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Suncoast Credit Union’s Every Hit is a Win Rays promotion benefits the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties!

Spring Hill, Florida (September 21, 2023) It has been a great time to root for the Rays and celebrate our home team! Earlier this year Suncoast Credit Union (SCU) launched their program Every Hit is a Win with Suncoast in partnership with The Tampa Bay Rays. For every Rays hit, SCU donates $78.00 (for their 78 branches) up to a monthly maximum of $15,000. The total donation is distributed each month among three nonprofits based on the percentage of votes made for each on the SCU Facebook page.

We’re pleased to announce that the Suncoast Credit Union’s Every Hit is a Win donation of $6,900.00 was awarded to the Coalition, which produced the highest voting results with 46% of the total votes received! The donation will undoubtedly serve to support some of the Coalition’s early literacy initiatives and early education programs such as the START Initiative, which is a free parent workshop for Pasco and Hernando County families focused on the significance of parent-child interactions. “We would like to express our gratitude to Suncoast Credit Union and The Tampa Bay Rays for their collaboration to give back to local nonprofit organizations. Many thanks to the public and our community of supporters on social media who voted and helped spread the word about this promotion.” stated Executive Director, Steve Knobl. Ph.D.

“This is the first year of our ‘Every Hit is a Win’ program and with 15 nonprofit organizations receiving over $70,000 over the last 5 months, we believe this is what success looks like. Partnering with our hometown Tampa Bay Rays is always fun but the real winners are those in our community working to build a better world for others,” said Kevin Johnson, President and CEO of Suncoast Credit Union.

SCU invited 15 organizations to a reception on September 19th at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg during the Rays game to receive their donation awards alongside the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties. Details about the monthly promotion can be found on the website here: For more details about our mission for early childhood education, visit us at


About ELCPH: About the Coalition: The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. is a 501c3 organization and one of 30 Early Learning Coalitions in Florida. Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program is for all children who are four-years old on or before September 1. School Readiness provides subsidized childcare for low-to-moderate income working families. The nonprofit serves over 10,000 children between infancy and twelve-years old, working with over 266 childcare providers in both counties. Visit us at

About Suncoast Credit Union: Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the 10th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $17 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 76 full-service branches and serves more than one million members across Florida. As a community credit union, anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Suncoast Credit Union’s service area is eligible for membership. In 2021, Suncoast Credit Union’s field of membership was expanded to include public K-12 teachers, college educators, and educational support staff from all of Florida’s 67 counties. Suncoast is passionate about community support. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $40 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education, and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit

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