PenFed Credit Union and San Diego Padres Assemble Care Packages for Troops Overseas

Posted August 30 2018
by Media Relations

TYSONS, Va., August 30, 2018 — PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second largest federal credit union, and the San Diego Padres hosted a military care package assembling event to support our troops overseas following the Padres vs. Mariners afternoon game on August 29.

“PenFed is proud to work with the San Diego Padres and provide support to the brave men and women serving our country and protecting our freedoms,” said James Schenck, President and CEO, PenFed Credit Union. “This is part of our commitment to bettering the lives of others, in all that we say and do.”

Volunteers joined PenFed on the Petco Park playing field following the afternoon game to fill 750 packages with toiletries, a PenFed shaker bottle and protein powder. The assembled care packages will be distributed among three forward deployed USO locations.  

“The Padres are grateful for the opportunity to partner with PenFed in providing support and encouragement to our troops,” said Erick Greupner, Padres chief operating officer. 

All 2,500 PenFed employees from across the country were invited to take part in a thank-a-thon letter writing campaign hosted by the organization in the weeks leading up to the package assembling. Employees’ handwritten letters of appreciation – including one from Schenck – were also placed in the packages.

PenFed hosts community day events at the San Diego Miramar branch location at 9494 Miramar Road and will host its next event on September 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The events feature appearances from a San Diego Padres player and the Pad Squad, plus food, beverages, Padres ticket giveaways, and promo items.

“PenFed is proud to serve the San Diego and military community and host events that bring us all together,” said Louis Palestini, San Diego Miramar Branch manager.

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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