Home-run fundraising

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Members of the Bronco Federal Credit Union Relay for Life team, from left, Marie Joll, Whitney Worrell, Michelle Cobb, Shonte Walker, Shannon Hopko and Stacy Story model T-shirts they are selling to raise funds.

FRANKLIN—Bronco Federal Credit Union Greenbacks Relay for Life Team raised $1,642 during its recent Co-Ed Softball Tournament and Homerun Derby.

Overtime won the tournament, and the Bandits placed second. Homerun Derby winners were Tonya Thornton and Michael Yeary.

The credit union has been giving time to Franklin /Southampton County Relay for Life for 11 years. Each year, the team increases its goal, which is now $5,000.

“We have a great team,” said Captain Stacy Story. “They are creative with fundraising ideas. Cancer doesn’t sleep and we want to make a difference in finding a cure. We were excited so many teams played in the tournament.”

The team has raised money by selling drink huggies, “Got Hope” T-shirts, hosting a Thirty-One Party, and its Co-Ed Softball Tournament and Homerun Derby.

Bronco Federal Credit Union Relay for Life team will be hosting its Annual Yard Sale 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Bronco Federal Credit Union Stewart Drive parking lot. The cost to set up is $25 for two parking spaces. Registration forms can be picked up at the Stewart Drive Office. Contact Story, 569-3734, for more details.

Bronco Federal Credit Union employs 72 people in Franklin and Suffolk. The not-for-profit financial cooperative was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Franklin. The credit union serves more than 18,000 members through five locations.