“Participating in the RivALZ game is a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for a worthy cause while getting the chance to beat up on that other school. The competitive energy creates a fun environment and incentive to out play and out fundraise the other team, while in the end, we’re all working toward the same goal.”— Chad, Credit Union employee
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Published: Jun 7, 2018

Employees Help to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease at Third Annual Michigan RivALZ Game

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On May 19, MSUFCU employees participated in the 2018 Michigan State vs. Michigan RivALZ Flag Football game, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The annual RivALZ event is where two teams of women compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness, and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.


Despite rainy conditions on MSU’s campus, Team MSU was able to keep the RivALZ trophy in East Lansing for another year with a final score of 33-22 over Team Michigan


“I was very happy to have been able to help coach team Michigan State in this year’s RivALZ game in our second victory over team Michigan! Our Head Coach Chad Schaberg put together some great plays, but the key to our success the past two years has been a player-led effort,” said Rico, a Credit Union employee and Team MSU Coach.


“The RivALZ game is a great focal piece, to bring together two great advocacy groups for a fun activity with a focus on fundraising. I love to participate in this event because of the spirit of comraderie and competition that brings two groups together for a common goal.”


The Credit Union was proud to support the event as the Touchdown Sponsor for the third year. Additionally, MSUFCU made a contribution to each Credit Union player’s fundraising efforts.


“It was inspiring to hear MSUFCU’s name announced every time our team made a touchdown. I’m so proud to be a part of a company that supports our community and organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Lauren, a Credit Union employee and Team MSU player.


Through corporate sponsorships and personal donations, the event raised more than $11,300. This brings Michigan RivALZ’s three year fundraising total to over $68,000. All funds raised for RivALZ goes directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.