FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR OF CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE
COMCAST Continues as Presenting Sponsor
The OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee raises funds for Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store for Teachers
PORTLAND, Ore., December 10, 2013— OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced its title sponsorship of the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee. Also returning as Presenting Sponsor is Comcast. The Spelling Bee, a signature fundraiser of the nonprofit Schoolhouse Supplies, raises vital funds to support the Free Store for Teachers—which has provided $19.2 million worth of free school supplies to local classrooms in need.
This year’s Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Portland Art Museum from 5:30pm to 9pm. Celebrities include 2013 Spelling Bee Winner, Zia McCabe of the Dandy Warhols, three-time winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Kyra Bussanich of Kyra’s Bake Shop, Season 8 Bachelorette contestant, Tony Pieper and fan favorite, KGW TV’s newscaster Reggie Aqui; and for the first time at the judges table, Will Vinton of Will Vinton Studios.
“OnPoint was founded by a group of Portland teachers in 1932 and we have a long history of supporting classrooms in our community,” said Rob Stuart, OnPoint President/CEO. “We are a proud supporter of Schoolhouse Supplies and sponsor of this event that celebrates the work of teachers and provides important resources to help students succeed.”
“The success of Schoolhouse Supplies is made possible through the support and generosity of our community,” said Jen Barth, executive director of Schoolhouse Supplies. “As we continue to see rising numbers of teachers in our Free Store for Teachers each week, we aim to make 2014 our most impactful year ever for the teachers, students, and families we serve. We look forward to another successful event and are grateful for partnership with OnPoint Community Credit Union and Comcast as we celebrate our 14th year of service in the community.”
For more information about the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented by Comcast, visit schoolhousesupplies.org/events.
ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 260,000 members and with assets of $3.4 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark), and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.
ABOUT SCHOOLHOUSE SUPPLIES
Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning nonprofit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies. Our mission to “serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with supplies donated by the community,” is based on the belief that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education. More information is available at www.schoolhousesupplies.org or by contacting Cheryl Larson at 503-249-9933 ext. 6.