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Philadelphia Union Announces New Partnership with Ardent Credit Union

January 23, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Today, the Philadelphia Union announced a new partnership with Ardent Credit Union, a Philadelphia-based member-owned financial cooperative, to become the official credit union of the Philadelphia Union and Talen Energy Stadium. As a part of the agreement, Ardent will be the presenting partner of year-round youth programming, community initiatives in the Philadelphia-area, and pregame activities for fans on the plaza.

"Serving the greater-Philadelphia area is a top priority for the Philadelphia Union and something that we aim to include as a part of every partnership agreement," said Jean-Paul Dardenne, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the Philadelphia Union. "With a strong focus on the counties immediately surrounding Philadelphia, we found a perfect partner in Ardent to continue our mission to create change in our own backyard."

Ardent Credit Union will be the presenting partner of year-round youth soccer programs in the five counties served by Ardent - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. In addition, Ardent and the Philadelphia Union will produce a youth program which will provide financial education materials to schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

"We're thrilled to kick-off our partnership and financial education program with the Philadelphia Union," said Rob Werner, President & CEO of Ardent Credit Union. "We have established a legacy of supporting financial literacy and are proud to align ourselves with an organization that offers youth programs that encourage learning. As two innovative, challenger brands with grit, we are looking forward to working together."

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