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PSECU Chips In Golf Outing Raises $36K for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals  

Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast, 2018 PSECU Chips In Golf Outing Honorary Chair, poses for a photo with the winning foursome from Lamar Advertising.

Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, PSECU, hosted 116 golfers for its second annual PSECU Chips In Golf Outing on Thursday, June 7 at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course. Supported by 26 sponsors, the event raised $36,220 for this year’s beneficiary – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.

Proceeds raised will be divided equally among five Pennsylvania-based Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, and  Children’s Hospital at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie.

“The PSECU Chips In Golf Outing was created as a way for PSECU and many of our partner organizations to come together in the ‘people helping people’ credit union spirit to raise funds for community betterment,” explained PSECU President Greg Smith. “The recipient of our fundraising efforts changes each year, which over the years will allow us to share the event’s benefits with a wide selection of groups that represent our members’ best interests. This year, it’s an honor to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

Following breakfast and a warm-up period for participants, the golf outing began with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. An awards lunch concluded the event. Listed below, sponsors were integral to the success of the second annual PSECU Chips In Golf Outing.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund equipment, services, research, and charitable care.

“We are so thankful for PSECU and the funds raised on behalf of five Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Pennsylvania. These funds are critical to saving lives in the local communities where PSECU employees and members live,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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In 2017, the inaugural PSECU Chips In Golf Outing raised $17,311 for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 430,000 members and have over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information about PSECU, visit View our Community Report Card to learn how we contribute to the greater good.

Miracle Teen Sam, who was born at 27 weeks and receives ongoing treatment at Penn State Children’s Hospital, golfed in the outing.