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SPIRE Welcomes Baseball Great Tony Oliva as Newest Partner

April 29, 2022
SPIRE Welcomes Baseball Great Tony Oliva as Newest Partner

SPIRE Credit Union is pleased to announce a partnership deal with Minnesota baseball legend Tony Oliva.

During his fifteen-year Major League Baseball career, Oliva won three American League batting titles and the 1964 Rookie of the Year Award. He will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. Oliva has called Minnesota home since his arrival to the state from Cuba in the early 1960s, raising his family here and dedicating his time off of the baseball field to giving back to the community.

"Tony and his family care deeply about Minnesota and the people in it, and those are the same values that drive us at SPIRE every single day," said SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz. "We are thrilled to have Tony join us in our mission to improve lives."

The partnership will include television commercials and other advertising beginning this summer. SPIRE will also be supporting the Twins Community Fund and other charitable causes chosen by Oliva.

"We can't wait for our members to learn what Minnesota sports fans have always known: that Tony is a genuine person who believes in helping others," said Stoltz. "Our values at SPIRE align perfectly with Tony's, and we are so excited to work together."

Oliva and his wife, Gordette, reside in Bloomington. They have been married for more than 50 years and have four children and multiple grandchildren. Oliva actively volunteers for numerous charities and can still be found at the ballpark whenever there's a game.

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