For Immediate Release
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February 01, 2008
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062

Big Brother and Little Brother Get Tickets and VIP Access to the Super Bowl

Arizona State Credit Union Donates Prize Package to Essay Contest Winner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

Phoenix, Ariz.—While there will be many VIPs at the Super Bowl this Sunday, not all of them are celebrities. John Karpowich of Awatukhee has received two tickets to the Super Bowl this Sunday through a donation by Arizona State Credit Union and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. True heroes were given the opportunity to be nominated by their Little Brothers or Little Sisters to receive a prize package for two to the Super Bowl through an essay writing contest. More than 40 essays were judged, and Karpowich's Little Brother, through heart-warming anecdotes and a great sense of appreciation, won the essay writing contest.

The essay-writing prompt was "Why does my Big (Brother or Sister) deserve to go to the Super Bowl?" The prize-winning essay from Karpowich's 16 year-old Little Brother reveals an exceptionally developed level of maturity. The winning essay included personal stories and true recognition of Karpowich's positive influence on his Little Brother. After telling a story of Big Brother rescuing him from an ATV accident, the Little Brother writes, "he helps me stay focused and unaffected by the negative behavior of others. He has instilled an unshakeable, positive, and confident attitude within me."

"Arizona State Credit Union is proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and the wonderful people who participate in their programs," said President/CEO David E. Doss. "It is an honor to be able to fulfill the dreams of Mr. Karpowich and his Little Brother."

The package includes two tickets on the lower level in the 20 to Goal area and entrance for two to VIP Parties before and after the game. The pre-game party will host celebrities including Hall of Fame Defensive Back Ronnie Lott (who is also doing the ceremonial coin toss) and 1979 Rookie of the Year Otis Anderson.

About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.1 billion full service not-for profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Founded in 1951, the Credit Union has grown dramatically and provides a full line of financial products at 22 offices across the state. Arizona State Credit Union is proud to be locally owned and operated and welcomes membership from both business and individual members.


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