Strikes for Kids event
Alec Burks hosted the Strikes for Kids event in Salt Lake City. The event helps support “The Brighton A Life Scholarship”. Brighton Tenney was a healthy 4 year old girl with a love for music, dancing, clothing, and most of all people. On Jan 24, 2016 Brighton passed away from complications of pneumonia, croup, and RSV. Through this tragedy the Tenney family was shown kindness that they had never witnessed before. In her honor the family has setup a Facebook & Instagram page called Brightonaday. The goal of these are to have people make a conscious effort to “Brighton” someone’s day or recognize when someone has “Brightoned” yours and post it on social media & include the hashtag #Brightonaday.
For the 2015-16 Jazz season, nearly $300,000 in charitable donations was distributed to a variety of schools, non-profit organizations and residents to enhance the lives of youth and families. Utah Jazz players Alec Burks, Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles purchased $49,200 worth of tickets to home games this season for its community ticket donation program, enabling local residents from more than 200 different community groups and schools to attend Jazz home games.