FSU Credit Union showed its support for the Tyler Biggins Foundation and their mission with a donation of $2,940 on March 24 at their annual basketball tournament.
Members who took out an auto loan in February made a direct impact on the Tyler Biggins Foundation with a $10 donation toward our Borrow 4 Less – Give Back More program. Each month, the credit union supports a different local charity or nonprofit organization.
The Tyler Biggins Foundation was established in 2013, the year after a horrific downtown Tallahassee car crash claimed the lives of 9-year-old Tyler Biggins, his best friend and his best friend’s mother. Their vehicle was struck by a driver under the influence of synthetic marijuana. Parents Marvin and Tracey Biggins work to keep their son’s legacy alive and make a difference in their community by helping to send as many deserving students to college as possible through annual scholarships.
“The loss of Tyler Biggins, Vincent Vickers, and Shakeila Vickers was a terrible tragedy for our entire community,” said Michael Phillips, Vice President of Administration for FSU Credit Union. “We’re proud to work with the Tyler Biggins Foundation and support its mission of setting our community’s youth up for educational success.”
The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors who have completed at least 20 hours of community service and hold a cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater. It’s just one of the many ways that the Biggins have worked to directly impact the local community following the death of their son.
To raise funds for the scholarships, the Biggins created an annual basketball tournament in memory of Tyler, giving local youth the chance to play the sport that Tyler loved. The Tyler Biggins Memorial Basketball Tournament was held from March 23-25. For details on future events or for more information, visit the Tyler Biggins Foundation website.
The Tyler Biggins Foundation also holds an annual school supply drive and adopt-a-student Christmas program for Ruediger Elementary students; Easter and Thanksgiving donation initiatives for the Walker Ford Community Center; and works with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to spread awareness of the dangers of driving while impaired.
For more information regarding the Tyler Biggins Memorial Scholarship, or to download an application, visit the Tyler Biggins Foundation website.
Borrow 4 Less, Give Back More has allowed FSU Credit Union to donate more than $200,000 to local organizations since 2013. It’s a win-win situation for FSU Credit Union members, as they can play a role in raising funds for local charities by financing or refinancing their vehicle at a great rate. It’s a team effort that directly helps to improve local lives throughout the entire year. For more information on how FSU Credit Union works to give back to our community, visit our Borrow 4 Less, Give Back More page.