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WHAT: In recognition of Veterans Day 2019, LAFCU and Lansing Lugnuts will donate $6,000 from the LAFCU Community Champions program to Lansing Community College and Baker College to help veterans further their education. Each school will receive $3,000.
The funds were donated by LAFCU and Lansing Lugnuts fans who participated in an in-park promotion at Lansing Lugnuts games.

WHO: Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU Chief Marketing Officer.
Nick Grueser, Lansing Lugnuts President.
Toni Glasscoe, LCC Foundation Interim Executive Director.
Andrew Cosgrove, LCC Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Director.
Christy Cooper, Baker College Military Education Officer.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial, Lansing Community College
Health and Human Services Building
515 N. Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6.

WHY: LAFCU Community Champions recognizes the importance of military service. In addition to recognizing current and veteran members of the military at Lansing Lugnuts games, LAFCU and Lansing Lugnuts created a fund for “Community Champions” to help veterans further their education. It comprises donations by LAFCU and Lansing Lugnuts fans who participated in LAFCU Launch, an in-park promotion. Fans donated $1 to the fund for each tennis ball they “launched” onto the field to win a gift card.



Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 65,000 members and holds nearly $750 million in assets. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs and ITMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit