SPIRE Credit Union Hosts Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration at CHS Field
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
SPIRE Credit Union - ST. PAUL, Minnesota (August 31, 2016) - SPIRE Credit Union hosted Anchors Aweigh! night at CHS Field on August 4, 2016. St. Paul Saints fans were greeted by the 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassadors, which includes SPIRE Credit Union’s President & CEO, Dan Stoltz, the Aquatennial Commodore; and SPIRE’s VP of Member & Partner Development, Jim Ganger, Aquatennial Captain. SPIRE made a splash in front of nearly 9,000 in attendance, (7,200 is considered a sellout). Limited edition 2017 Aquatennial Commodore bobbleheads were given out to the first 1,000 fans, and all fans received a SPIRE paper wave crown.
After driving Archie, SPIRE’s 1952 work truck, to the mound alongside St. Paul Saints player, Angelo Songco, Dan Stoltz threw out the first pitch of the game.
The 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassadors led the crowd in a rousing rendition of Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch. Other events included the Minneapolis Aquatennial Captains escorting Pablo Pigcaso onto the field, and participating in the SPIRE Tire race.
SPIRE has twenty+ year partnership with the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball franchise, and is a founding partner of CHS Field. SPIRE received naming rights to the right field home run porch that sits atop an 18-foot wall at the ballpark.
Photo: The 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassadors sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game at SPIRE’s Anchors Aweigh! night (L-R) Queen of the Lakes, Carolyn Meyer; Aquatennial Commodore, Dan Stoltz, President & CEO, SPIRE Credit Union; Aquatennial Captain, Sarah Schrader; Aquatennial Princess, Kassandra Scherping; and Aquatennial Captain, Jim Ganger, Vice President of Member & Partner Development, SPIRE Credit Union
About SPIRE Credit Union: SPIRE Credit Union has been proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934, and is a full-service financial institution committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 16 branches across the metro area and throughout northern Minnesota.
About the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization: The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a Minnesota nonprofit and a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. The AAO focuses its efforts in three areas: Community, Leadership, and Scholarship. Throughout each year Aquatennial ambassadors visit dozens of communities and festivals throughout Minnesota and across North America to build strong relationships and promote the Aquatennial festival and Minneapolis. Additionally, the ambassadors also volunteer time in service for other deserving organizations.