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Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz “Pass It Along” to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

November 21, 2018

SANDY, Utah, Nov. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz are pleased to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is this season’s first recipient of “Pass It Along,” a program featuring fan-nominated opportunities that reward five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each. The “Pass It Along” program has donated $130,000 to local charitable organizations since its inception in 2013.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah provides Utah children facing adversity with strong, enduring and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, they create a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential.

“We are so appreciative to Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz for this recognition,” said Nancy Basinger, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is celebrating 40 years of defending the potential of Utah youth and we couldn’t have done it without support from the community.”

Earlier this month, Mountain America Credit Union President and CEO Sterling Nielsen visited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah to learn more about the organization and its community impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah also received tickets to tomorrow night’s Utah Jazz game against the Sacramento Kings, where representatives from Mountain America Credit Union, the Utah Jazz and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah will be on hand for a pregame check presentation. The presentation will be live streamed from center court prior to tonight’s game at approximately 5 p.m. (MT) on the Utah Jazz Facebook page.

Fans are encouraged to nominate local charitable groups that they feel go above and beyond in giving back to the community via www.utahjazz.com/passitalong. One winner will be announced each month, from November through March 2019, for a total of $25,000 donated to five deserving organizations.

About Mountain America Credit UnionWith more than 780,000 members and $8 billion in assets, Mountain America Credit Union assists members on the right path to help them identify and achieve their financial dreams. Mountain America provides consumers and businesses with a variety of convenient, flexible products and services, as well as sound, timely advice. Members enjoy access to secure, cutting-edge mobile banking technology, 89 branches across five states, thousands of shared-branching locations nationwide and more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Mountain America—safely guiding you forward along your financial journey. Learn more at macu.com.

About the Utah JazzFounded as the 18th member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1974, and located in Salt Lake City since 1979, the Utah Jazz are committed to excellence as a team and in the community. On the court, the Jazz are the second-winningest team in the NBA over the last 30 years, having won nine division titles and two Western Conference championships along with 15 seasons of 50-plus wins, and are supported by one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports. The Jazz are part of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment that includes Megaplex Theatres, Vivint Smart Home Arena, The Zone Sports Network, NBA 2K Jazz Gaming, NBA G League Salt Lake City Stars, Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race and Triple-A Salt Lake Bees baseball.

Media Contact: Tony Rasmussen 801-325-6430 trasmussen@macu.com

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