Rebounding for a Cause: Jazz and AAA Utah Team Up to Support Local First Responders

SALT LAKE CITY (January 22, 2014) – The Utah Jazz is teaming up with AAA Utah in support of local search and rescue groups. For every rebound that a Jazz player pulls down this season, AAA will donate $5 to one of three selected organizations: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, Utah County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue and Weber County Sheriff Search & Rescue.

Through 43 games this season, Jazz players have grabbed a total of 1,777 rebounds, raising $8,885 to date for the local first responders, courtesy of AAA Utah.

“AAA has deep roots in the Utah communities that we serve,” said Chris Hoglund, business manager of AAA Utah’s Foothill and Murray Offices. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the Jazz to help support the rescue and preparation efforts of Utah’s first responders.”

“The Jazz organization strives to make an impact both on the court and in the community and through this program with AAA Utah, these two objectives go hand in hand,” said Randy Rigby, Utah Jazz president. “This is a great opportunity for us to recognize and reward our courageous first responders who put their lives on the line for the greater good.”

AAA is dedicated to supporting rescue-related organizations, and those committed to ensuring our safety in times of peril. The donation will be distributed evenly among the three selected organizations following the conclusion of the regular season.