WEST JORDAN, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - With the amount of its donation growing all season as the Utah Jazz made hundreds of three-point shots, Mountain America Credit Union assisted in wrapping up the Jazz home season by presenting $26,150 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in support of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Mountain America donated $50 for every three-point basket made by the Jazz during the 2013-14 season. Over the past decade, Mountain America has donated more than $155,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Sterling Nielsen, president/CEO for Mountain America, presented the $26,150 check to Paul Huntsman, who represented the Huntsman family, during halftime of the Jazz home game against the Portland Trailblazers on April 11.
To supplement the three-point shot donation, Mountain America and the Utah Jazz have selected Huntsman Cancer Foundation as an additional recipient of "Pass It Along," a new program featuring fan nomination opportunities for local charitable organizations. Mountain America presented $5,000 to bring the total contribution at the Portland game to $31,150. Through "Pass It Along," $30,000 has been donated to six local charities during the 2013-14 season.
In addition to the Huntsman gift, Mountain America recently donated more than $36,000 to two additional charities -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Shriners Hospitals for Children. This money was raised by the credit union's employees through candy sales, lunch fundraisers, an auction and other activities.
"Whether they are our members or our neighbors in the community, Mountain America is committed to the philosophy of 'people helping people,'" Nielsen said. "The credit union and our employees have the opportunity each year to partner with great organizations like the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Shriners Hospitals for Children to help continue their work of improving people's lives."
Mountain America Credit Union has more than $3.8 billion in assets and serves more than 461,000 members, wherever they are, through online and mobile banking, 76 branches in five states, and provides access to more than 30,000 ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With Utah credit union roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America has become a tradition for many members, and offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, business checking, student loans, SBA loans and retirement options. Visit www.macu.com for more information.