RENTON, WA, August 3, 2020—The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is proud to announce an enhanced partnership with Gesa Credit Union. This expanded partnership agreement reinforces Gesa as the Official Credit Union and Title Sponsor for the WIAA’s School State Championships and other additional programs.
Under this partnership, Gesa will be the exclusive Title Sponsor of WIAA initiatives such as the Sportsmanship program, Scholastic Awards program, and the Women in Sport Leadership Conference aimed at instilling lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and acceptance. With this new agreement, Gesa will play a more integral part in the WIAA’s strategic plan of increasing awareness of the benefits developed through participation in educationally-based athletic and fine arts activities.
“Gesa has built an incredible relationship with the WIAA over the last year,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “Enhancing this partnership provides Gesa a way to further impact students across Washington. I am excited to continue working together and bringing programs that positively affect change and teach lifelong lessons to our children.”
The WIAA was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington and provides access to equitable, fair, and diverse activities such as forensics, track and field, eSports, bowling, and much more.
“The goal of the WIAA is to partner with organizations that prioritize the education of our students while serving our communities. Gesa has demonstrated these same beliefs and the WIAA is ecstatic to partner with Gesa to provide lifetime memories for our students,” said Mick Hoffman, Executive Director of the WIAA.
Both the WIAA and Gesa have a strong commitment to education and will continue to work together to highlight financial education and literacy in schools, including offering resources to classrooms across the state. To learn more about Gesa Credit Union and their commitment to the community and education, visit www.gesa.com.
Gesa Credit Union
Gesa Credit Union is Washington State’s second largest credit union with over $4.0 billion in assets and over 255,000 members. Gesa is a full service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 18 branches in the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, West Richland, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima, and Spokane communities. Gesa also does business as Inspirus Credit Union, a Division of Gesa Credit Union, headquartered in Tukwila, Washington. Gesa also supports 12 student-operated high school branches. Gesa’s commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, the American Red Cross, annual youth scholarships, and free financial seminars open to members and the general public. For more information visit www.gesa.com.
Founded in 1905, the WIAA is a membership organization of over 800 middle level and high schools from every corner of the state with the goal of making memories through education-based activities. The WIAA supports and sponsors 23 sports along with five activities that incorporate over 500,000 student participants. The WIAA and its member schools believe in the value of extra-curricular activities have been linked to better standardized test scores, increased school attendance, improved physical and mental health, and a more positive student experience.