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Live PC Give PC: Olympic Park ramped up, music is in tune

The Live PC Give PC not-for-profit fundraising day is scheduled on Friday, providing a chance to support a wide range of organizations on the same day.

More information about the event is available on its website, http://livepcgivepc.razoo.com/giving_events/LivePCGivePC14/home.

Some of the organizations raising money on Friday include:

  • the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, which manages the Utah Olympic Park in the Snyderville Basin and the Utah Olympic Oval speedskating venue in Kearns.

    The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is partnering with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association to raise money for an effort known as Project Big Air, which will replace the training pool ramps at the Utah Olympic Park. Athletes in the aerials, moguls, slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines use the ramps for practice.

    Sandy Chio, the marketing director for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, said the new ramps are expected to cost $3 million. The demolition of the existing ramps started in early October. The new ramps are scheduled to debut in June 2015.

    Chio said the general contractor hired to build the new ramps, Jacobsen Construction, will match the funds raised by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation during Live PC Give PC, up to $10,000.

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    Athletes who participate in sports clubs that use the Utah Olympic Park will be supporting Live PC Give PC at the roundabout off S.R. 224 outside the Visitor Information Center on Friday.

    More information about the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation is available at http://www.utaholympiclegacy.com

  • Mountain Town Music, which organizes concerts in the summer and fall.

    Brian Richards, the community conductor of musical affairs for Mountain Town Music, said the group will put money raised during Live PC Give PC to programming, including educational outreach.

    Mountain Town Music puts on concerts six nights per week in the summer, including Wednesday nights at Deer Valley Resort, Thursday nights at Newpark and Sunday afternoons in Miners Park on Main Street.

    The concerts run from the beginning of June until the beginning of September each year.

    In 2014, according to Richards, Mountain Town Music organized 207 concerts with the possibility of drawing up to 250,000 people. The concerts included performances at the Park Silly Sunday Market and the Park City Kimball Arts Festival.

    Mountain Town Music also offers outreach programs in schools.

    People representing Mountain Town Music plan to busk on Main Street during Live PC Give PC.

    For more information about Mountain Town Music, visit the organization’s website, http://www.mountaintownmusic.org.

  • Park City Film Series, which puts on weekly screenings of art house films and documentaries.

    The Park City Film Series is traditionally housed in the Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library and Education Center and intends to return to that venue next summer after a temporary relocation as City Hall renovates the Library and Education Center.

    Katy Wang, the executive director of the Park City Film Series, said the organization plans to raise money during Live PC Give PC for free community programming. She said, as an example, the Reel Community Series that partners with another not-for-profit organization for fundraising and community dialogue will benefit from Live PC Give PC.

    Wang said the Park City Film Series will also use funds raised on Friday to host a books-to-movies program at the Park City Library and the Summit County Library and films in French and Spanish in support of the Park City School District’s dual-immersion program. She said funds will also help the Park City Film Series’ showcase for Utah filmmakers.

    A free filmmakers’ showcase is scheduled Nov. 7-9 in conjunction with Live PC Give PC at the Park City Marriott on Sidewinder Drive.

    More information about the Park City Film Series is available at http://www.parkcityfilmseries.com.

  • the Egyptian Theatre, which puts on live performances at the historic Main Street theater. Randy Barton, the managing director of the Egyptian Theatre, said funds raised during Live PC Give PC will be used in the YouTheatre program, which teaches youngsters and teens the skills they need for live performances, giving them confidence.

    Barton said the Egyptian Theatre enrolls between 100 and 400 people in YouTheatre between the ages of 5 years old and 18 years old. He said the YouTheatre program was housed in the Main Street Mall between 1995 and 2012. That building is undergoing a major renovation that forced the relocation of the YouTheatre program.

    Barton said the Egyptian Theatre is searching for a permanent home for the YouTheatre program.

    "We’re desperately raising money to try to find space," he said.

    The Egyptian Theatre hopes many people make small donations to the organization during Live PC Give PC and a few people make large ones, Barton said.

    The Egyptian Theatre will hold an open house from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the day of Live PC Give PC. A Pure Prairie League concert is scheduled that night.

    More information about the Egyptian Theatre is available at http://www.parkcityshows.com.

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