Clearview Federal Credit Union and Pitt Athletics Team Up for Watson

Clearview Federal Credit Union recently donated $10,800 to The Watson Institute. The donation is the result of a special “Points for Pediatrics” program, through which Clearview partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball and Football teams for the 2014-2015 seasons. As part of the program, Clearview pledged to make a $40 donation for each 3-point basket made by the Pitt Men’s Basketball team, and a $100 donation for every “extra point” made by the Pitt Men’s Football team.

During the 2014-2015 basketball season, the Pitt players made a total of 155 3-point baskets, earning a $6,200 donation from Clearview. The football team made a total of 46 extra points throughout their regular season, earning a $4,600 donation for a combined total of $10,800. This is the sixth year in a row that Clearview has sponsored the Points for Pediatrics program with The Pittsburgh Panthers, and the second year that Clearview has participated for both the football and basketball seasons in one year.

On May 18, 2015, CEO and President Mark S. Brennan  presented a check totaling $10,800 to a group of staff members from The Watson Institute, in addition to students and staff from the Friendship Academy. To cheer on the cause, several Pitt Cheerleaders also attended the presentation, along with Pitt’s Women’s Basketball Coach Suzie McConnell Serio and Men’s Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon.

Clearview’s CEO and President Mark S. Brennan, commented, “We are very proud to partner with Pitt Athletics to support The Watson Institute and their wonderful work educating children with special needs. Our Credit Union family has been touched by the cause of The Watson Institute, and we are very grateful for the chance to support them.”

John Tull, Associate General Manager, Pitt IMG Sports Marketing, commented, “Pitt is always excited to partner with Clearview Federal Credit Union. Being able to work side by side with Clearview to benefit a great charity like The Watson Institute is very gratifying and something we look forward to each season. We are happy to see such a large donation being made.”

Marilyn Hoyson, Chief Operating Officer at The Watson Institute, commented, “On behalf of the students and faculty at The Watson Institute, I thank Clearview Federal Credit Union for selecting us as the beneficiary of this year’s Points for Pediatrics program.  I’d also like to thank the University of Pittsburgh athletes, whose excellence on the field and on the court resulted in Clearview’s generous donation.”