In a continuing effort to support the youth of Long Island communities, Jovia Financial Credit Union, one of Long Island’s largest and leading credit unions, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Long Island Nets (LI Nets), NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets.

Beginning this month, Jovia and the LI Nets will host a school supply drive to provide underserved students on Long Island with new backpacks and other essential school supplies. Donation boxes are located at various Jovia branches on Long Island and will be accepting school supply donations until Friday, Sept. 23 (complete list of locations is below).

As part of the partnership, the LI Nets and Jovia Credit Union will also team up to host financial literacy seminars for middle school students on Long Island this school year. Additionally, Jovia will become the supporting sponsor of the LI Nets’ award-winning Team Up For Unity program that is dedicated to eliminating racism in high school sports on Long Island and educating youth and school faculty on how to recognize and address these situations.

Jovia will also support the LI Nets’ Education Day Game on March 7, 2023 and throughout this season will work with the team to incorporate STEM education and learning into the fan experience during LI Nets home games at Nassau Coliseum.

Jovia recognizes the importance of bringing sports and education together and is committed to developing the strengths of our youth,” said Chaka Adams, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations, Jovia Financial Credit Union. “The Long Island Nets are an organization that brings a commitment to financial literacy in the love for sports and education. Together, we will look to enrich the lives of children across Long Island and strive to make a difference by providing them with a series of financial educational programs and prepare them for their future.”

We are honored to team up with Jovia Financial Credit Union to bring impactful programming to students and schools on Long Island,” said Alton Byrd, Senior Vice President of Growth Properties at BSE Global, parent company of the Long Island Nets. “This partnership is a perfect example of how we can give back to our growing community by elevating the importance of education in order to empower the next generation of leaders in our own backyard.”

Jovia Branches Accepting Donations for School Supply Drive:

  • Commack – 6514 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
  • Franklin Square – 648 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010
  • Hempstead - 1A Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
  • Huntington Station – 721 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, NY 11746
  • Levittown – 3359 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
  • Valley Stream – 264 East Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11582
  • Westbury – 1000 Corporate Drive, Westbury, NY 11590

About Jovia Financial Credit Union

Jovia Financial Credit Union is one of Long Island’s largest and leading credit unions, offering affordable banking services to Long Islanders for more than 80 years, bringing greater value through innovation. With $4 billion in assets and over 200,000 members, Jovia has 21 branches throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

About the Long Island Nets

The Long Island Nets are the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. The team started NBA G League play during the 2016-17 season and presently plays its home game at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The Nets have reached the postseason twice and won one Eastern Conference Championship, reaching the NBA G League Finals in 2019. For more information, please visit and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.