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Jazz assists will mean success on and off the court

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Posted at 1:42 PM, May 21, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz begin their play-off journey on May 22, it could make all the difference to a child hoping to go to camp this summer.

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That's because Vivint and the Utah Jazz will send a deserving K-12 student to a STEM camp in their local area for every Jazz assist throughout the playoffs (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math).

Because the team averages 22-25 assists per game, as many as 700 students could have this opportunity if the Jazz make the finals.

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"This program is an ideal way to support STEM educational initiatives and provide students with an assist to attend a camp. We appreciate Vivint partnering with the Jazz to . . . provide a unique opportunity for youth,” said Frank Zang, Utah Jazz Chief Communications Officer.

Students are selected through nominations, and can come from anywhere in the country.

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Selections will focus on underrepresented students who would not likely have the opportunity to otherwise attend a STEM summer camp.

Nominations can be made here.