ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Three former stars of the National Football League are acting as "ambassadors" for a credit card promotion by $18.5 billion Pentagon Federal Credit Union.

PenFed said it has teamed up with Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Joe Theismann to launch the PenFed Promise Card Challenge, which will give card users an opportunity to meet the legendary players and win other prizes, including a VIP football experience in Arizona this February.

The Challenge is designed to support PenFed's Promise Card, which the credit union said is an "uncomplicated credit card that delivers low rates and no fees."

Prizes offered through the challenge at include special events with the former stars and other giveaways, including signed jerseys and footballs.

"I am honored to support the PenFed Promise card," Hall of Fame wide receiver Rice said in a statement. "Much as I did throughout my career, this card rises above the competition and I'm proud to align with PenFed, which offers accessible and affordable credit services."

"I am excited to team up with Jerry and Joe to be a part of the inaugural PenFed Promise Card Challenge campaign," said Smith, a Hall of Fame running back. "This campaign is a great way to spread the word about the Promise card, as well as promote PenFed's unwavering efforts to provide affordable financial services."

Rice and Smith are familiar even to non-football fans, as the former was a runner-up and the latter a winner of TV show "Dancing with the Stars."

"We are proud to team up with these three legends and championship athletes, who embody excellence on and off the field, for the inaugural PenFed Promise Card Challenge," said James Schenck, president and CEO of PenFed. "Jerry, Emmitt, and Joe are all leaders who align with PenFed's core principals of strength, stability and longevity. While football can be unpredictable, the PenFed Promise Card is always reliable and we are excited to showcase the benefits of the Card through this campaign."

Charitable Partner
The Challenge also is a charitable partner of Toys for Tots and Homes for Our Troops. As part of the Challenge, PenFed will be making a donation to the Marine Toys for Tots program and Homes for Our Troops.

Prizes include a trip for four for a special VIP football experience in Arizona this February, including hotel, airfare, and ground transportation; "Meet and Greet" opportunities with PenFed Ambassadors Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith in San Francisco and Dallas, respectively; autographed official jerseys (30) from the PenFed Ambassadors; and Autographed footballs (100) from the PenFed Ambassadors.

Established in 1935, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country serving nearly 1.3 million members.

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