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VyStar named Official Credit Union of Orlando Solar Bears

Wednesday, December 16th
VyStar named Official Credit Union of Orlando Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears are excited to introduce VyStar Credit Union as the franchise’s official credit union. As part of a multi-year partnership, the Solar Bears and VyStar will work together to provide fans with many premium benefits, including a co-branded VyStar debit card that will be available for order in early 2021.

With this partnership, VyStar members are immediately eligible for exclusive discounts and ticket offers. Members who use any VyStar debit or credit card to purchase tickets on the Solar Bears website or at the Solar Bears box office will receive a 30% discount on tickets to all home games — and special deals for Sunday home games, including free tickets for the first 100 fans (limit 2 per person) and unlimited access to buy one, get one free tickets after the first 100 are sold.

“For almost 70 years, VyStar Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial lives of its members and supporting the communities it serves,” Solar Bears president Chris Heller said. “We are thrilled to see VyStar’s commitment to connect with our enthusiastic fanbase throughout Central Florida with our home opener for the 2020-21 season less than two weeks away.”

“We can’t think of a more exciting way to further immerse ourselves in Orlando’s lively culture,” said Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO, VyStar Credit Union. “More than a partnership, this is two passionate organizations teaming up to invest in and give back to the loyal Solar Bears fan base and Central Florida community.”

To become a VyStar member and to learn more about the benefits offered to VyStar members and Solar Bears fans, visit www.vystarcu.org/solarbears.

The Solar Bears continue the 2020-21 season, presented by XYMOPrint, when they visit the Wheeling Nailers on Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:10 p.m. Orlando’s first home game of the 2020-21 season will be played at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. 

About VyStar Credit Union:

Formerly Jax Navy Federal Credit Union, VyStar was chartered in 1952 by 12 founding members with $60 at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville to provide military service men and women, civil service employees and their families a safe place to save and borrow money.

Today, VyStar is the second-largest credit union in Florida with more than $9.8 billion in assets and 760,000 members. They are the 17th-largest credit union in the country among more than 5,800 credit unions by asset size. VyStar is the largest mortgage lender in Northeast Florida and a major employer in the region with over 1,900 employees.

VyStar has 60 full-service branches including Central Florida locations in downtown Orlando, Sanford, Oviedo and The Villages at Wildwood. Additional VyStar branch locations in Mount Dora and Winter Garden will open in 2021. VyStar has 17 high school branches and over 230 ATMs conveniently located in North to Central Florida, and a network of more than 20,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the U.S.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In eight seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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