JHSC’s Rendezvous Rivers Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle canceled among COVID-19 mitigation

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Board of Directors and the leadership staff of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club (JHSC) have canceled the 45th Annual Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle (PPP), scheduled for April 4, 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 “coronavirus.” JHSC was subsequently informed that the Teton County Commissioners have denied the special event permit for the same reasons in action taken at the public meeting March 16.

This year’s Snake River Sporting Club Awards Ceremony was set to be an enhanced celebration of Karen Oatey’s life on the fifth anniversary of her passing and the subsequent establishment of a scholarship endowment in her name. The PPP is a major component in raising funds for the Karen Oatey Scholarship Endowment Fund which helps support student-athletes develop their passion for winter sports and the outdoors.

The Club is looking for alternate ways to celebrate these achievements and generate more support for scholarships and the endowment later this spring and into the summer.

“We are looking forward to pressing through these challenging times with our community’s best interest in mind,” said Jeff Moran, JHSC Chief Marketing Officer. “The health and wellbeing of our friends and neighbors is paramount. The PPP will be back in 2021 better than ever!”

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