Thanks for making the 35th JANS Winter Welcome a success!

Game, set, match! Another fantastic, sold-out JANS Winter Welcome is in the books. Thanks to our guests, donors, sponsors, volunteers, partner teams and athletes for making the event such a hit.

More photos now up! Email if you would like a larger version of your photo.

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

And the video from the evening’s presentation, in case you were unable to attend (or hear)

Congratulations to our Opportunity Drawing winners!

Grand Prize (2016 French Open Trip) was won by Patricia Polster
(sold by Park City Ski Team)

Newpark Staycation was won by Merritt Bennett
(sold by Park City Ski Team)

JANS Ski Package was won by Scott Burton
(sold by Wasatch Freestyle)

Private Lesson with Michael O’Keefe, head tennis pro at the PC MARC was won by Rich West
(Pickleball drawing)

And a big thank you for additional donations to the Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment at JANS Winter Welcome:

Dave and Kathleen DiCesaris
Alec and Rachel McAree

Ron Steele
Anne and Kevin Parker

Thanks to our table sponsors, auction donors and volunteers!

Russ and Cathy Coburn
Alec and Rachel McAree
Steve and Angela Schmidt
Vail Resorts — EpicPromise

Deer Valley Resort

Geoff and Tina Buchheister
The Colony at White Pine Canyon
Tom and Laurie Eastwood
Engel & Völkers
Jim and Barbara Gaddis
Greg Golding
Chris Marchetti
Park City Ice Miners Youth Hockey — Matt Prucka
Play Well Play Safe Foundation
Powd’r Corp
Richard and Jill Sheinberg
USANA — Dan Macuga
Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

All in a Day Design
All Resorts
Ivor Allsop
Alyeska Ski Club
American Quality Furniture
Erik Anderson
Michael Atkin
Auntie Em’s Cookies
Baby NeeNee
Baja Cantina
Barclay Butera
Lauren Barros
Basin Recreation
Marty Bauer
Chris & Lucy Best
Big Agnes
Big Sky Brewing Company
Bill White Enterprises
Bjorn Stova
Black Diamond Equipment LTD
Black Diamond Gymnastics
Boneyard Saloon & Kitchen
Brahic-Kusner Family
Angela Brand
Melissa Briley
Brite Nites
Buff, Inc.
Butcher’s Chophouse
Cahoots Cards Gifts & Cigars
Carlson Distributing
Jason & Julianne Carone
Steve & Val Chin
Clockwork Café
CM Painting Inc.
Cole Sport
Color Me Mine
Country Music Hall of Fame
Davanza’s Old Town
Deer Valley Resort
Dolly’s Bookstore
DR Stephens Estates
Dry-X Inc
Devin Earl
Earth’s Roots
Educational Advantage
Lee & Kristie Eggebroten
Egyptian Theatre
Elegante Interiors
The Endorphin Group
Stacey Engel
Dana Evan
Flanagan’s on Main
Flying Ace All-Stars
Strike Fongeallaz
Fuzz Feddersen
Howie Garber
Gateway Aesthetic Institute
Goal Zero
Giselle Gorder
David & Jane Gorrell
Granger School of Music
Great Harvest Bread Company
Grub Steak Restaurant
Grupo Vidanta/Grand Luxxe
The Habit Hamburger Grill
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley
Helly Hansen
Dar Hendrickson
Eric Heiden
High Mountain Portraits
Kelli Hollingsworth
Hot Chilly’s
Hotel Park City
Hugo Coffee
Hunnicut Wines
The Inn at Palmetto Bluffs
Integrative Veterinary Medical Services
Aleaze Jeavons
The Jeremy Golf &
Country Club
Heather Johnson
Kellie Hatcher Photography
David & Sara Kelso
Kimball Art Center
Kincade Upstill
Kiss My Face
Kneaders of Park City
Krimson Klover
Leki USA
Ted Ligety
LiVe Well Center Park City
Loco Lizard
Lofty Peaks Adventures
Lotte New York Palace
Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep
Ann & Mac MacQuoid
Dan Macuga
Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep
Main Street Pizza and Noodle
Mary Jane’s
Maxwell’s/Fat Kid Pizza
Mary Beth Maziarz
MedQuest Pharmacy
The Miceli Family
Hal and Lois Milner
Mirror Lake Diner
Montage Residences Deer Valley
Mountain BodyMountain Dentistry
Mountain Peak Designs
Mountain Timber
National Hockey League
The New West Country Store
Newpark Resort
No Name Saloon
The North Face
Oakley City
Old Town Painting
One Way Sports USA
Outdoor Research
Paint Mixer
Parallel Napa Valley Wines
Park City Bread & Bagel
Park City Gun Club
Park City Historical Museum
Park City Ice Arena
Park City Institute
Park City Jewelers
Park City Karate
Park City Municipal Golf Course
Park City Pet Grooming
Park City Running Company
Park City Sailing
Park City Ski Boot
Park City Ski Team
Park City Speedskating Club
Park City Sport
Park City Storage
Park Meadows Country Club
PC Balloon Adventures
Phoebe Ondine Hair Design & Esthetics
Pink Elephant Coffee Roaster
Podium Ski Services
Poison Creek Furniture & Design
Monty Powell & Anna Wilson
Vinny Principe
ProTrans Transportation
Ramp Sports
Range Pilates and Gyrotonic
Real Salt Lake
Red Pine Adventures
Reef Kitchen
Resorts West
Right at Home
Ritual Chocolate
Vaughn Robinson
Rock Resorts Spa
Rocky Mountain Christmas
Rocky Mountain Rep Group — Go Pro
Regan Rodgers
Garret Rose
Joanne Rupinskas
RSB Designs
Rustic Roasters
San Francisco Design
Debbie Seaver
Sheraton Salt Lake Hotel
Silver Star Sports
Ski Utah
Skida Headwear
Skip Barber Racing School
Smith Optics
Haley Smith
Sean Smith
Solitude Mountain Resort
Soul Poles
SP Gadgets
Squatter’s Roadhouse Grill
St. Regis
Stocking Mountain Trading
Stoli/Liz Lister
Sundance Institute
Sweetwater Equestrian Center
Swire Coca-Cola
Tadasana Yoga Studio
Jessica Taylor
Jennifer Thomas
Toko US
Top Shelf Services
Torchlight Inn
Trace Worthington
The Tryst in Vail Village
Twice the Dough
US Ski & Snowboard Association
USA Premium Leather
Utah Audiology & Hearing
Utah Grizzlies
Utah Olympic Park
Utah’s Hogle Zoo
Vail Resorts— Epic Promise
Ricardo Velarde
Victory Ranch
Katharine Villard
Jillian Vogtli
Waldorf Astoria
Walgreens — Logan
Wasatch Tea Company
Wasatch & Wool Yarns
Water Science
WeDo Banana Flour
Whole Foods
Weyco Group, Inc
Deannie Wimmer
Barbara Wirotsko
Women’s Tennis Association
Yoga with Randi Jo
Young Riders
Michael & Christina Zavell
Zoom Restaurant

Donna Allen
Holly Arndt
Jeff Bennett
Shannon Bennett
Mick Berry
Lucy Best
Pascale Blumer
Angela Brand
Jake Brand
Stefen Brennwald
Grace Brown
Carol Burr
Sharon Bush
Joyce Butler
Cristina Calcagni
Jennifer Carmichael
Jason Carone
Brian Damon
Drew Dana
Krista Dana
Matt Dana
Christy Dias
Grace Donahue
Val Donahue
Lori Drivdahl
Christiana Dudik
Delaney Duncan
Stacey Farquharson
Donna Fisher
Michael Flaherty
Tanya Fleisher
Michelle Fogarty
Becky Giauque
Patrick Giblin
Kimberly Goldberg
Karin Goodman
Nick Goodman
Melissa Gready
Susan Hamblin
Chuck Hamrick
Shannon Bahrke Happe
Reed Harper
Loretta Haslock
Dean Heavrin
Jennifer Hoefler
Skyler Jackenthal
Laurie Jorgensen
Maddie Kaiserman
Scott Kaveny
Caron Keim
Lexi Keim
Ales Kubina
Kathy Larson
Teash Lawson
Bill Lesar
Crawford Lee
Joanna Lock
Andee Lyons
Amy Macuga
Daniel Macuga
Charlie Maulding
Christopher Maulding
Theo Mazzone
Patty McLaughlin
Susan Miles
Ellie Mitchell
Jan Mitchell
Leyden Mitchell
Kathy Monniger
Kiley Morgan
Cristina Morelli
Ben Myers
Kate Myers
Liz Myers
Ericha Oberg
Ethan Owen
Mary Partridge
Kristian Peyrin
Milan Peyrin
Aimee Preston
Bill Pidwell
Lanie Pidwell
Susan Pidwell
Paige Rayner
Bill Riley
Jane Riley
Suzette Robarge
Vytas Rupinskas
Amanda Sangster
Kris Severson
Scott Slomiak
Haley Smith
Abigail Sorenson
Melissa Sorensen
Duke Speer
Coale Stangeland
Courtney Stangeland
Amelie Stein
Allison Stone
Stephanie Strohl
Randi Jo Taurel
Matt Terwillegar
Jennifer Thomas
Michael Thomas
Susie Townsend
Susan Valentine
William Valentine, Jr.
Suzanne Vandenberg
Colin VanValkenburg
Annie Wallace
Ryan Walsh
Lauren Wester
Cheryl White
Karla Willis
Dylan Woodbury
Ean Woodbury
Trace Worthington

Emily Cook
Shannon Bahrke Happe
Jessica Jerome
Hannah Kearney
Steve Nyman
Derek Parra
Jessica Smith-Kooreman
Liz Stephen
Nikki Stone
Marco Sullivan

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

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35th JANS Winter Welcome: Grooming Dreams for the Youth Sports Alliance

JWW2015-Header650Join the Youth Sports Alliance and special guests on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for an evening of dining, dancing and bidding to benefit nine winter sports programs and support thousands of young athletes on snow and ice. Individual Tickets start at $250 ($275 after October 15th). copy


Event Sponsorships Available. Contact Christy Dias at for information regarding sponsorship or with questions about the event.

A ‘Bucket List’ VIP trip to the French Open Tennis Tournament will be offered as the Grand Prize for the Opportunity Drawing. Tickets may be purchased for a suggested $50 donation from YSA athletes or online. The trip includes airfare, lodging and match tickets.



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Congratulations to our 2015 Circle of Excellence Award Winners!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our youth athletes and enjoy live music on Sunday at the Circle of Excellence Awards!

Over 100 athletes from nine different winter sport programs were honored for their achievements, leadership, core values, and show-stopping moments, as well as one new inductee into the YSA Hall of Fame and two volunteers honored with the YSA Spirit of Service Award. Click here for the full list of 2015 award recipients.

2015 Champion Award Winners

2015 Champion Award Winners

2015 All-Star Award Winners

2015 All-Star Award Winners

Wynter Probert (center, here with fellow nominees), chosen for her “showstopping” moments

Get Out & Play SCOTT Core Values Award Winners

Get Out & Play SCOTT Core Values Award Winners

Lindsey Van joined Brett Camerota, Joss Christensen, Chris “Hatch” Haslock, Ted Ligety, Megan McJames, and Bryon Wilson in the YSA Hall of Fame. Van grew up in Park City ski jumping with the boys. A current member of the U.S. VISA Women’s Ski Jumping Team, Van won the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Jumping Championships in addition to taking 15th place in the inaugural 2014 Olympic Women’s Ski Jumping event in Sochi. While she is a pioneer for her sport and has had countless victories as an athlete, she says she’s most proud of her decision to become a bone marrow donor.

On hand to help distribute awards were 2- time Olympic Nordic Skier, Liz Stephen, and 2-time Olympic Aerial Skier, Emily Cook.

The Skullcandy Leadership Award was presented to Figure Skater, Anna Shott. Shott earned the respect of her coaches and peers due to her hard work and enthusiasm. She developed a partnership with Friends of Animals to leverage the attendance, theme and reputation of the Figure Skating Club of Park City’s spring ice show to raise awareness about homeless pets and raise crucial funds for that organization.

Anna Shott wins Skullcandy Leadership Award

Anna Shott wins Skullcandy Leadership Award

Bob Wheaton, General Manager of Deer Valley Resort, and Kerry Morgan, long-time Director of YSA’s Get Out & Play, were honored with YSA Spirit of Service awards.

Wheaton is a founder of the YSA and a long-time supporter of its programming. Through Deer Valley Resort, he has provided consistent support of JANS Winter Welcome, playing host to the event for many years. The launch of the $2 million dollar Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment was held Silver Lake Lodge at his behest and he has provided annual opportunities for YSA to host its supporters for First Tracks events. More recently, he opened the doors of the resort to Park City School District elementary school students participating in YSA’s Get Out & Play program. Local students are getting a chance to make their own first tracks on some of the best groomed corduroy in the world.

Kerry Morgan started out as a parent volunteer for the Park City Mountain Resort after school ski program and went on to lead a multi-sport, multi-venue program allowing kids experience sports as diverse as snowboarding, ski jumping and mountain biking. During her tenure as Get Out & Play Director she instituted the YSA core values ‘SPORT’ program as part of the weekly Get Out & Play Program. Scholarship opportunities for area youth in need grew exponentially under her leadership. Her legacy is for finding a true home for this unique program while providing a positive structured environment in which local children can learn about commitment, respect and hard work.

Kerry Morgan accepting Spirit of Service Award

Kerry Morgan accepting Spirit of Service Award


Many thanks to EpicPromise, Granger School of Music, Maxwell’s, Mountain Town Music,
Newpark Resort, NY Johnny’s, Skullcandy and Utah Conservatory!

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