July 14, 2017— Eight children cruised the bicycle aisle with Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) President and CEO Bob Falk, and Vice President of Information Technology Matthew Lerzak the morning of July 12 at the West Lafayette Walmart store. The children chose new bicycles, helmets and bike locks as part of Purdue Federal’s annual donation to the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) camp.
This year the credit union, Matthew Lerzak and his wife Paula, gave bicycles to four girls and four boys who had attended camp for the previous five days. Recipients were randomly selected based on their good attendance, which is part of the four pillars of character—kindness, fairness, courage and caring—emphasized during PALS. Purdue Federal is proud to support this initiative and recognize campers for their achievements.
As part of Purdue Federal’s commitment to youth financial literacy, the credit union’s staff also taught PALS campers about budgeting and setting savings goals through a variety of age-specific, fun exercises and games during camp.