PenFed Credit Union and San Diego Wave FC Partner for Military Appreciation Night
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TYSONS, Va., May 27, 2023 ~ On Friday, May 26th, PenFed Credit Union, the nation's second-largest federal credit union, served as the presenting partner of the San Diego Wave's Military Appreciation Night at Snapdragon Stadium. The night featured numerous military activations, including inviting 1,000 military members and their families to attend the match.

PenFed Chief Marketing Officer and SVP Gaurav Bhatia and Manager of Partnership Marketing AJ Oskuie were in attendance to show their support for the national military and defense community. PenFed President/CEO James Schenck said "It was an honor to partner with the Wave to show appreciation for the many veterans and active-duty service members and their families in the San Diego region."

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The pre-game ceremony began with a special flyover from an all-female pilot squadron from the U.S. Navy followed by an honorary coin toss featuring two Wave staff who are current or transitioning military members. During the game, a Military Hero of the Match was featured on the video board and at halftime 12 Marines and support staff representing MCRD SD's first gender-integrated platoon were recognized on-field.

PenFed has a long history of supporting military charities through donations up to 2% of its annual net income. The PenFed Foundation, founded by PenFed Credit Union in 2001, has provided more than $40 million in financial support to veterans, active-duty service members, families, and caregivers since its inception.
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