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May 2007

ZIONS BANK DONATES $10,000 TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES


BOISE, Idaho - Zions Bank presented a $10,000 check to Special Olympics Idaho Athletes April 11th at its Downtown Boise branch. That money will help pay for ongoing training and competition all over Idaho. Zions Bank has been a long time supporter of Special Olympics throughout the state. The bank's employees are always volunteering at various competitions and helping spread the Special Olympics message.

"We are delighted to support the Special Olympics in Idaho," said Toni Nielsen, Zions Bank's Western Idaho regional president. "As a community bank, we are proud to participate in such an important program in all of the local communities that we serve. The sponsorship is as an extension of our ongoing commitment to help all Idahoans achieve success."

Zions bankers are dedicated to helping the community through service. For instance, Zions Bank's vice president executive banking Kathyryn Dabell, based out of Idaho Falls, volunteers her time as a member of the Special Olympics Idaho Board of Directors.

More than 1,000 Special Olympics Idaho athletes are currently training for Regional Summer Games in Boise, McCall, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene. The Summer Sports Season will culminate with State Games in the Treasure Valley.

"In a time where companies keep cutting back, Zions Bank continues to support our incredible program and athletes," said Special Olympics Idaho CEO Laurie Lafollette. "We feel very lucky to have Zions Bank on our side!"

About Zions Bank

Zions Bank operates 23 full-service branches in Idaho, and more than 200 ATMs throughout Utah and Idaho. Zions also operates 112 branches in Utah. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment, mortgage, and insurance services, and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses nationwide. The company is also a leader in providing electronic banking services, including electronic municipal bond trading. Founded in 1873, Zions has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 130 years. For more information, visit www.zionsbank.com.

About Special Olympics Idaho

Special Olympics Idaho serves more than 1900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state. The non-profit provides free year-round sports training and competition in 14 different sports to athletes as young as 8 years old. For more information about Special Olympics Idaho, please visit www.idso.org.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO TO ACCEPT $10,000 DONATION AT ALBERTSONS FEBRUARY 24


BOISE, Idaho - Special Olympics Idaho is proud to accept a $10,000 donation from Albertsons and its parent company SUPERVALU on Saturday February 24th, 2007. The presentation will happen in conjunction with the Boise State University (BSU) Bronco football players and coaches' autograph signing session at the Albertsons located at 3301 West Cherry Lane (Cherry Lane and Ten Mile) in Meridian, Idaho. The check presentation should start just before 10am.

More than 40 Bronco players and coaches are expected at the Meridian Albertsons store for the autograph-signing session that will last from 10am until 1pm.

There will also be a handful of Special Olympics Idaho Athletes there to accept the check and get autographs from their favorite Boise State players.

Special Olympics Idaho serves more than 1900 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state. The non-profit provides sports training and competition year-round to athletes as young as 8 and as old as 80. For more information about Special Olympics Idaho, please visit www.idso.org.

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