Blaine Check Distribution Spirit Walk and Spirit Card Awards

Jason Paske, Blaine High School Principal; Shannon Gerrety, Blaine High School Activities Director; Jeff Claussen, Anoka Hennepin Credit Union President/CEO; Kim Elliott, Anoka Hennepin Credit Union Circle Pines Branch Manager; and Jim Bacigalupo, Anoka Hennepin Credit Union Executive Vice President.

Blaine, Minnesota. Anoka Hennepin Credit Union is proud to present proceeds from its Spirit Foundation’s “2017 Spirit Walk”. Blaine High School students and families raised the most funds for their school through the credit union’s foundation fundraising efforts. “What’s so great about the Spirit Walk is that the kids don’t have to sell anything to raise money for their school clubs. Grandma and Grandpa can just donate directly to Spirit Walk. The credit union, through its foundation, donated an additional $1,000 to the school… Our goal is to raise $25,000 for each high school in our field of membership” said Jeff Claussen. Thousands more were raised at the Spirit Walk by booster clubs. That money was paid directly to each club. Blaine High School Cheerleaders and Girl’s Basketball raised almost $5,000 combined for their booster clubs.


A second check was awarded for over $600 to Blaine High School for its participation in the Spirit Card Program. Every time a member uses their Spirit Debit Card, a percentage is donated to the member’s school of choice. Being a member of Anoka Hennepin Credit Union has an immediate and direct impact on our community. This is just another way we fulfill our mission to make our members’ dreams come true.



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The SPIRIT WALK is an Anoka Hennepin Credit Union Spirit Foundation fundraiser that celebrates high school students by raising funds for extra-curricular activities at local high schools. It’s a family-friendly event powered by families, volunteers, donors, teachers, students, and friends.