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Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz Select Season’s First “Pass It Along” Recipient

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Nov. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz announced today that Camp Kesem is this season’s first recipient of “Pass It Along,” a program featuring fan nomination opportunities that rewards five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each. Camp Kesem offers free summer camps for children whose lives have been impacted by a parent’s cancer diagnosis.

Mountain America Credit Union and Utah Jazz Pass it Along
Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz Select Season’s First “Pass It Along” Recipient

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Camp Kesem will be presented with a $5,000 donation prior to the Friday, November 10 game versus the Miami Heat at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The photo and check presentation will take place on center court at 5:00 p.m.

“We are very grateful to the Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union for their generous gift to Camp Kesem at BYU,” said Sterling Arnold, co-director at Camp Kesem at BYU. “As someone who has experienced the tragedy of a parent's cancer firsthand, I can testify of the healing that occurs at Camp Kesem. However, many of the families whose children attend camp cannot afford it and this donation will help send these children to camp." 

In addition to the $5,000 donation, Camp Kesem received a visit from Mountain America Credit Union President and CEO Sterling Nielsen, who gave away tickets to the November 10th game.

Fans are encouraged to nominate local charitable groups that they feel go above and beyond in giving back to the community via One winner will be announced each month, from November 2017 through March 2018, for a total of $25,000 being donated to five deserving organizations.

About Mountain America Credit Union
With more than 700,000 members and $7 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

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 third-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. Away from the court, the Jazz are very active in the local community and have assisted a multitude of organizations and worthy causes by way of charitable donations, service and grants through Larry H. Miller Charities. The Utah Jazz also operate the Junior Jazz program, the largest and longest-running youth basketball league in the NBA, featuring more than 55,000 players and an additional 13,000 volunteers who take part annually across seven states. For more information on the Utah Jazz, visit

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