TAMPA, Fla. (June 8, 2018) – Meet three people living right here in Tampa Bay that have a few things in common: they’re hard-working, are members of GTE Financial, and are about to embark on the potential to have their lives changed exponentially.
Meet Tatiana. She’s 26, moved to Tampa five years ago from Columbia, and recently bought a jeep through GTE Financial. Not only did she get the best rate when she was shopping around for banks, but she was entered to win a contest that could forever change her life. “If I win $200k, I would buy a house and start my own business as a fashion designer!” she says.
Next is Ashley, who is an independent mother of a little boy. She works in the insurance field and wants to provide the best life for her son. She confidently proclaims, “When I win the money, I will pay off loans and purchase a farmhouse for us to live in and have all sorts of animals.”
Last is 18-year-old Sarah, who is the selected musician winner and will be performing her own songs on the night of the contest. She is planning to attend Belmont University in Nashville, TN and the money would help pay for her tuition as well as her path to getting her big break as a musician.
GTE Financial, known for being innovative and community-based, is excited for these three members to win up to $200k on Friday, June 15.
The credit union leader offered an opportunity for two members who either referred a friend or opened a new Go Premium Checking Account to enter for an entertaining chance to win up to $200k. GTE then added a third way to win as a creative musical submission via YouTube. The Tampa based credit union selected three lucky individuals for the opportunity at a life-changing experience.
The contestants will gather on Friday, June 15 at Rock Brothers Brewing, located at 1901 N. 15th Street in Ybor. Each contestant will receive a series of envelopes with varying amounts: $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $200,000. The first five matching envelopes will be the amount the participant will take home. The minimum that anyone will walk away with will be $500.
The event will have music by the band, Have Gun Will Travel, which created GTE’s very own theme song, in conjunction with updates from the credit union’s CEO, Brian Best. There will also be a performance by musician (and contestant) Sarah, followed by the exciting main event of three people’s lives potentially being forever changed.
“We’re always thinking of innovative ways to impact our community and give back to our members,” says Mandy Zurbrick, SVP Chief Marketing Officer of GTE Financial. “This event will reward three hard-working members in a meaningful and memorable way,” Zurbrick added.
6 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Welcome from CEO Brian Best
7:15 p.m. YouTube musician winner, Sarah Morey
8 p.m. Performance by Garrett Klahn
8:35 p.m. Performance by Have Gun, Will Travel
9 p.m. $200k Giveaway begins
10 p.m. Final musical performance
To learn more about GTE’s $200,000 Giveaway contest, click here.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.7 billion in assets and 22 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central, Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area and serves more than 250,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.