Kate Renner - VP of Marketing


ORLANDO, FL - (October 17, 2012) The atmosphere at FAIRWINDS Credit Union these days is chilly. And with good reason. With the much-anticipated return of the Solar Bears, FAIRWINDS is providing fans an opportunity to show their team spirit at all times: by carrying the official Orlando Solar Bears debit card. Available exclusively at FAIRWINDS, fans can open an account online by visiting or stopping by any one of its 37 Central Florida branch locations.

"We are proud of our new partnership with FAIRWINDS Credit Union," said Bob Ohrablo, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of the Solar Bears. "Solar Bears fans can proudly represent their team with every purchase. We urge all of our fans to open a FAIRWINDS Credit Union account and ask for the Solar Bears debit card."

Dianne Owen, Executive Vice President of Marketing for FAIRWINDS, said, "Everyone at FAIRWINDS is extremely excited that our Orlando Solar Bears are out of hibernation and back on the ice. Each and every game offers an entertaining and affordable family experience that can't be missed. We are proud to partner with the Solar Bears and especially proud to offer the official Orlando Solar Bear debit card so that everyone can show their pride and support of our home team."

To get the official Solar Bears debit card, or to learn more about how the Solar Bears and FAIRWINDS are teaming up to reward and engage fans, visit

About the Orlando Solar Bears
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are coming Out of Hibernation and will play 36 regular season home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center, beginning October 20, 2012. To purchase your tickets, please visit or the Amway Center Box Office. Follow the Solar Bears at, Facebook ( and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates.

About FAIRWINDS Credit Union
FAIRWINDS Credit Union is the largest locally-owned and operated financial institution in Central Florida with more than 154,000 members and more than $1.6 billion in assets. Headed by President/CEO Larry F. Tobin, FAIRWINDS is a full-service financial institution serving the needs of consumer and business members with customized solutions and local decision-making. Follow FAIRWINDS on Facebook ( and Twitter (@FairwindsCU).