Sporting Kansas City announced today an expanded First Team partnership with Mazuma Credit Union through the 2025 Major League Soccer season. Mazuma is now recognized as the “Official Mortgage Lender” of Sporting Kansas City and, to mark the occasion, Mazuma is increasing its in-stadium presence and bolstering opportunities for Sporting fans to interact with the credit union.

“This partnership is exciting for us because we have great mortgage offerings and a dedicated team ready to help Kansas City with their mortgage needs, whether it’s a first mortgage or a refinance, we have many options that meet our Members where they are.” said Deonne Christensen, President and CEO of Mazuma. “It’s still a great time to buy a house, and we’re here to help. As the team’s Official Mortgage Lender, fans will see an even bigger presence from Mazuma across all Sporting touchpoints.”

“The partnership between Sporting and Mazuma is a winning combination of two local organizations dedicated to the Kansas City community,” said Jake Reid, Sporting Kansas City President and CEO. “Mazuma offers best-in-class mortgage lending exclusively for Kansas Citians so we’re proud to partner with their organization to highlight those offerings for our local fanbase.”

“Sporting Kansas City is excited to expand our fantastic partnership with Mazuma Credit Union as we welcome them into our First Team family,” said Jon Moses, Sporting Kansas City Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “Our two companies have such strong ties together already and we look forward to continuing to grow together well into the future.”

Mazuma maintains its presence at state-of-the-art Children’s Mercy Park with naming rights to the Mazuma Plaza, which is the stadium’s largest landmark and a primary point of entry for guests attending matches and events, as well as the Mazuma Gate located on State Avenue.

In addition, the Mazuma Mezzanine is a premium space located in the northeast corner of the world-class venue with all-inclusive food and beverage amenities for up to 60 guests. In conjunction with the expanded partnership, Mazuma plans to build a new structure for the space that will create experiential opportunities for Sporting fans to interact with the credit union including complimentary drinks for Mazuma members and free giveaways for youth passing by the Mezzanine.

Mazuma is also a presenting partner of Argyle Ace, a 50/50 fundrasing raffle that features weekly prizes and a progressive cash jackpot to support The Victory Project in its mission of helping children through all of life’s challenges. The promotion raised over $13,000 for The Victory Project in its first year in 2021.

“We really value our partnership with Sporting for its focus on the Kansas City community and the local ties that bind us,” said Christensen. “We look forward to continuing this partnership long into the future and bringing Mazuma and its services to Sporting fans across the metro.”

About Mazuma Credit Union

Mazuma Credit Union leverages its passion, leadership and innovation to address the challenges affecting communities with a Corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on financial wellness, community investment and development and support of the arts to foster community enrichment. The Mazuma Foundation, established in 2015, works to provide resources and grants to non-profit organizations throughout the Kansas City area. For more information, visit mazuma.org.