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SRP approves $1M Super Bowl donation (w/ video)

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:28 pm | Updated: 7:49 am, Wed Jan 9, 2013.

Arizona’s largest electric company approved a $1 million donation to help support the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale.

By a 14 to 1 vote, Salt River Project board members passed the proposal Monday morning.

The donation will go to the Super Bowl Host Committee which raises money from local businesses to help put on the game.

SRP will give $225,000 in cash, but the majority of the donation will be in services rather than an actual dollar amount.

SRP will provide $200,000 worth of electricity generated by solar power for the Super Bowl.

Mark Bonsall, SRP’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, called it a smart business move.

“It is not only the right thing to do, I think this proposal is a good business proposition for SRP and its customers as well,” said Bonsall.

Angry customers tried to convince board members to vote against the idea after the utility company raised rates in November.

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