Utah Jazz to Host Peanut Butter Drive for Utah Food Bank at Nov. 2 Game
- 30 Oct 2023
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Partnership with Chick-fil-A Utah and Will Dance for Kids Project Provides Food Card to Fans Who Donate during the Thursday Game
SALT LAKE CITY (October 30, 2023) – The Utah Jazz have teamed up with Chick-fil-A and the Will Dance for Kids Project to combat childhood hunger through a peanut butter donation drive at Delta Center on Saturday, Nov. 2 during the Jazz game against the Orlando Magic.
Fans who bring a 16-ounce jar of peanut butter to the game will receive a free Chick-fil-A food card* for use at any local Chick-fil-A, excluding the Delta Center location. A ticket to the Nov. 2 game is required for eligibility. Doors open at 5:20 p.m., and donation barrels will be located inside the arena entrances.
Over the past five years, Jazz fans have contributed more than 5,000 jars of peanut butter and $5,200 in cash donations to the Will Dance for Kids Project, which is then provided to the Utah Food Bank’s Kids Café and Mobile School Pantry programs. The Kids Café served more than 477,000 meals last year during after-school programs in an effort to make sure that no child would go to bed hungry. The Mobile School Pantry distributes food at 67 local schools to children and their families on a monthly basis.
Representatives from the Will Dance for Kids Project, which is designed to fight childhood hunger through dance and dance competitions, will be present at the collection barrels. Based in Salt Lake City, the project has collected more than 64,000 jars of peanut butter and raised more than $500,000 for the Utah Food Bank since its inception in 2011.
Chick-fil-A is the sponsor of the Jazz game on Nov. 2, and festivities before and during the game include a hot air balloon, a DJ on the plaza, and the spotted Chick-fil-A cow mascots around the concourse.
*Chick-fil-A food card valued at the price of one sandwich or 8-count of nuggets
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 second-winningest team in the NBA over the last 30 years, having won nine division titles and two Western Conference championships along with 17 seasons of 50-plus wins, and are supported by one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports. The Utah Jazz also operate the Junior Jazz program, the largest and longest-running youth basketball league in the NBA, featuring more than 60,000 players and an additional 13,000 volunteers who take part annually across six states. For more information on the Utah Jazz, an entity of Smith Entertainment Group, visit www.utahjazz.com.