LANDOVER, Md., September 7, 2023 – Today, the Washington Commanders announced a new multi-year partnership with Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU), a full-service, member-owned financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia. As part of the partnership, NWFCU will be the Official Credit Union of the Washington Commanders and will be the presenting partner of the Commanders “High School Game of the Week,” program, the “Commanders Read” community program, and the “Field Goal” feature on the Commanders Radio Network for all radio broadcasted games. Additionally, NWFCU will entitle the Joe Gibbs Club Level renamed to the Joe Gibbs Club Level Presented by Northwest Federal Credit Union.
“We’re proud to partner with Northwest Federal Credit Union. We care about staying connected to our community and finding ways to support local institutions that serve our fans, our local businesses, and the Washington region, said Jason Wright, President of the Washington Commanders. We’re looking forward to working with NWFCU to give back to the community with programs like the ‘High School Coach of the Week’ and our ‘Commanders Reads’ program.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the Commanders. This franchise has deep ties to our members and to the region as a whole, as do we,” said NWFCU President and CEO Jeff Bentley. “Our organizations share a common passion for giving back to the community and helping those in need. We look forward to working together and continuing to support the people of the National Capital Region over the coming years.”
The High School Game of the Week is a new Washington Commanders initiative designed to spotlight High School football matchups and recognize excellence throughout the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia football communities. Washington Legend Youth Football Ambassadors will travel to a select High School football games throughout the fall season to engage with students, distribute Commanders swag, and present a $1,000 donation to each High School football program on behalf of the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation.
“Commanders Read” is an education-focused program developed to encourage learning and reading to 4th- and 5th-grade students located in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This year, the Commanders will provide 2,500 books to different schools and organizations.
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ABOUT THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS: The Washington Commanders, owned by a group of investors led by Managing Partner Josh Harris, were founded in Boston in 1932 and are one of the original members of the NFL's Eastern Division. The Washington Commanders relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1937 and have since become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one recipient of the Walter Payton Man of The Year Award, Darrell Green. A proud and storied franchise, the team has won five World Championship titles, including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Since 1997, the team has played its home games at FedExField, a multi-purpose stadium located in Landover, MD. Washington Commanders Football Operations are headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, at the OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park, and Business Operations are headquartered at FedExField.
ABOUT NORTHWEST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: Northwest Federal Credit Union is a 280,000-plus member-owned financial institution dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of banking and financial services to its members. With a focus on personalized customer service and community involvement, Northwest Federal Credit Union offers a variety of products, including savings and checking accounts, loans, mortgages, and investment options. Striving to enhance the financial well-being of its members, the credit union emphasizes competitive rates, convenient digital banking solutions, and a commitment to supporting local communities through various outreach initiatives. Northwest Federal Credit Union maintains a strong presence across the DMV, with several strategically located branches to serve its members. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the Northwest Why statement is: "Together we serve and inspire to transform lives."