Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz “Pass It Along” To 180 Ministries

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Feb. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mountain America Credit Union and the Utah Jazz announced today that 180 Ministries is this season’s fourth recipient of “Pass It Along,” a program featuring fan nomination opportunities that rewards five local charitable organizations with $5,000 each.

180 Ministries for Girls, which is a residential recovery program that offers at-risk girls the opportunity to live, learn and heal within a structured and supportive environment, will be presented with a $5,000 donation prior to the Monday, February 12 game versus the San Antonio Spurs at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The photo and check presentation will take place on center court at 5:00 p.m.

“We, at 180 Ministries for Girls Teen Challenge program, are very thankful to the Utah Jazz and Mountain America Credit Union for selecting us as this month’s ‘Pass It Along’ recipient,” said Greg Preston, Executive Director for 180 Ministries for Girls. “This generous donation enables us to continue the goal of transforming young lives of at-risk teen girls.”

In addition to the $5,000 donation, 180 Ministries for Girls received a visit from Mountain America Credit Union President and CEO Sterling Nielsen along with tickets to Monday’s 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 through March 2018, for a total of $25,000 being donated to five deserving organizations.

About Mountain America Credit Union
With more than 730,000 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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