WABASH, Ind. (Jan. 17, 2024) – Beacon Credit Union recently donated $1000 to MyTeam Triumph-Northern Indiana.
MyTeam Triumph-Northern Indiana is an athletic ride-along program. It was created for people with disabilities to be able to experience endurance events like road races.
Todd Schindler, MyTeam Triumph-Northern Indiana Wabash County Coordinator, said the donation will help them get closer to their company’s goal of getting six race chairs for Wabash County.
The donation will go toward the purchasing of two more race chairs, which will be used for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 4.
“What they mean to the community is more people with disabilities and special abilities will be able to participate in endurance sports with us,” Schindler stated.
He said the person riding in the chair is a captain and the leader of the team and the person pushing the race chair is called an angel, because they’re there to provide the captains with the ability to complete the race.
“The finish time is all for the captain in the chair,” Schindler said.
Megan Callahan, Beacon Credit Union District Member Center Manager, stated it is great to know Beacon Credit Union’s donation to the nonprofit will provide opportunities to members of the local community.
“Being a volunteer Angel for MyTeam Triumph, I have seen the joy it brings to our Captains first hand,” Callahan said. “I am blessed to work for an organization such as Beacon Credit Union, that makes giving back to our local community a priority.”
Pictured: (front) Kim Krom; (back from left) Beacon Credit Union District Member Center Manager Megan Callahan; Director of Day Services Arc of Wabash Lindsay Swihart; Beacon Credit Union Member Center Manager Brandi Stackhouse; Beacon Credit Union Member Center Manager Madyson Boyer; MyTeam Triumph-Northern Indiana Wabash County Coordinator Todd Schindler; and Matt Bohner.
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Since 1931, Beacon Credit Union has provided quality financial services responsive to the needs of its member-owners. Serving 50 Indiana counties, Beacon consists of over 47,000 members and manages assets of approximately $1.5 Billion.