AmeriCU employees take the plunge for the 12th Annual B’Ville Big Chill

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BALDWINSVILLE, NY – February 4, 2019: Employees of AmeriCU braved the cold temperatures and even chillier waters when they plunged into the icy Seneca River at the B’ville Big Chill event, held in Baldwinsville on January 26. The annual winter event showcased a variety of local eateries, featured music, and included a Best in Bowl chili competition. The plunge raised money for the Baldwinsville community and its local charities.

AmeriCU was a proud sponsor of the event for the third year in a row, while AmeriCU’s Project Management Officer Dora Iles, Technical Support Analyst Kelly Tompkins, and Digital Marketing Manager Jeff Paino participated in the plunge.

“The electricity in the air was almost enough to keep me warm,” quipped Jeff Paino. “It was an exhilarating experience and we were proud to represent Team AmeriCU to help raise money for the children and families in Baldwinsville.”

Team AmeriCU raised $830 from 33 donors ahead of their polar plunge.



About The B’Ville Big Chill

The 2019 B'ville Big Chill is presented by The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville and the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC).  Rotary supports children and families in Baldwinsville with scholarships, educational, and other social and community services. The GBCC provides resources and support to local business, maintains the Baldwinsville Visitor Center, offers a scholarship to high school students, and supports initiative to make Baldwinsville the best place to work, live, and play.


About AmeriCU

AmeriCU Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving nine counties in Central and Northern New York. AmeriCU Credit Union is located in central New York and is among New York State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. The organization has built relationships with members since 1950 and currently serves more than 130,000 members world-wide through its 19 full-service Financial Center locations and Member Service Center. For more information, visit 


Caption: Photo featuring Team AmeriCU (from L to R) : AmeriCU’s Dora Iles, Jeff Paino, and Kelly Tompkins.



Post Date

Feb 4th 2019