Mark Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, invited the residential treatment home’s staff and residents to enjoy the December 9th UMass Lowell Hockey game against Merrimack College from the center ice view of the of the bank’s luxury suite.
As the River Hawks skated to a 4-1 victory over their Hockey East rivals, the young women cheered the home team on, while also dining, dancing and laughing the night away in a spot normally reserved for business big-wigs and their families.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union opened its doors in 1912 to provide financial stability to immigrants who came to Lowell from all over the world to work in textile mills during the Industrial Revolution. It is the second oldest credit union in Massachusetts and the third oldest in the United States.
Cochran and the staff at JDCU engaged the young women in conversation throughout the game, also ensuring the food trays were constantly filled with all the delicious treats available only to luxury suite ticket holders. Another highlight came when the River Hawks mascot, Rowdy, entered the luxury box to entertain the group and pose for photos. At one point, one of the residents was overheard telling her roommates; “life can be good.”
As the game ended and the young women from the residential treatment home made their way to the exits, they made sure to say a personal thank you to Cochran, his wife and JDCU staff for giving them the V.I.P. treatment and reminding them that clean living is also good living.