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Patriot League Announces PenFed Credit Union Will Return as Presenting Sponsor of Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships

January 13, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Patriot League has announced that PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, will return as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2021-22 Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

In 2020-21, PenFed Credit Union became the first Presenting Sponsor of the Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in the League history. The deal also makes PenFed Credit Union the Official Credit Union of the Patriot League.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with PenFed Credit Union as the presenting sponsor of our basketball championships,” Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel said. “They have been an important partner for the Patriot League, and one that has shared our values of educating and assisting individuals in achieving their full potential.”

As part of the agreement, PenFed Credit Union will have a significant presence throughout the Patriot League basketball season on television and as part of the League’s digital and social media platforms. PenFed Credit Union will also be present throughout the League’s spring season, including League championships.

“On behalf of PenFed’s 3,600 financial professionals and 2.6 million members, we are proud to partner with the Patriot League for the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships,” said PenFed Credit Union President/CEO and PenFed Foundation CEO James Schenck. “We support the Patriot League’s vision of student-athletes who demonstrate success both in academic achievement and athletic competition and look forward to the excitement of the championship games.”

This sponsorship was secured through JMI Sports, the exclusive multimedia rights partner of the Patriot League.

The 2021-22 PenFed Credit Union Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships feature the League’s 20 men’s and women’s basketball programs. Each game takes place at the home site of the higher seed. First-round action in the men’s championship begins Tuesday, March 1, continuing on Thursday, March 3, with quarterfinal-round play. The semifinals are on Sunday, March 6, followed by the men’s championship game on Wednesday, March 9. The women’s championship tips off on Saturday, March 5, with the quarterfinals on Monday, March 7. The women’s semifinals are set for Thursday, March 10, followed by the championship game on Sunday, March 13. Live coverage of the men’s semifinal round and the men’s and women’s championship game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. All other games are available on ESPN+.

Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving 2.2 million members worldwide with over $26 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading certificates, checking, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.


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