SALT LAKE CITY (March 9, 2016) – The Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union presented Intermountain Healing Hearts this season’s fifth recipient of “Pass It Along,” a program featuring fan nomination opportunities that rewards five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each.
Intermountain Healing Hearts, which provides support for families with congenital heart defects and childhood onset heart disease in Utah and the Intermountain West, will be presented with a $5,000 donation prior to the Tuesday, March 8 game vs. the Atlanta Hawks at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The photo and check presentation will take place at 5 p.m.
“We are incredibly pleased that Intermountain Healing Hearts has been chosen for the ‘Pass It Along’ donation,” said Alisha Upwall, president of Intermountain Healing Hearts. “We offer support services to over 850 families affected by congenital heart defects (CHDs). Our organization offers support through gatherings, hospital visits, and monetary grants while these families face some of the hardest times of their lives. Intermountain Healing Hearts also supports community outreach, education, advocacy for CHD awareness, and research. This gift will help our organization reach more people affected by CHDs, helping them know that they aren't alone. Thank you from our hearts to yours.”
In addition to the $5,000 donation, the children of Intermountain Healing Hearts received a special visit during an outing at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City from the Jazz Stunt Team and MACU President and CEO Sterling Nielsen, along with tickets to Tuesday’s game and on-court recognition.
This season’s “Pass It Along” recipients include Neighborhood House, National Ability Center, Utah Honor Flight and Kauri Sue Hamilton School.