Utah Jazz Members Participate In LHM Day Of Service


Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey planting a tree in South Salt Lake City’s Fitts Park for LHM Day of Service 2015

For six years now, employees of the Utah Jazz parent company, the Larry H. Miller Group, have participated in a community improvement program founded in honor of departed owner of the franchise, Larry H. Miller: The LHM Day of Service.

Larry H. Miller’s mantra was “Go about doing good in the world until there is too much good in the world,” featured on the backs of the tee shirts donned by employees in not only Utah, but seven western states that Miller Group companies operate in.

This year for the local LHM Day of Service event, employees of the Miller Group helped out at local homes, a park, a camp for the disabled and a home for struggling teens.

Camp Kostopulos is located just around the corner from Ruth’s Diner in Emigration Canyon, a couple of miles west of Salt Lake’s University of Utah, and hosts disabled and medically challenged people for various outdoor activities — people who would otherwise be unable to enjoy many of the things you and I take for granted.

"The Kostopulos Dream Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all abilities through recreation, education and growth opportunities. –Camp Kostopulos Mission Statement"

The Larry H. Miller Group President of Sports and Retail Properties, Steve Starks, oversaw upkeep and cleanup at the camp.

Back in the valley, another group of Miller employees ganged up to do a little maintenance and fix up for West Ridge Academy.

"Since 1964, West Ridge Academy (formerly known as the Utah Boys Ranch) has been helping struggling teens and bringing hope to young men, young women and their families. From the earliest days, the organization recognized the positive effect its program had on young men who were struggling academically, emotionally and socially. Today, the academy has served more than 25,000 students, has expanded to include separate and distinct campuses for boys and girls, and continues to bring hope and healing to families across the world.–West Ridge Academy"

On the other side of Salt Lake Valley, Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey pitched in with a group that laid sod and planted trees at South Salt Lake City’s Fitts Park.

"“I’m sore! I planted four trees today for the Larry H. Miller Day of Service, which coincides with Larry’s birthday,” Lindsey told 1280/97.5 The Zone, joining them this afternoon for his weekly visit. Lindsey will hop a plane tonight to attend to more Jazz duties."

You can view a full gallery from the Fitts Park portion of the day at UtahJazz.com.

Hundreds of Miller Group employees around the state of Utah alone participated in other improvement events, such as the Fanzz crew fixing up the Jordan River Parkway and the Miller Motorsports crew painting at the Tooele Boys & Girls Club.

You can find more of them with Twitter hashtag #lhmdayofservice.

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