Merck EFCU and NJCUL Host Successful Healing the Children New Jersey Volleyball Marathon

Posted by Marissa Anema Monday, April 04, 2011 11:31:00 AM

RAHWAY, N.J. - On Saturday, April 2, 2011,  Merck Employees Federal Credit Union and the New Jersey Credit Union League hosted the 21st Annual Healing the Children New Jersey Volleyball Marathon.

All of the players who took part in the Volleyball Marathon pose for a group photo.


For more than a decade, Merck EFCU has spearheaded this charitable event, helping hundreds of children in need. This year NJCUL worked in conjunction with Merck EFCU to broaden participation among the New Jersey credit union movement. The marathon presented a wonderful opportunity for credit unions to enjoy a day of volleyball fun while supporting a great organization.

Merck EFCU Secretary Ginnie Whittington and CEO Ray Del Nero
sitting at the registration booth.


The event took place at the Rahway High School Gymnasium. The volleyball teams that participated played in one-hour blocks by scheduled time. Credit unions, and employees of the League, went head-to-head with other credit unions on the court.

Above: Three credit union cheerleaders posing on the sidelines.

All funds raised by the event went to Healing the Children New Jersey (NTCNJ), a national non-profit organization that cares for the medical needs of children worldwide, including in the U.S., who cannot afford or do not have access to appropriate medical care. Healing the Children's New Jersey chapter has helped more than 31,000 children, traveled to 15 countries, and welcomed children to the U.S. from 87 countries. The organization is also involved with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that NJCUL, Merck EFCU, and New Jersey credit unions strongly support.

Paul Gentile, NJCUL President/CEO, and Ray Del Nero,
NJCUL Board Member and Merck EFCU CEO, having a laugh.


For more information on Healing the Children New Jersey, call 973-949-5034 or visit



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