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Universal 1 Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Universal 1 Credit Union Scholar Athlete of the Week

Dayton, Ohio – Universal 1 Credit Union (U1) will proudly sponsor the 2019 Thursday Night Lights (TNL) Scholar Athlete of the Week for the third consecutive year. This Emmy-nominated national program brings live high school football game coverage to the Miami Valley. Each week, two Scholar Athletes from participating schools will receive a U1 Scholar Athlete of the Week plaque and the exclusive opportunity to compete for a $5,000 scholarship from U1.

TNL’s goal is to turn a regular season high school football game into a community-wide event. Working with the region’s high school athletic directors, the TNL crew selects each week’s best rivalry games to air on myTVDayton/Channel 45.2. The first of 10 games begin with Archbishop Alter @ Fairmont on August 29 at 7 p.m.

“Community is what ties us together. Universal 1 continues to partner in the community by living our philosophy of “People helping People”, said Jessica Jones, U1’s Senior Vice President Finance. “U1 is proud to sponsor the Universal 1 Credit Union Scholar Athlete of the Week. We are excited to be part of Thursday Night Lights and look forward to being onsite at the games with our community spirit.”

An important component of every TNL event is having the teachers and principals from the participating schools select a senior with prominent academic and athletic distinction from any of their sports programs. Those 20 athletes chosen during the 10-game season will be eligible, through a video submission, to compete for the U1 Scholar Athlete of the Year award for the $5,000 in December.

U1 invites the Miami Valley to watch TNL live on myTVDayton/Channel 45.2 or streamed live on The games replay on either FOX45 or ABC22. Check your local listings for more details.

About Universal 1 Credit Union

Universal 1 Credit Union (U1), headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is a not-for-profit financial institution that exists to create personal, community and financial well-being. With over 50,000 members, 10 locations throughout Southwest Ohio and a record of unwavering service since 1937, U1 works to empower financial life by creating the best possible experience.

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