Support local sports organizations Friday
November 4, 2014
Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to local nonprofit organizations will take place on Friday, Nov. 7.
Among the list of worthy causes in need of donations are several sports organizations.
To donate to the nonprofits listed below, or to any organization in search of donations on Friday, visit http://www.livepcgivepc.razoo.com.
Mountain Trails Foundation
Mountain Trails maintains local trails for non-motorized recreational use during both summer and winter.
MTF Executive Director Charlie Sturgis said the nonprofit has no specific plans for the money, and that’s the great thing about Live PC Give PC.
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"It ensures the ongoing maintenance and building of trails and ensures the health of our organization for the future," he said.
With the non-earmarked donations, Sturgis said some of the money can be used for winter grooming, some can be used to complete Dawn’s Trail and some can be used to continue working on the W.O.W. Trail that will connect Park City and Heber, among other things.
For more information about Mountain Trails Foundation, visit http://www.mountaintrails.org.
Park City Sailing
Coming off a year in which Park City Sailing had more than 800 people participate in various sailing programs, the organization is looking for money to fund a couple different endeavors.
First, according to the group’s vice president, Ken Block, with 800 people using the fleet of sailboats, maintenance fees are going to increase with the increased usage.
Second, PC Sailing offers scholarships to junior sailors who might not otherwise be able to participate in a sport like sailing. The scholarships offset the costs of junior sailing programs, enabling anyone to have access to the organization’s programming.
For more information about Park City Sailing, visit http://www.parkcitysailing.org.
Youth Sports Alliance
The Youth Sports Alliance encourages youth participation in winter sports in Summit and Wasatch counties.
According to Executive Director Aimee Preston, this year’s Live PC Give PC money will go toward making sure no child is denied a chance to get outdoors this winter due to financial restrictions.
"We hope to use our donations to allow any child the chance to participate in our Get Out & Play program," Preston said in an email.
Get Out & Play is a partnership between local elementary schools and various winter sports venues in the area.
For more information about the Youth Sports Alliance, visit http://www.ysaparkcity.org .
National Ability Center
The National Ability Center, located in Park City, "empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs."
This year’s Live PC Give PC donations will be used to help fund a couple of veterans’ programs during the month of November and will also be put toward other programs, ensuring that costs remain affordable for anyone who wants to participate, according to Joelle Kanshepolsky, the manager of special projects.
Join the National Ability Center at Starbucks (1700 Park Ave.) on Friday, where members of the nonprofit will be encouraging community members to donate for Live PC Give PC.
For more information about the National Ability Center, visit http://www.discovernac.org.
Other notable sports-related organizations seeking donations during Live PC Give PC include: the Utah Olympic Park, Team Utah Snowboarding, Team Park City United, Park City Soccer Club, Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, Park City Snowboard Team Inc., Summit Bike Club, Summit Ski Team, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, Wasatch Back Amateur Hockey Association, Wasatch Freestyle Foundation Inc., Women’s Ski Jumping USA and Young Riders.