Letters to the Editor,
November 4, 2015
Education Foundation gets a treat from Basin Rec event
Last Saturday, 300 kids and kids-at-heart ran, walked and trick or treated through Basin Recreation’s annual ‘Celebrate the Spirits’ 5K and Fun Run. It was a gorgeous day and a great way to get out for a run with the family, wear that Halloween costume a week early and enjoy some treats!
We at PCEF are grateful to be the recipient of the proceeds, and want to thank Basin Rec and everyone who came out to participate. We love the fact that Basin Recreation provides so many diverse activities for children (and adults and dogs!) of all ages and abilities. And, as a key partner of Running with Ed, we appreciate all they do to help us make the race a success.
Thank you Basin Rec for supporting PCEF, and for all you do to ensure our kids have access to all kinds of sports and activities!
Jennifer Billow, Events, Marketing, and Communications Manager
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Nonprofits are the backbone of Park City
When you think about Park City what comes to mind? Is it the trails? Parks? Open space? Free concerts? Skiing (obviously)? Great schools? Arts Fest? All of the above and then some?
When I think of this community, I think of all of the above and the lifestyle that we are lucky to enjoy by living here. For many/most, it was choice of lifestyle which brought us to this community. We all made it here one way or another at some point in time to take advantage of what this town provides.
Every day when I get up and look around, I am reminded of what a magical place Park City is. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend the rest of my life, and a better place to raise our kids. One of the great things about this town is how we are connected by a thread of a common life decision to live in a place which respects and promotes the importance of a well-rounded life.
For 365 days a year there are non-profit organizations which serve as the backbone behind the scenes of the very lifestyle that we all love. This town wouldn’t be a fraction of what it is without the hard work and dedication that these organizations provide to our community.
Live PC Give PC is one day out of the year where we as a community of citizens can celebrate, recognize and give back to the organizations that give to us the other 364 days of the year. Please join me on Friday November 6th by taking part of Live PC Give PC and show your appreciation and support of the organizations that touch your life and Park City the place we all love.
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Employee lauds Vail Resort’s EpicVolunteer program
I want to thank Vail Resorts and the EpicVolunteer program for their support of me on my trip to Peru with the Hope Alliance. The EpicVolunteer Program is offered to all seasonal and year-round Vail employees who work full-time and have at least 750 hours with the company. Applications are accepted on the 15th of every month. EpicVolunteers must commit to sharing their experience with co-workers and communities in an effort to inspire others to participate. The program covers 40 hours of paid time off and a small travel stipend.
The Epic Volunteers is an extension of the EpicPromise program at Vail Resorts and embodies the Do Good Vail Value: preserve our natural environment and contribute to the success of our local communities. Each year, EpicPromise donates more than $7.5 million to non-profits throughout the communities in which the company operates, as well as 20,000 hours of volunteer time, with a focus on supporting youth and the environment. For more information about Vail Resorts EpicVolunteers or EpicPromise visit http://www.epicpromise.com. Thank you Vail Resorts, Ciao, Ciao!
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Nonprofits make Park City a special place to live
In 2001 Mark and I moved to Park City because we wanted to work and live in a mountain resort community that reflected our values and interests. being involved in organizations and activities such as the Park City Institute’s entertainment and intellectual stimulation opportunities, Arts Kids’ youth development programs, and the Christian Center’s support for the underserved in our community, we have found a quality of life that can’t be matched. The Park City Community Foundation’s Live PC Give PC campaign gives us all the opportunity to recognize organizations that are the backbone of our community by supporting their fundraising efforts. There are over 85 local organizations receiving donations through this one day of giving on Friday, November 6th.
So whatever your passions — arts, education, recreation, youth, animals — there is an opportunity for you to give. Please participate in this important community event whether you are a resident, employee or seasonal visitor as these organizations are what make Park City great!
Janet van Hartesvelt
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Lacrosse programs will benefit from Live PC Give PC
This Friday, November 6th is a day of community giving, a wonderful new tradition in our community. Please consider giving to Park City Lacrosse Organization and help our student athletes who give their all to bring greatness to our community. As a non-sanctioned high school sport, our lacrosse teams receive no funding from the high school. Funds will go towards coaching, uniforms, field space, referees, travel – everything our players need. Our girls team is the reigning state champion, two years in a row (2014 and 2015) and our boys team was the state champion in 2014, and narrowly missed repeating last year in the state championship game. As you are giving on Friday, please consider a donation to our lacrosse programs.
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Dog park fan’s been left in the dark
Now that the time has changed, hockey and curling being played, I cannot stress how important it is to install a streetlight at the intersection of F.J. Gilmore and Round Valley Drive. This is by the new "Serenity" sculpture. It is pitch black there and trying to find the entrance to the dog park is near impossible. I URGENTLY request that this be done immediately as it is an accident waiting to happen.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Moore
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