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New group invites guys to give back

JACKSON, Wyo. — The premise of “Guys Who Give” is as simple as the name suggests:

Every month, a group of guys gets together to give money to a local charity of their choice. The national organization has chapters all over the country. Its newest? Right here in Teton County.

Jackson local Josh Frappart started the Teton County chapter after seeing the work his friend in Colorado and brother-in-law in Michigan were doing in their respective chapters. The first meeting for Teton County guys is this Wednesday, November 13 at Hole Bowl.

“There aren’t a lot of programs for guys to just hang out and give back,” Frappart said. “It’s such a cool way to get involved, and I thought it would be a great way to get together some pretty good numbers to be able to give.”

Guys Who Give hosts four meetings per year. At each meeting, the goal is to bring at least 100 guys together to give at least $100. The $100 is basically the cost of membership, but every penny of it will be donated to a local charity chosen from a hat at the meeting.

“Any guy who shows up can nominate [a charity],” Frappart explained. At the end of the night, the guys will pull three names out of a hat. The nominator of each chosen nonprofit gets to defend their choice, and the entire group will vote for one nonprofit to be the beneficiary for that quarter.

Simple math: 100 guys times $100 is a substantial chunk of change for a nonprofit to receive.

“That’s $10,000 we could probably raise in an hour of time,” Frappart said.

Guys who Give chapters meet on the same night across the country, so local participants can imagine the larger impact the group has.

Frappart has rented bowling lanes for later in the night, so expect a night of drinks, conversation, new friends, and bowling. Register on-site or email teton@guyswhogive.org to register in advance. Participants can also register and pay online at GuysWhoGive.org. There’s also a Teton County chapter Facebook group.

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