It’s PenFed Day at Nationals Park!

Posted September 04 2018
by Media Relations
James and Nats

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 4, 2018 – Labor Day marked PenFed Day at Nationals Park as tens of thousands of Nats fans received Washington Nationals/PenFed co-branded shirts as they entered the Park. PenFed Credit Union President and CEO James Schenck threw the ceremonial first pitch of the game, joining leaders from U.S. presidents and professional athletes to first responders and veterans in this longstanding American baseball tradition which began in 1910.

PenFed, the nation’s second largest federal credit union, was excited to team up with the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team in their efforts to support military members. PenFed and the Nationals began a unique and expansive sponsorship deal in May. The new three-year agreement expanded upon a previous sponsorship and designated a new, special area as “PenFed Military Appreciation Section” at Nationals Park. Within the section is a ticket program, Tickets for Troops, which offers military members and their families free Nationals game tickets. PenFed’s major sponsorship also includes advertising within the stadium including an outfield wall sign, home plate rotational signage, and digital signage. PenFed also sponsors the PenFed Kids’ Fun Zone, frequented by thousands of military and civilian families each season.

Since the program began on April 27, more than 5,800 free tickets have been distributed to deserving members of the military and their families. By the end of the 2020 season, more than 23,000 free tickets will be distributed.

“The Tickets for Troops program provides a unique way for us to thank the brave men and women who heroically serve our nation,” said Schenck. “I had a great time opening the game, but there’s a reason I’m a credit union president and not a pitcher. The Nationals starting pitchers have nothing to fear from me! At the end of the day, the Washington Nationals and PenFed are proud to be on the same team, working together to serve and honor our military members.”

PenFed and the Nationals’ Tickets For Troops program makes a select number of complimentary tickets available for active-duty military members, veterans and their families to all regular season home games. Tickets for Troops are available through Active-duty, veterans, retired, and DOD-civilians can claim tickets online then pick them up in person on the day of the game. A valid military ID or proof of service must be presented on site to claim tickets.

The Nationals won against the St. Louis Cardinals 4 to 3 on September 3, 2018. 

About PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving 1.7 million members worldwide with $23.5 billion in assets. Our mission is to help members reach their financial potential. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, student loans, checking, certificates, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. We have a proud history of serving those in the Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Military Associations, eligible veterans and retirees, and their families. You may also qualify through membership in select organizations within our field of membership. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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