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NEFCU/Lake Monsters "CHAMP Sightings"

Free CHAMP appearances offered to non-profit organizations
February 26, 2014

BURLINGTON, VT --- New England Federal Credit Union and the Vermont Lake Monsters will be teaming up this year to actively support the community by offering free CHAMP appearances (called "CHAMP Sightings") to non-profit organizations and other programs that share their commitment to enhancing the well being of the local communities.

"Over the past 20 years, CHAMP has become an integral part of the community, but there are still events each year that we have wanted to participate in but were unable to." said Nate Cloutier, Lake Monsters' General Manager. "We are very fortunate to have teamed up with such a wonderful community partner such as NEFCU, who shares our vision for giving back to the community and having fun while doing so."

CHAMP, the mascot for the Lake Monsters since the team's first season in the New York-Penn League back in 1994, has always been available for appearances in the community for a fee. But this new partnership between NEFCU and the Lake Monsters will give certain organizations and programs the opportunity to have CHAMP make an appearance at their event for no charge.

Organizations and programs interested in participating in the "CHAMP Sightings" program, and having CHAMP attend their event for free must submit a formal application that can be downloaded here from CHAMP Sightings page in Community section of website. Please note that depending on the event location, travel costs may apply. Interested parties should submit a formal application as soon as possible, as appearances are limited.

"The Vermont Lake Monsters and NEFCU share a deep commitment to supporting the community," said Cindy Morgan, NEFCU Senior Marketing Executive. "We are pleased to help bring 'CHAMP Sightings' to organizations in our area."

If an organization or program does not fit the requirements of the "CHAMP Sightings" program, regular CHAMP appearance requests can be made by calling (802) 655-4200 or downloading application here from CHAMP Appearances page in Kids Zone section of website. Regular rates do apply - $100 per hour, plus travel expenses.

Paul Stanfield is the Media Relations Director for the Vermont Lake Monsters.