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|WaMu Teams up with 49ers and Raiders to Score Touchdowns for Tots|
Each time the 49ers and Raiders score a touchdown during the regular season, WaMu will donate $500 to the respective elementary school beneficiary for each of the teams. Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco is recipient of WaMu's donation for 49ers touchdowns, while Emerson Elementary School in Oakland will receive the money for each Raiders TD.
WaMu is also pleased to welcome two new player-spokesmen for this year's Touchdown for Tots program: Vernon Davis, tight end, for the San Francisco 49ers; and Ronald Curry, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders.
"Hundreds of Bay Area kids and their families have benefited from WaMu's Touchdowns for Tots since we began the program, and we're thrilled to be able to kick it off again in 2007," said Alan Elias, senior vice president for WaMu. "The 49ers and Raiders have a strong tradition of assisting children's programs and it is our pleasure to team up in 2007 to further support education."
Since this program began in 2000, WaMu has donated more than $278,000 to the communities where its employees live and work, including a large presence in the Bay Area.
"We hope the 49ers and Raiders have very successful seasons, score lots of touchdowns, and make us write out two big checks," Elias said.
Throughout the 2007 season, play-by-play announcers on the 49ers and Raiders Radio Networks will acknowledge WaMu's $500 contributions each time the teams score a touchdown. Radio spots featuring Davis and Curry will air during the respective game broadcasts, with each player also appearing on in-stadium videos and in GameDay programs promoting the Touchdown for Tots program at each home game.
In addition to the 49ers and Raiders, WaMu's Touchdowns for Tots program is also conducted in Dallas (All-Pro tight end Jason Witten is the player-spokesman) where the company has a large employee presence.
WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading consumer and small business banks. At June 30, 2007, WaMu and its subsidiaries had assets of $312.22 billion. The company has a history dating back to 1889 and its subsidiary banks currently operate approximately 2,700 consumer and small business banking stores throughout the nation. WaMu's press releases are available at http://newsroom.wamu.com.
SOURCE: Washington Mutual
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