USA Paralympic Team member Amy Dixon with bicycle Screenshot of USA Paralympic Team member Amy Dixon from her GoFundMe page.

As the world turns its attention to the kickoff of the Tokyo Olympics Friday, Mission Federal Credit Union is focused on the Paralympics taking place later in the summer – and one athlete in particular.

The $4.5 billion, San Diego-based Mission Fed announced Thursday that it is sponsoring Amy Dixon, a local athlete and member of the USA Paralympic Team, with a $5,000 match. Dixon, who is vision impaired and based in Encinitas, Calif., is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, a seven-time ITU Gold Medalist, a current two-time U.S. National Champion triathlete, the USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion and ranked sixth in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings. She’ll compete at the Paralympics in Tokyo from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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