PARK CITY, Utah — Get out and play, that’s the simple message and mission of the nonprofit Youth Sports Alliance, which is holding its 43rd annual JANS Winter Welcome fundraiser at the Stein Eriksen Lodge on Oct. 28.
Get out and play is not only the goal but the name of the after-school program, along with Active 8, which provides first- through ninth-graders in Summit and Wasatch Counties with gear, scholarships, limited transportation and coaching to experience new sports.
Formed from the 2002 Olympics and through the vision of the late Jan Peterson of JANS Mountain Recreation, the Youth Sports Alliance doesn’t stop at 10th grade. It sponsor seven competitive teams:
the Figure Skating Club of Park City, the Park City Ice Miners, the Park City Speed Skating Club, the Wasatch Luge Club, Utah Olympic Park Skeleton/Bobsled, Wasatch Freestyle and Park City Ski and Snowboard.
Park City Ski and Snowboard Executive Director Christine Hind told TownLift, “We love being a part of the broader network of sports, we’re grateful to be included in the special community cultivated by YSA, that values a healthy lifestyle for young athletes and values our Olympic legacy. We appreciate how they create this important JWW fundraising platform.”
Along with the silent and live auctions at the dinner gala event at Stein’s, people do not have to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing. The grand prize is a 2024 Paris Summer Olympics Package for two. Purchase a $50 Opportunity Drawing here.
The student-athletes themselves are out in their towns of Heber, Kamas, Coalville, Midway, and Park City selling the tickets.
There are spots available to donate goods and services to the silent auction. Tickets for tables are sold out but a waitlist can be accessed here.