COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
University of Maryland has teamed up with SECU, Maryland's largest
state-chartered financial cooperative, for the Points for Pediatrics
Program this basketball season. For every
point scored by the men's basketball team, SECU will donate $5 to the
University of Maryland Children's Hospital.
has guaranteed a minimum donation of $10,000 regardless of how many
points the Terps score this season. In addition, SECU will host and
recognize University of Maryland
Children's Hospital patients, families and staff when Maryland takes on
Wake Forest on Saturday, February 2.
am proud that Maryland basketball is able to support SECU and the
University of Maryland Children's Hospital for such a worthy cause,"
said men's basketball head coach
Mark Turgeon. "It is important for the patients and their families to
have a top-notch medical facility available. It is a great cause to be a
is proud to be this year's sponsor for the Points for Pediatrics
program," said Rod Staatz, President and CEO of SECU. "The University of
Maryland Children's Hospital
has long been recognized for their superior care and treatment of
children with chronic and critical illness, and we are honored to
support them. We wish the Maryland basketball team the best of luck, and
we look forward to our partnership throughout the season."
a loyal University of Maryland fan, I already cheer loudly for the
Terps, but now I cheer even louder with every point scored knowing
that a donation is coming to the
University of Maryland Children's Hospital," said Dr. Steven J. Czinn,
Physician-in-Chief, University of Maryland Children's Hospital and
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland
School of Medicine. "We are so thankful to SECU
for supporting Points for Pediatrics. Their philanthropy is making a
lasting impact on the health of children in Maryland."
in Baltimore in 1951, SECU is the largest state-chartered financial
cooperative in Maryland, with over 225,000 members. SECU is ranked among
the top 47 credit unions
for total assets in the U.S. As of October, 2012, assets were $2.6
billion. Headquartered in Linthicum, MD, SECU has 21 branches 104 ATMs
throughout Maryland. SECU also provides access to over 68,000
surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP and Allpoint networks.
For more information about SECU, visit secumd.org.
About The University of Maryland Children's Hospital
The University of Maryland Children's Hospital combines state-of-the-art medicine with family-centered care. We understand that children aren't merely small adults, which is why we treat them as unique individuals. With more than 120 pediatric physicians on staff who are trained in over 30 specialty areas, we are recognized throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region as a valuable resource for critically and chronically ill children. Learn more at http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/.