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SANDY, Utah, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz announced today that A New Dawn is this season’s fourth recipient of “Pass It Along,” a program featuring fan-nominated opportunities that reward five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each. With this month’s donation, the “Pass It Along” program has now contributed $150,000 to local charitable organizations since its inception in 2013.
A New Dawn provides new beginnings for northern Utah women and children in recovery from domestic violence and substance abuse. The organization’s mission is based on the struggles faced by its founder, Kat Dawn, in her personal recovery process.
“As a grassroots nonprofit, we rely heavily on the community for support. We were and are overcome with the generosity and appreciate the community hearing the call for help and recognizing that this is a need,” says Kat Dawn. “We want to thank the Utah Jazz, Mountain America Credit Union and our local supporters for choosing us as the beneficiary for this month’s ‘Pass it Along.’”
Earlier this month, Mountain America Credit Union President and CEO Sterling Nielsen met with representatives from A New Dawn to learn more about how it is helping families in need in the community.
“A New Dawn empowers families to rebuild their lives by providing vital resources for women and children recovering from domestic violence and substance abuse,” says Nielsen. “Thank you, A New Dawn, for bringing hope to families and working to end the cycle of abuse and addiction.”
A New Dawn will receive tickets to Saturday night’s Utah Jazz game against the Dallas Mavericks, where representatives from Mountain America Credit Union, the Utah Jazz and A New Dawn will be on hand for a pregame check presentation. The presentation will be live streamed from center court prior to Saturday’s game at approximately 6 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 is announced each month, from November through March 2019, for a total of $25,000 donated to five deserving organizations. This season’s previous “Pass It Along” recipients were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, Operation Underground Railroad and Continue Mission.
About Mountain America Credit Union
With more than 800,000 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, over 90 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 Jazz
Founded 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.
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