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Universal 1 Credit Union Announces Exclusive Naming Rights Partnership with The Flyght Academy

Universal 1 Flyght Dome

Dayton, Ohio – Universal 1 Credit Union (U1), a not-for-profit financial institution based in Dayton, OH, is pleased to announce its exclusive naming rights partnership for the Universal 1 Flyght Dome. The 10-year partnership with The Flyght Academy will showcase a 50,000 sq. ft. sports dome, situated just off HWY 49 in Trotwood, OH.

Flyght Academy Complex Mockup
Universal 1 Flyght Dome mockup

The Universal 1 Flyght Dome will feature state-of-the-art amenities, including four full-size basketball courts, six volleyball courts, an indoor turf soccer field, concessions, and a weight room. The dome is set to open this fall, with community walkthroughs scheduled for the end of July during Flyght Week. U1 will be the exclusive financial institution for the finished 32-acre sports complex; Flyghtwood.

“U1 is honored to have this opportunity to partner with The Flyght Academy. We are proud to have the Universal 1 name on the dome as a visible sign of our commitment to the community and our membership,” said Universal 1 Credit Union’s Jessica Jones, President/CEO. “This long-term commitment strengthens our relationship and helps us to meet our members where they are.  The Flyght Academy has a holistic approach with youth which also includes financial literacy to prepare them for their future.  We are aligned with Chris Wright’s vision and it’s our honor to be associated with a great program. 

"I’m thankful for Universal 1 Credit Union (U1), their leadership, and their belief in the growth of the community. “U only get 1 home”, which is why this partnership is a blessing to be happening in my hometown. The opening of the Universal 1 Flyght Dome is going to help bring revitalization not only to the West side of Dayton, but the entire region, and I thank God for the vision”, said Flyght Academy CEO/Owner, Chris Wright.

The Universal 1 Flyght Dome will operate on a 52-week schedule, with the reservation calendar set to be released to the public in June 2023. Please contact Katie Valentine at kvalentine@theflyghtacademy.com for interest in a sponsorship at the complex.


About Universal 1 Credit Union

Universal 1 Credit Union (U1) is a not-for-profit financial institution that exists to create personal, community and financial wellbeing. With over 50,000 members and more than 85 years of service, U1 has been serving members in the Dayton, Ohio area since 1937. U1 is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio and has 9 locations throughout Southwest Ohio. U1’s mission is to provide service ‘Beyond What You Expected’ and makes sure members receive the professional guidance they need in handling their finances. Visit U1’s website at www.u1cu.org for more information.

About Flyght Academy

Flyght Academy was established in 2014 by former NBA player and UD alum, Chris “Flyght” Wright. Wright purchased 32-acres from the United Theological Seminary in 2021 and has plans to build a Sports, Life, and Leadership Campus, beginning with phase 1 - Sports Dome. The Flyght Academy’s goal is to provide a preeminent platform for individuals and teams to develop skills and compete on a nationally-known platform. We offer various services to help individuals identify, refine, and perfect their skills on-and-off the court. Additional information for the Flyght Academy can be found on their website at www.theflyghtacademy.com.


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