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San Diego County Credit Union sponsors 40th anniversary San Diego LGBT Pride celebration
SDCCU wins award for Best Credit Union in Best of Gay San Diego
6/28/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally owned financial institution, is a proud sponsor of the 40th anniversary San Diego LGBT Pride celebration, held July 18 - 20 in San Diego’s Hillcrest area.
To mark its 40th anniversary, “Reflections of Pride” is the theme of the 2014 celebration, which will honor San Diego LGBT Pride’s roots dating back to 1974, pay tribute to significant historical events of the gay rights movement and give thanks to leaders and organizations who work every day to make the community a better place.
San Diego’s Pride celebration has grown to become a premier event in California for the LGBT community, featuring a block party, mile-long parade through Hillcrest and two-day festival in Balboa Park. On Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m., the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party will kick off the weekend of festivities.
On Saturday, July 19, over 300,000 cheering spectators and thousands of participants, including Team SDCCU, will gather for the annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade. The parade—fourth largest of its kind in the United States—begins at 11 a.m. at University Ave. and Normal St.
The festival will feature more than 300 exhibit booths, including SDCCU’s, three stages of entertainment, musical, comedy and dance performers, an art exhibit, farmers market, beer gardens, wine grotto, children’s garden and food. The festival is held Saturday, July 19, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A weekend pass to the festival is $20. For more information, visit sdpride.org.
“We want to ensure that everyone feels welcome at SDCCU and supporting Pride is one way to do that while helping an organization that gives back to the community,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.
Recently, SDCCU was recognized with a Gold Award as the Best Credit Union in the Best of Gay San Diego.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.5 billion, over 266,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.