Meet a Sponsor: Prospera Credit Union

Prospera Credit Union employees got bold and cold at the 2020 Vancouver Polar Plunge.
Prospera Credit Union employees got bold and cold at the 2020 Vancouver Polar Plunge.

Prospera Credit Union’s generous support has made a big splash for Special Olympics BC!

A valued provincial partner since 2017, Prospera Credit Union (formerly known as Westminster Savings Credit Union) helps power the Polar Plunge for SOBC, celebrates inspiring athletes through their profile series, and finds ways to step up and support Special Olympics BC’s life-changing programs. 

The longtime Presenting Sponsor of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC, Prospera helped build the event into a successful fundraiser that is an absolute blast for everyone involved. 

As the Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Polar Plunge, Prospera helped raise $250,000 in essential funds to support athletes getting back to the sports and SOBC communities that matter to them.  From Tofino to Cranbrook, White Rock to Smithers, and everywhere in between, participants stepped up to get bold and cold in support of SOBC.

“Thank you to all the plungers, sponsors, and donors for their generosity. Thank you for helping athletes like me to get back in the game” said James Clifford, an SOBC – Abbotsford athlete and longtime plunger at the 2022 Polar Plunge Closing Ceremony.

Watch the recap of the 2022 event.

Prospera shines a spotlight on Special Olympics BC athletes and their achievements through their Athlete of the Month series. Featured on Prospera’s website and social media channels, these monthly profiles create awareness for SOBC athletes and programs. 

Throughout our partnership, Prospera has gone above and beyond to find ways to support SOBC. This has included having members participate in the SOBC Classic Golf Tournament, sending teams to the motionball Marathon of Sport Vancouver, and drafting Team BC athletes for Special Olympics Canada Games.    

We are very grateful to Prospera Credit Union for all they do to support Special Olympics BC athletes