes.

“At Ideal Credit Union, we are invested in the communities we serve and our annual community appreciation events are a real highlight of the year,” said Brian Sherrick, Ideal Credit Union President, and Chief Executive Officer. “We want everyone to feel the joy and generosity that comes along with living the Ideal Life.”

The two-week virtual event culminated with Ideal Credit Union giving away:

  • Twelve $500 grade prizes
  • Six $250 grand prizes
  • Twelve $50 Bucky Bear youth prize

In all, Ideal Credit Union Awarded $8,100 to prize winners. One of the lucky $250 cash prize winners, decided to pay their winnings forward. Mary Allen told Ideal Credit Union she wanted to donate her winnings back to the Ideal Credit Union Community Foundation. Ideal’s Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the quality of life within our communities by supporting local charitable initiatives.

As part of the community appreciation events, Ideal Credit Union donated $3,000 to community food shelves. Many area food shelves are seeing high demand related to the pandemic. Recipients included the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf in Hugo, The Open Door in Eagan, the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf in North St. Paul, the Christian Cupboard in Woodbury, Valley Outreach in Stillwater and Neighbors, Inc., in Inver Grove Heights.

For a full recap of the celebration and to view the fun daily videos visit http://www.idealcu.com/virtualevents.

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater, and Woodbury. Visit idealcu.com for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” five years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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