Utah Jazz and AT&T Assist Salt Lake County's Reforestation Efforts
Through AT&T’s Assist the Community program, AT&T donated $5 toward community reforestation efforts for each assist made by a Jazz player during the 2012-2013 season. The Utah Jazz and AT&T commemorated the culmination of the program by dedicating a day for reforestation efforts in the greater Salt Lake area.
On April 9, in partnership with TreeUtah and Salt Lake County’s Million Trees project, AT&T and the Jazz hosted a community tree-planting event at the Kennecott Nature Center in Murray, Utah. Utah Jazz representatives Craig Bolerjack, the Jazz Bear and the Nu Skin Jazz Dancers, along with a team from AT&T and more than 45 students from Murray High School, planted trees to help achieve the goal of planting one million trees in Salt Lake County by 2017.
That evening, the first 10,000 fans in attendance for the Jazz vs. Thunder game received free tree saplings, courtesy of AT&T. During a halftime ceremony, AT&T’s Marty Clark presented a $10,000 donation to TreeUtah and Salt Lake County with funds raised via AT&T’s Assist the Community program.
TreeUtah provides grants, resources and educational information to encourage the planting of trees throughout Utah. Million Trees is a program that originated as a 10-year plan to plant one million trees in Salt Lake County by 2017. AT&T and the Jazz are proud to partner with these organizations in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of citizens and communities in Utah through reforestation.