WEST JORDAN, UT--(Marketwired - April 26, 2017) - While the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City Stars accumulated hundreds of three-point shots, Mountain America Credit Union prepared to wrap up both team's home seasons by presenting a combined $64,500 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in support of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. It is so far the largest donation in a single year made by Mountain America to the foundation.

Mountain America donated $50 for every three-point basket made by the Utah Jazz and the Salt Lake City Stars during the 2016-17 season, and both teams performed quite well.

Sterling Nielsen, president/CEO for Mountain America, presented the $42,000 check to Paul Huntsman, who represented the Huntsman family, during halftime of the April 12 Utah Jazz home game.

An additional check for $22,500 was presented at the final Salt Lake City Stars home game on March 31, by Tony Rasmussen, senior vice president of payment and business services to George Mathis, development officer for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Over the past decade, Mountain America has donated more than $200,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

"Organizations like the Huntsman Cancer Foundation make a massive impact in the lives of others" Nielsen said. "Mountain America is proud to help them continue their mission of finding a cure for cancer."

About Mountain America Credit Union

Mountain America Credit Union has more than $6.4 billion in assets and serves more than 650,000 members, wherever they are, through online and mobile banking, in 87 branches across five states and with access to more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, student loans, SBA loans and retirement options. Visit www.macu.com for more information.

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