ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shortly after 7 a.m. under gray skies on a crisp Sunday morning that gave a hint of the approaching fall season, Navy and Air Force Half Marathon participants took their places at the starting line. At the sound of the gun, they took to the streets surrounding the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on what many would describe as a perfect day for a race.
PenFed Credit Union President and CEO James Schenck said, "Sponsoring fitness-oriented events like the Navy and Air Force Half Marathon and Navy Five-Miler sends a positive message to PenFed Credit Union team members. It's also a wonderful event with which we are proud to be associated."
Schenck said, "I'm always looking for opportunities to encourage our employees to live healthy lifestyles. We promoted the half marathon and the five-miler internally with an offer to pay the entrance fees for any of our employees who wanted to participate."
Tammy Darvish, PenFed executive vice president for business development and government affairs, joined the PenFed employees who participated. Darvish, who ran the half, described the event as a win-win. She said, "When we sponsor and are actively involved in something like this event, not only do we highlight the PenFed brand and make it more visible, we actually get the chance to meet and connect with people in the communities that we serve."
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving 1.3 million members worldwide; with nearly $18 billion in assets. Its long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while being responsive to members' needs. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking and a wide range of other financial services with its members' interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union serves a diverse population, and no military service is required to join. We offer many paths to membership, including numerous employee groups and association affiliations. It's easy to apply. We invite you to come see why you belong at PenFed Credit Union. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. PenFed Credit Union does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and is a member of NAFCU. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org.