LAS VEGAS – Nevada State Bank proudly presented a check for $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada during halftime of the Feb. 23 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels home game. The bank has sponsored a program called Swish for a Wish over the last three basketball seasons, partnering with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels to raise money and awareness for Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada.
Starting with the first official home game last year on Nov. 11, and throughout the 2018-2019 basketball season, the bank pledged $20 for every free throw made by a Rebel. With this year’s check, Nevada State Bank has donated nearly $33,000 to this local charity through the Swish for a Wish sponsorship, helping to make wishes come true for many local children and their families.
“Make-A-Wish provides the opportunity for a child to step away from the daily demands of their illness and enjoy time with their family. Maybe just forget for a little while their day-to-day reality of doctor’s visits, treatments, and the like,” shared Make-A-Wish board member and Nevada State Bank private banking officer, Rich Justiana. “Illness is challenging emotionally and physically for the whole family—and granting a wish can bring a little joy to everyone.”
Through Nevada State Bank’s sponsorship, Wish Kid Destiny’s wish will become reality. Destiny, who has epidermolysis bullosa, will visit the animal kingdom at her favorite theme park in Florida with her family.
“We are honored to partner with UNLV and Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada to help raise funds and grant wishes to these courageous kids,” saidTerry Shirey, president and CEO of Nevada State Bank. “The Rebels got to the free throw line regularly this season, helping us raise money for this worthwhile cause.”
Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., is a full service bank offering a complete range of consumer, privateand business banking services with branches statewide. Founded in 1959, Nevada State Bank serves 20 communities across the state of Nevada. Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION). For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.