Logan, Utah - March 3, 2014
Bank of Utah to Present "Hoops for Hope" Check for approximately $1,200 to the Child and Family Support Center, March 5, During USU vs. Wyoming Basketball Game
Bank of Utah pledged to pay $1 for every point made by the Aggies at Men's Basketball home games during 2013-2014 season.
Utah State University fans had two reasons to cheer each time the Aggies Men's Basketball team made a basket during home games this past season. Bank of Utah pledged to donate $1 to the Child & Family Support Center for every Aggie point made during the 2013-2014 basketball season. On Wednesday, March 5, Bank of Utah will present a check for approximately $1,200 to the local charity at the last Men's Basketball home game, against Wyoming. The money will be used to help construct a new crisis nursery at the non-profit's Hyrum location.
"Our Logan and Providence branches and our Logan and City Center mortgage offices are pleased to sponsor Utah State Athletics and to partner with them on our Hoops for Hope fundraiser for the Child & Family Support Center," said Krista Lewis, senior vice president commercial loan officer for Bank of Utah in Cache Valley. "We loved getting behind the Aggies Men's Basketball team with the sponsorship, and it was very exciting each time they scored a basket because we knew we were also providing funds to help educate and strengthen families, protect children and provide support for victims of violence and abuse in our community."
Esterlee Molyneux, MS, executive director of Child & Family Support Center in Cache Valley said, "We are very excited about Bank of Utah's Hoops for Hope program and have been for the entire Aggie Basketball season. We're so grateful to Bank of Utah for this tremendous fundraising effort on our behalf."
The Child & Family Support Center is a non-profit organization with locations in Logan and Hyrum, that provides a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, a 24-Hour Crisis and Respite Nursery, parenting and child educational programs, anger management, and therapy for primary and secondary victims of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Molyneux said the money raised will go directly to building a small addition on the Hyrum facility, which will serve as a crisis nursery. The non-profit is currently trying to raise $212,000 to turn the existing building in Hyrum into a full service center for families in that community. For more information visit http://childandfamilysupportcenter.org/
"Bank of Utah has been a sponsor of Utah State Athletics for seven years," said, Patrick Bunetta, account executive for Aggie Sports Properties. "Not only do they support USU men's basketball through their sponsorship, but they went the extra mile and chose to give back to the community by making a donation to an important community cause."