Altabank™ announces $100,000 partnership with Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Salt Lake City — Altabank™, Utah’s largest community bank, today announced a new long-term partnership with Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) through a five-year $100,000 donation to the local nonprofit organization and its recreational, educational and social programs.
Altabank’s gift will provide WAS with the resources to continue to grow its cycling program throughout the Wasatch Front, including assistance in purchasing a new truck during year one of the partnership. The nonprofit will now be able to reach new students in underserved areas as well as partner with additional community groups by offering programming at their locations including schools, support groups, hospitals, and others serving the local adaptive population. Prior to the donation, the WAS cycling program was able to only offer one program at a time.
“Altabank is honored to partner with Wasatch Adaptive Sports and help support their vital work with individuals with adaptive needs in Utah,” says Len Williams, CEO and president of Altabank. “The partnership furthers Altabank’s broad support and dedication to our communities. As a leader in the state, we look forward to seeing the positive impact this donation will bring to so many of our neighbors.”
WAS encourages individuals with adaptive needs and their families to realize their potential and engage in active living through recreational, educational and social programs. The nonprofit’s programming focuses on increasing independence and mobility in a social environment, while building strength, stamina, self-esteem and enhancing the quality of life for its students. State-of-the-art adaptive sports equipment enables WAS to offer its services to individuals with a broad range of disabilities.
“Altabank’s investment allows WAS to expand our geographical footprint and empower a growing number of local children, adults, and veterans with adaptive needs to reap the physical and mental health benefits associated with our cycling programming,” says Elizabeth Jahp, executive director at WAS. “The entire WAS team is deeply grateful to Altabank for this generous gift and all it will enable for the students and families who work with the organization.”
Founded in 1977, WAS initially focused on its operations at the Snowbird Resort but over time has grown to accommodate the population of Northern Utah. Now, the organization’s largest operation is the Adaptive Biking Program, which offers cycling programming at various trails and parks throughout the Salt Lake and Utah valleys.