Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities is happening on September, 7th. Over the past sixteen years, the event has helped local charities raise nearly $91 million and has touched the lives of thousands. Over the years, those dollars have helped house homeless pets, feed the hungry, teach our children and protect Jackson’s natural beauty.
Before Old Bill’s Fun Run we wanted to highlight a few of the non-profits that make a huge impact in our community with some questions and answers.
What does your organization do and you many people do you benefit?
This year the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club celebrates 75 years of building champions in winter sports and in life. Our Alpine, Nordic and Freeride Programs inspire fun, fitness, sportsmanship and personal achievement in young athletes training, academic support and competition. We annually serve over 400 athletes ages 6-19.
How is your organization involved with JHMR?
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club’s largest sponsor. Thanks to their generous support of local young athletes have the opportunity to train and compete at a world class venue. Through after school and weekend training, our local athletes build the foundation to reach their full potential. Athletes from our around the region and county visit Jackson to compete in our jointly hosted events including the Wes Barron Speed Series and the USASA Freeride Series. To reach the undeserved sector of our community JHMR sponsors our collaborative Learn 2 Ski program created to give all local second graders the opportunity to ski. Finally, JHMR plays a key role in the club’s fundraising efforts by hosting of the Black Tie Blue Jeans Ski Ball and the Pole Pedal Paddle as well as selling the club’s membership cards.
Goals for this year?
JHSC strives towards inclusion, building character and creating world class programs, facilities and athletes. This year we plan to award $50,000 in scholarships and work with athletes to realize and achieve their personal goals. We are also creating a ski museum in the Snow King Center in celebration of our anniversary