Super Bowl Rekindles Old Brewery Rivalry: Olympia vs. Coors, Local Charities…

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by O Bee Credit Union For years Olympia Brewery and Coors Brewery enjoyed a friendly rivalry. Now with the Seahawks and Broncos in the Super Bowl, the rivalry has been rekindled. O Bee Credit Union (WA) and Coors Credit Union (CO) have historic connections to those breweries. To celebrate their teams’ success, they have a friendly bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl. Each will choose a charity that will benefit and it’s up to the fans to decide. It’s the “Super Battle of the Brewery Credit Unions,” said Lee Wojnar of O Bee Credit Union. Seahawk fans can show their support with a “like” on  O Bee’s Facebook page and Bronco fans can do the same for  Coors. For each like, the credit unions will donate $1, up to $500, to a local charity.“If the Seahawks win, Coors will also donate to our charity,” said O Bee CEO James Collins. “And if they lose by some freak of nature, we will donate to theirs.”“Simply put, the Broncos will win and we will raise money for charity,” said Coors Credit Union CEO, Tracie Wilcox.The sparring will continue until the outcome of the Super Bowl is decided on February 2. No matter the outcome, the winners will be two charities: O Bee has chosen ForKids, a program that feeds homeless and hungry children through the Thurston County Food Bank. Coors CU will be donating to the Peyback Foundation, established by Peyton Manning, it provides leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk and disadvantaged youth.About O Bee Credit Union O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 16, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full service non-profit credit union, owned by its members, has five branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, West Olympia and Yelm. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit www.obee.com for more information about O Bee Credit Union.last_img read more