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Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union Continue to “Pass It Along” to the Community

Neighborhood House to receive $5,000 donation at Jazz-Raptors game Nov. 18
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (November 18, 2015) – The Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union will continue to “Pass It Along” to the community this season and reward five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each.

Fans are encouraged to nominate local charitable groups that they feel go above and beyond in giving back to the community via One winner will be announced each month, from November through March 2016, for a total of $25,000 being donated to five deserving organizations.

“The Jazz organization and Mountain America Credit Union know there are many worthy organizations that do amazing work in our community,” said Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby. “The ‘Pass It Along’ program is a great opportunity for fans to help us recognize those non-profits that are making an impact, and lets us spotlight and support their efforts at a Jazz game.”

Neighborhood House, the first “Pass It Along” recipient for the 2015-16 season, will be presented with a $5,000 donation prior to tonight’s Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Neighborhood House supports low-income families in their efforts toward self-sufficiency and provides quality, affordable daycare and support services to children, as well as aging/disabled adults based on their ability to pay.

“We are excited to be a part of the ‘Pass It Along’ initiative with the Utah Jazz and support charitable organizations that are making a difference in our community,” said Mountain America Credit Union President and CEO Sterling Nielsen.

In addition to the $5,000 donation, each non-profit organization will receive a special visit from members of the Jazz organization, tickets to a Jazz home game, and on-court recognition.

The 2014-15 “Pass It Along” recipients included Camp Kostopulos, Neuroworx, The Sharing Place, South Davis Community Hospital, and Utah Foster Care Foundation.