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Bay Federal Credit Union Selects Winner of $1,000 ‘Why I Love BayFed Sweepstakes’

Bay Federal Credit Union employees surprise sweepstakes winner Noah Lehman

 Santa Cruz’s Noah Lehman Chosen from More Than 2,800 Entries

Capitola, CA – October 19, 2017 – Noah Lehman, a Santa Cruz resident, was selected at random by Bay Federal Credit Union’s President and CEO, Carrie Birkhofer, as the winner of the “Why I Love BayFed Sweepstakes.”

Mr. Lehman, who was surprised with the news that he won while working at Woodstock’s Pizza on Wednesday, said he has been looking into buying a used car from his mom. He said he will put the money toward the down payment for the auto loan.

“I love Bay Federal because they are local and it makes me feel like I’m helping the community more than if I were to give my money to a bigger, national bank,” Mr. Lehman’s entry said.

Mr. Lehman currently attends Cabrillo College and enjoys biology. Eventually, he hopes to work in the field of biological conservation. He found out about the sweepstakes in an email newsletter from the credit union.

Bay Federal held the “Why I Love BayFed Sweepstakes” to collect stories of how the Credit Union has made a positive impact in the lives of its members and those in the community in its 60-year history. Members and non-members were invited to participate, with more than 2,800 entries coming in from across the country.

“As we celebrate our 60th anniversary year, it meant a lot to hear from so many people about how we helped change their lives,” said Ms. Birkhofer. “And I am thrilled for Noah. He seems like a kindhearted and intelligent young man.”

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 68,000 members and 1,200 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $900 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Since 2002, 100% of all employees have given their money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.

Contact: Amy Ivey, VP Marketing and Development
Bay Federal Credit Union

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