AmeriCU Credit Union Supports the Syracuse Crunch Mental Health Initiative to Impact Lives

Posted on November 20, 2023

Syracuse Crunch Press Conference Photo

SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 20, 2023: AmeriCU Credit Union is honored to support the Syracuse Crunch Mental Health Initiative to break the stigma and spread awareness about mental health. The Syracuse Crunch, in conjunction with the credit union and other local organizations will come together for the team’s first-ever season-long awareness campaign to educate fans on mental health.

In a time where the importance of mental well-being cannot be understated, this initiative is not just a call for change; it is a movement dedicated to delivering education, fostering awareness, and encouraging dialogue. The credit union is honored to help make a significant step forward in promoting mental well-being.

“In today’s society mental health is a growing concern that touches all of us. This groundbreaking initiative presents a significant opportunity for our community to assist those facing challenges, bringing their needs to the forefront of our focus,” said Ron Belle, President and CEO of AmeriCU Credit Union. “By coming together, we can work to build a stronger, more resilient community.”

“We are grateful for the strong support from AmeriCU Credit Union and our local partners. Their commitment will help us bring our mission to life and positively impact lives,” said Syracuse Crunch Owner Howard Dolgon.

AmeriCU Credit Union will team up with the Syracuse Crunch to start mental health conversations. The Crunch will have players share the challenges they have experienced with mental health along with mental health tips for youth, hockey coaches, parents, fans, and community members. During the hockey season, players will share their stories, a mental health tip will be shared during each game, and the Syracuse Crunch will hold a special Mental Health Awareness Night during the 2023-24 season.

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About AmeriCU Credit Union 

As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving 24 counties in New York and beyond, AmeriCU provides you with all the products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. The organization has been serving the local community for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 160,000 members, 20 financial centers, and $2.7 billion in assets. AmeriCU is located in Central New York and is among the State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. For more information, visit


About Syracuse Crunch 

Single game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).


Photo Caption:

From left to right: Jordan Barzee, BHG Financial VP, Client Services, Dr. Adrienne Borschuck, Upstate Medical University Pediatric Psychologist and Assistant Professor, Ronald Belle, AmeriCU Credit Union President & CEO, Noah Lobdell, The Lobdell Family, Tina Zagyva, Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter’s Director, Constituent & Support Services, J. Ryan McMahon, II, Onondaga County Executive, Howard Dolgon, Syracuse Crunch Owner, Ulrika Eriksson, Syracuse Crunch Mindfulness Coach, Daniel Walcott, Syracuse Crunch Forward, Joel Bouchard, Syracuse Crunch Head Coach, Greg Loh, City of Syracuse Chief Policy Officer


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