BEND, OR -- Having waited nearly 40 years for the opportunity to sponsor Bend's Pole, Pedal, Paddle, SELCO Community Credit Union signs a multi-year contract with the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.
Molly Cogswell-Kelley of MBSEF says, while it was difficult to see US bank go after such a long partnership, she couldn't be happier to be working with locally-based SELCO. "We're really excited and I think that just being associated with such a positive event, and such a community event, is going to be a really good thing for SELCO and for us and for the community."
Cogswell-Kelley says Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation wants to make sure people know the Pole, Pedal, Paddle isn't about the athletes, it's about the community, and SELCO understands and embraces that vision, as well, so she believes the new partnership is going to be beneficial for everyone involved, and she's looking forward to working together. "They have a lot of employees who can spread the good will of the PPP, and it's just, what's kind of exciting for us, is that it's nice to have a partner that understands the impact of the PPP to the community."
US Bank, in a surprise move, ended their nearly forty-year partnership with Mt Bachelor to sponsor the Pole, Pedal, Paddle last month, but Cogswell-Kelly says that while US Bank has been an excellent sponsor for the last 39 years, she's looking forward to working SELCO. "It's a really nice fit to have such a big commitment, but know that they truly understand the impact of the event for the community and for our non-profit organization. So, I don't think it could be any better."
The Pole, Pedal, Paddle takes place every year in May.