2014 in the Rear View Mirror

Dare to Dream Scholarships Awarded

Youth Sports Alliance awarded scholarships to 48 competitive athletes and 120 elementary students participating in the YSA Get Out & Play Program. The funding is raised at the annual JANS Winter Welcome gala event and is awarded twice each year. In October, athletes apply for awards to help with registration fees and training. Scholarships awarded in March are granted to athletes qualifying for National and International Competitions. Get Out & Play Scholarships are awarded for each of the four sessions.

A Legacy of Opportunity with Stein Eriksen

During Park City’s Olympic Parade and Celebration weekend last April, YSA launched the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment. Founders set the bar high aiming to raise $2 million dollars over two years to fund a legacy of opportunity to Park City’s youth athletes. In just over six-months into the campaign, the fund broke the $1 million mark through donations at JANS Winter Welcome. The Youth Sports Alliance partnered with the Park City Community Foundation to invest Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment funds. This relationship ensures a strong and stable future for the endowment.

34th JANS Winter Welcome

The event moved this year from its beloved location at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Lodge to the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The venue change allowed this perennial sell-out to include more backers, all of whom showed up ready to continue to provide opportunities to our local kids. Thank you Park City for believing in the dreams of our youth!

Grants to Winter Sports Teams

YSA announced $45,000 in grant awards to its affiliated Winter Sports Teams. As winter sports teams prepare for the 2014-15 Competitive Season, these resources will provide crucial funding needed to provide a safe, fun, and competitive environment for our kids. Some of the awards include B-netting for safety around an alpine ski racing course, clinics for figure skaters to hone their skills with National rated coaching, and technology to improve the teaching tools for coaches.

Deer Valley joins Get Out & Play

Get Out & Play expanded its partnership to all three local ski resorts in Park City when it brought its popular after school learn-to-ski program to Deer Valley. The program, piloted by Jeremy Ranch Elementary School in early 2014 was a great success. This year the Deer Valley GO&P Ski program is open to all Park City School District Elementary Schools.

Circle of Excellence

Newpark Amphitheatre played host to the 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards, the concert and awards ceremony honoring top youth winter sports athletes. This year, more than 80 athletes, representing the top 5% of their winter sports teams, received medals honoring their accomplishments. Athletes were also recognized for show-stopping moments and leadership. Local favorite, Patwa, played the concert. Olympians Joss Christensen and Megan McJames presented the awards and were inducted into the Youth Sports Alliance Hall of Fame.

YSA Leadership Award Trip

Leadership Award nominees from various YSA member teams joined by 4-time Olympian, Catherine Rainey Norman, took a trip to Bear Lake on Chubby, the Seaplane. Athletes were nominated by their teams for the Leadership Award or had the chance to be nominated by selling the most tickets for the JANS Winter Welcome Opportunity Drawing, benefitting their team.

Epic Promise supports Youth Sports Alliance

Vail Resorts, through its Epic Promise Program, announced a grant to support YSA programming including the Stein Eriksen Endowment Opportunity Fund and Get Out & Play Programs. Vail supports its community partners across the country with donations valued in excess of $6.5 million annually.

Sunrise Rotary awards grant funds to YSA

Park City’s Sunrise Rotary supported YSA’s Get Out & Play Program. Over the past several years, YSA partner venues have maintained their pricing structure, while transportation costs have increased by 25% and 12% in the past two years respectively. The Sunrise Rotary Grant will allow YSA to hold the line on price increases to keep this program affordable to all families in Park City.

Park City on Parade

Park City sent a record 64 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, including 18 alumni of Youth Sports Alliance teams. Their medal haul included twelve medals. Homegrown Park-ites – Joss Christensen, Steve Holcomb, Sage Kotsenburg and Ted Ligety – brought home 3 Gold medals and 2 Bronze. Park City, if counted as a country, placed 9th in the medal standings, tied with France, Austria and Poland. YSA celebrated the success of Park-ites, by holding a parade down Main Street attended by thousands of fans.

Looking forward to many more #ysadreams in 2015!

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Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment UPDATE


As of October 26, thanks to all who donated at JANS Winter Welcome, the Opportunity Endowment has raised $1 million and is halfway to the goal!

More information / How to give


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Thanks for making Jans Winter Welcome a huge success!

The 34th annual Jans Winter Welcome was an incredible evening. Thanks to our guests, donors, sponsors, volunteers, partner teams and athletes for making the event such a success.

CollageJWW2014-CarlaRead Carla’s great blog post about the event, and see all the evening’s photos here. High-resolution downloads are available for purchase, with a percentage coming back to YSA.

Watch this clip from Park City Television for a glimpse of the festivities:

Congratulations to our Opportunity Drawing winners!

Grand Prize (Monte Carlo Grand Prix Trip) was won by Fred Reynolds
(sold by Park City Freestyle)

A PCMR Season Pass was won by Eric Bloomquist
(sold by Park City Ski Team)

The JANS Ski Package was won by Marcie Gorsch
(sold by Wasatch Luge Club)

SponsoLogos650Thanks to our table sponsors, auction donors and volunteers!

Alec and Rachel McAree
Park City Mountain Resort
Powd’r Corp
SES Strategies/Blackdog Construction

Deer Valley Resort
TCFC — Canyons Resort Master Developer

The Colony at White Pine Canyon
Greg Golding — UBS
Intermountain Mortgage Co.
Bjorn and Sandra Espenses
Tom and Laurie Eastwood
Jim and Barbara Gaddis
Montage Deer Valley
Play Well Play Safe Foundation
Richard Sheinberg/David Moore
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
Zions Bank

Aloha Ski and Snowboard
AlpenFit —
Indoor Training for Outdoor Life
All Resort Transportation
Angel Properties of Glenwild Realty
Aptitude Academics
Michael & Winnie Atkin
Baby NeeNee
Shannon Bahrke Happe
Barclay Butera
Randy Barton
Basin Recreation
Stephanie Bass
Marty Bauer
Jeff & Shannon Bennett
Bjorn Stova
Black Diamond Equipment LTD
Black Diamond Gymnastics & Sports Center
James Blair
Blakeslee Advertising
Blue Sky Ranch
Carla Boecklin Photography
Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen
Bowman-Carter Law
Brahic/Kusner Family
Angela Brand
Brite Nites
Kent Budge
Buff, Inc.
Carol Burr
Cameo College of Essential Beauty
Jon Casson
Jeremy Call
Canyons Resort
Jason Carone and
Julianne Rosen-Carone
Cole Sport
Color Me Mine
Constellation Brands
Mark Copeland
Bruce & Debbie Corrigan
Crater Springs Golf Course
Davanza’s Old Town
Lisa Dennis
Billy Demong
Deer Valley Club
Deer Valley Resort
Dolly’s Book Store
DoDads for You
Eddie Bauer
Educational Advantage
Egyptian Theater
El Chubasco
Jason Ellis
The Endorphin Group
Alix Farnell
Jodey Fey
Lynn Fey
Jacky Fischer
Jim Fitlow
Flanagan’s On Main
Bryan Fletcher
Strike Fongeallaz
Giro/Easton-Bell Sports
Giving a Bleep
Granger School of Music
Great Harvest Bread Company
Great Plains Mountain Stuff
Groove, A Pilates Studio
Grub Steak Restaurant
Helly Hansen
Trent Hickman
Hotel Park City
Dar Hendrickson
Holland America
Geoff Hurwitch
K2 Creative Productions
Tom Kelly
Dave & Sarah Kelso
Kimball Art Center
Rich Kuipers
Sarah Langridge
Charlie Lansche
Tim Lepage
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Leki USA
Ted Ligety
Lit Salon
Rob Littlefield
Loco Lizard
M3 Events & Entertainment
Amy & Dan Macuga
Main Street Pizza and Noodle
Main Street Salon & Spa
Chris Marchetti
Mary Jane’s
Maui Jim Inc
Maria McNulty
Don & Mary Mealing
Scotty Meyer
MGM Resorts
Miceli Family Michael
Mcrae Photography
Miller Motorsports Park
Hal Milner
Mirror Lake Diner
Montage Deer Valley
Mountain Dentistry
Mountain Timber Furnishings
Josée Nadeau
Naturally Forested
Newpark Resort
Nine-Grain Design
Oakley City
O’Shucks Salt Lake
Old Town Painting
One Way Sport
Ooh La La
Outdoor Research
Oxygen Plus
The Paint Mixer
Park City Bread & Bagel
Park City Gun Club
Park City Headshots
Park City Ice Arena
Park City Jewelers
Park City Karate
Park City Mobile Detailing
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Municipal Golf Course
Park City Museum
Park City Pet Grooming
The Park Record
Park City Sailing
Park City Snowboard Team
Park City Speed Skating Club
Park City Stand Up Paddleboard
Park City Storage
Park City Television
Park Meadows Country Club
PC Balloon Adventures
Peak Art & Frame
Phoebe Ondine Hair
Design & Esthetics
Powderbird Helicopter Skiing
Booker Preston
Pret Helmets
Vinny Principe
Promontory Golf Club
Ramp Sports
Range Pilates and Gyrotonic
Red Banjo Pizza
Red Rock Brewing
Reef Kitchen
Resorts West
Right Angle Picture Framing
Vaughn Robinson
Rocky Mountain Christmas
Rodan & Fields Dermatologists
Regan Rodgers
Garret Rose
Joanne H. Rupinskas
RSB Designs
Saga Outerwear
Salt Lake Bees
Salt Lake Marriott at City Creek
Sammy’s Bistro
San Francisco Design
Scott USA
Silver Bean Coffee
Silver Restaurant
Silver Star Sports
SKEA Limited
Ski Utah
Skip Barber Racing School
Sky Lodge
Haley Smith
Smith Optics
Soul Poles
Sports Den
Spring Mobile
Squatter’s Road House Grill
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Summit Bike Club
Sundance Institute
Surface Medical Spas
Swire Coca-Cola
Tadasana Yoga Studio
Tara Sylvester Photography
Jessica Taylor
Top Shelf
Steve Travis
Twin Power Yoga Park City
US Ski and Snowboard Association
USA Premium Leather
Utah Audiology & Hearing
Utah Grizzlies
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Utah Opera
Utah Symphony
Ricardo Velarde
The Venetian
Victory Ranch & Conservancy
Katharine Villard
Jillian Vogtli
Waldorf Astoria
Wasatch AV
Wasatch Bagel
Wasatch Luge
Wasatch Tea Company
Water Science
Mike & Mariana Whitaker
Whole Foods Market
Christopher Willis
Brad Wilson
Bryon Wilson
Women’s Ski Jumping USA
Young Riders
Michael & Christina Zavell

Abbey Peterson
Aimee Preston
Allison Stone
Amy Macuga
Angela Brand
Angelina Schmae
Anne Cummins
Anne Smith
Ashley Bott
Ben Myers
Bill Lesar
Bill Riley
Bobby Stevenson
Brad Sparlin
Bud Raymer
Carol Burr
Carol Thuman
Caron Keim
Cheryl White Hamrick
Christiana Dudik
Christy Dias
Chuck Hamrick
Claudia Garces
Connie Greene
Cristina Calcagni
Dakota Connole
Diane Favorito
Diana Sylvester
Duke Speer
Ean Woodbury
Ellie Mitchell
Eric Myers
Erika Roberts
Glenn Hamblin
Gwen Dudik
Haley Smith
Heather Darling
Heather Feldman
Jan Mitchell
Jana Quilter
Jason Carone
Jennifer Hoefler
Joanna Lock
Joanne Rupinskas
Jodi Butler
Jon O’Brien
Jon Owen
Karie Heavrin
Karin Goodman
Karla Willis
Katherine Shumate
Katy Paterson
Kim Raymer
Kris Severson
Krista Dana
Kristian Peyrin
Kurt Almond
Lisa Cummins
Liz Craig Myers
Liz Mallen
Loretta Haslock
Lori Drivdahl
Lucy Best
Mark Schipper
Marsha Bloom
Mary Partridge
Matt Dana
Matt Terwilliger
Melissa Gready
Michelle Fogarty
Michael Bell
Mick Berry
Nancy Leipman
Nick Goodman
Patrick Giblin
Patty McLaughlin
RandiJo Taurel
Rob Greene
Robert Lazzaroni
Ryan Walsh
Sarah Langridge
Scott Slomiak
Scotty Meyers
Sean Smith
Shannon Bahrke Happe
Sharon Bush
Sherry Weaver
Soraya Garfield
Stacey Wooley
Stephanie Bass
Stephanie Fischer
Stephanie Strohl
Stormy Petersen
Susan Hamblin
Susan Valentine
Tami Dawson
Tyffanee Fugate
Vicky Fitlow
Vytes Rupinskas
Wendy Macuga
Will Valentine
William Valentine Jr.

Maddie Bowman
Joss Christensen
Emily Cook
Bryan Fletcher
Taylor Fletcher
Shannon Bahrke Happe
Devin Logan
Derek Parra
Stephani Victor

We apologize if we missed anyone! Our heartfelt thanks for all who contributed and helped out. 

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