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After forming in 2020 and having its inaugural season pushed back by two years due to the pandemic, the Bay Area Panthers, an Indoor Football League team in San Jose, Calif., is finally ready to play – and a local credit union will be by its side as presenting sponsor.

The $2 billion, San Jose-based Meriwest Credit Union announced Wednesday it had signed a multi-year deal to become the Panthers’ presenting sponsor, starting with the team’s 2022 season kickoff game on March 21 against the San Diego Strike Force at San Jose’s SAP Center arena. The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based PIVOT, a full-service marketing and sponsorship agency, was hired to broker the sponsorship agreement, Meriwest said.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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