SOURCE: Intermountain Financial Group, LLC

July 11, 2007 09:30 ET

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) Donates $10,000 to Bikes4Kids in Salt Lake City Agency's Name

Intermountain Financial Group, LLC Receives MassMutual Community Service Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - The Intermountain Financial Group, LLC agency based in Salt Lake City, a MassMutual general agency, has earned The MassMutual Foundation's Community Service Award for their outstanding volunteer efforts with Bikes4Kids locally. As a result of their recognition, Bikes4Kids, a nonprofit organization, has received a $10,000 contribution in the Agency's name.

A MassMutual home office representative will present the Agency with the $10,000 donation check at the Company's Leader's Conference held in Chicago, IL on August 3, 2007.

"MassMutual encourages its agents and full-time employees to contribute personal time to organizations that have a positive impact within the community -- Bikes for Kids Utah was certainly a high-impact event," said Ronn Johnson, director of community relations for MassMutual. "Donating 1,000 bikes, helmets, locks, and jerseys to 1,000 kids will go a long way in providing transportation to school, exercise and an avenue to learn responsibility and safety. We are looking forward to helping with the 2007 event."

From the dozens of applications MassMutual received, eight non-profit agencies received a Community Service Award and a $10,000 grant.

"Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Financial Groups' agents and employees were invaluable to the success of our 2006 event," said Debbie Reid, founder and director of Bikes for Kids Utah. "We had individuals who spent more than 400 hours helping with everything from planning bike routes to parking on the day of the event."

Intermountain Financial Group, LLC has also won several awards, including one of the best places to work in Utah by the Work/Life Awards, multiple chairman bowls, crystal awards and recognition from Best of State. The Agency also has offices in Provo, St. George and Idaho.

The Agency believes in being very active in the community and has been involved with not only Bikes4Kids but also Sub for Santa, Katrina, Salt Lake Olympic volunteers and are currently sponsors for a women's cycling group locally.

About Bikes4Kids Utah Formed in 2006 -- Bikes4Kids Utah, a non-profit organization, provides bicycles, helmets, t-shirts, locks and bicycle safety education for underprivileged children throughout the Salt Lake Valley by means of proceeds acquired through planned bicycle rides, auctions, and through private and corporate donations. For more information regarding the events, please visit http://www.bikesforkidsutah.org/ or call 801-453-2296.

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