The $1.5 billion, 135,700-member Genisys Credit Union recently sponsored the 31st annual Plymouth Ice Festival in Kellogg Park in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth. The individual and team events drew talent from a number of local schools, including Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Oakland Community College, Artists Institute of Michigan, University of Michigan and Macomb Community College.
“The student competition is a wonderful tradition that students always look forward to,” said Martin Pawlusiak, the festival manager. “So many professional carvers got their start at the Plymouth Ice Festival over the years - including three world champion carvers. It provides a great opportunity for students to develop and learn the art and skill of ice carving.”
“None of this could have been possible without the loyal support and participation of sponsors like Genisys Credit Union,” said Pawlusiak.
“The college carving competition is a great way to bring local colleges and universities together,” said Jackie Buchanan, president/CEO at Genisys in Auburn Hills, Mich. “Genisys Credit Union is proud to be a part of something that has been around for more than 30 years”.