Snow King, Snocross and partners support Doug Coombs with check

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –Snow King Mountain Resort last weekend presented a check to the Doug Coombs Foundation for $34,000. Snow King management said it is all part of their ongoing efforts to support local families and recreational activities.

“For many Jackson families, the Doug Coombs Foundation provides an important opportunity for low-income children to join their peers in learning how to ski and snowboard in Jackson Hole,” said Snow King Mountain Resort general manager Ryan Stanley. “Through our partnership with the Doug Coombs Foundation, we have seen local children and families thrive in new sports and activities.”

The AMSOIL Snocross event—through ticket, food and beer sales—raised $2,500, which was generously matched by partners including the Jackson Hole Snow Devils, Hold Fast Racing, Woody’s Racing, and International Series of Champions (ISOC). Snow King Mountain Resort’s board of directors and management personally contributed an additional $29,000 to the Foundation.

The total donation of $34,000 to the Doug Coombs Foundation will be used to fund ski and snowboard lessons, parent ski lessons, snow gear and equipment, and snow sports outerwear.

The program at Doug Coombs Foundation now has nearly 200 enrolled. (Emily Coombs Facebook)

Doug Coombs Foundation executive director Mary Erickson said, “A diverse and integrated community where all children play together is important for a well-rounded community. The Doug Coombs Foundation is grateful that Snow King Mountain Resort and its partners recognize that our goal of accessible outdoor recreation for everyone is essential for children and families to thrive in our community. We appreciate Snow King’s continued partnership and generous support.”

Snow King partnered with the Foundation at its inception in 2012. That first year saw 28 kids signed up for winter sports. By 2016, enrollment was more than 180 and continues to grow every year.

“Teaching children, adults, and families to recreate and love the outdoors is what living in a community such as ours is all about,” said Jeff Toolson, president of the Jackson Hole Snow Devils. “We are thrilled to support the Doug Coombs Foundation and hope to continue to see generations of children learning to ski, snowboard and steward this great environment.”

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