Royal Credit Union Foundation Gives $50,000 to Osceola Medical Center for “Sport Court”

Jan 04 2017 | Written By Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

The Royal Credit Union Sport Court is a versatile, multipurpose outdoor facility available for the entire Osceola community. Located on the Osceola Medical Center campus, and managed by Wild River Fitness, the Sport Court offers outdoor activities for all ages.  The Royal Credit Union Foundation donated $50,000 to the medical center and received naming rights to the court.

The Royal Credit Union Foundation’s core purpose is to create a positive impact in the communities served by Royal Credit Union. “This Sport Court fits our purpose and focus perfectly because it offers the community, including the youth, a chance to have fun and enjoy spending time together,” said John Sackett, Royal Credit Union Foundation President.

The Royal Credit Union Sport Court provides a community outlet - a place of recreation and gathering, a place for outdoor activities that are good for the mind, body, and soul. The Sport Court is also a fun and safe environment, even after dark with the lighting and fencing that surround it.  “Osceola Medical Center demonstrated great foresight and determination to help create this opportunity for all the residents of Osceola,” commented Sackett.

The Osceola Medical Center is an integral and vital part of the community, taking pride in their stewardship, from providing care for those in need to offering activities and opportunities for improving health.

"A dream of a family outdoor activity space became a reality with the generous gift from the Royal Credit Union Foundation. Their commitment will impact the health of our community," said Karen Elkin, chair of the Osceola Community Health Foundation.

The Royal Credit Union Sport Court offers options for basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton or Pickle ball, and Shuffle board. The Sport Court is open to the public, based on availability, and can be reserved for private use.


About the Royal Credit Union Foundation

The Royal Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2013 to create a positive impact in the communities Royal Credit Union serves.  The Foundation exists to improve the lives of Royal’s Members and their neighbors by funding impactful and lasting projects. The Foundation supports organizations located in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Currently, it has awarded over $2.3 million in grants.


About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 160,000 Members with 25 full service offices. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. Royal is certified by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 18 counties in Western Wisconsin or 12 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Eau Claire, Chippewa, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Marathon, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood.  Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.