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Alliant Credit Union Employees Pull Hard For Special Olympics Illinois


A team of 20 employees from Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union recently participated in the 2010 Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Illinois, held at O'Hare International Airport. The "Alliant Advantage" team was one of nearly 30 teams from Chicago area public safety, service and business communities who pulled a 99-ton UPS airbus aircraft 20 feet in a tug-of-war style event.

Alliant Credit Union Foundation donated money to Special Olympics on behalf of the credit union's employee volunteers by paying their $50 Plane Pull registration fees totaling $1,000. Additionally, pledges were made by friends and family of several team members, according to Alliant Advantage team captain Angelica Garcia. "Moving that plane gave us quite a feeling of accomplishment," she added, "along with the good feeling of helping Special Olympics."

David W. Mooney, Alliant Credit Union President & CEO and President of its charitable foundation, saluted participating Alliant employees and said, "Our Foundation is delighted to donate to such a worthy cause as Special Olympics, and we especially like supporting the volunteerism of our credit union's employees."

Headquartered near O'Hare at Touhy Avenue and Wolf Road, Alliant Credit Union is celebrating its 75th year of service. Alliant is America's seventh largest credit union in asset size with over $7 billion in assets and nearly 260,000 members nationwide. Alliant's members include employees, family members and retirees of United Airlines and other select employee groups and qualifying communities in the Chicago area. Alliant Credit Union Foundation was established through a credit union grant in 2009.

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