by Drew Martinez
Resource Development Executive

This year KeyBank kicked off their United Way of Salt Lake campaign by hitting the mat to raise money to help change the odds so every child has the same chance to succeed in school and life.  My name is Drew Martinez and I get the pleasure of working with KeyBank and their workplace campaign.  This was one of my first campaigns after joining the United Way of Salt Lake team, and what a way to kick it all off!

KeyBank put so much hard work into this great mock sumo wrestling event.  They actually held it in the boxing ring at the PAL Boxing and Welcome Center in South Salt Lake, one of the United Way of Salt Lake’s Neighborhood Centers.  The employees grabbed lunch, bid on a silent auction, put their sumo suits on, and then threw down.  The title match was in fact UWSL’s very own board member and President for the Utah district of KeyBank, Jill Taylor.

Although I was biting my fingernails hoping nobody got hurt, it was a very fun event that raised a lot of money!  I am so grateful to the PAL Boxing and Welcome Center for allowing the event in their facility, and of course, to KeyBank for organizing the event.  KeyBank runs a great campaign to raise funds to benefit our community, and this event was such a fun addition. Thank you KeyBank for suiting up and throwing down to join others in LIVING UNITED!

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