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Bank of Utah Donates $1,571 to Habitat for Humanity through USU Hoops for Homes

While all Habitat houses share similar design features, the differences in climate and construction techniques ensure ample individuality. Additionally, homeowners are given opportunities to customize their homes. Photo courtesy

LOGAN – Utah State University students and fans weren’t the only ones cheering each time the Aggies made a basket during home games this past season. The local Habitat for Humanity had a reason to celebrate as well -- Bank of Utah donated $1 to the charity for every Aggie point made. It was all part of the locally-owned bank’s “Hoops for Homes,” which “netted” $1,571 during the 20 games of the 2009/2010 season. Bank of Utah presented a check on-court to Habitat for Humanity during the last men’s basketball home game.

This is Bank of Utah’s third year sponsoring Hoops for Homes, for a total of 4,206 dollars and points. For those keeping score that’s 1,310 in 2008, 1,325 in 2009 and 1,571 in 2010.

“Our Logan and Providence branches and our Logan Mortgage office are pleased to be able to support the Utah State University athletics department and Habitat for Humanity once again,” said Scott H. Parkinson, Bank of Utah senior vice president of retail banking. “And, it has been fun getting behind the Aggies men’s basketball team with the sponsorship. We felt doubly good each time the Aggies scored, because we knew we were also helping someone get into a home in Cache County.”

Duane Smith, president of Habitat for Humanity in Cache Valley said, “We absolutely thank Bank of Utah for their fundraising effort. Their donation gives us a whole bunch to build on. It’s absolutely wonderful. Cache Valley Habitat for Humanity is one of the very few chapters with no paid staff, so donations go directly to building homes for people who are less fortunate. We worked on five homes in 2009, on our own and through joint ventures with local government agencies and housing programs. It was a banner year for us, only because of people and organizations like Bank of Utah.”

“Bank of Utah has been a great partner over the years,” said Steve Nash, account executive for Aggie Sports Properties. “Not only do they support USU men’s basketball through their sponsorship, but they have gone above and beyond to support Habitat for Humanity as well. This is a win-win for everyone.”