More Ways to Support TAS Through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2017

Old Bill's Fun Run 2017The good people at the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole have come up with some pretty creative ways for folks to support their favorite non-profit organization(s) beyond simply giving through the 20-year old Old Bill’s Fun Run event. See below for the clever contests and participate if you’d like to support TAS. If you just want to donate to TAS through Old Bill’s, we’d certainly appreciate that, too! Just go to oldbills.org, click the DONATE button and find Teton Adaptive Sports. Thank you!

Contest 1: Old Bill’s Sighting Awards
Do you have friends or family who make giving back a priority? Catch people acting like Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill—being generous, kind, volunteering, engaging in service or philanthropy, or simply helping others—and nominate them for an Old Bill’s Sighting Award at oldbills.org or at the library by September 10th. Five stand-out nominees will win $500 grants for their favorite participating nonprofit(s). Nominate by Friday, August 25th and be entered to win a $200 Early-Nomination grant for the local charity of your choice!

Contest 2: Old Bill’s Eclipse Award

Encourage your donors to give early and “eclipse” last year’s gifts. The nonprofit with the largest number of gifts by midnight on Eclipse Day, August 21st, will win a $200 grant.

Contest 3: Volunteer Sign-Up Award
Sign-up as a Route team or Waste and Recycling team volunteer for Run Day before September 1st, and be entered into a raffle for $200 grants to support a participating nonprofit of your choosing.

Summer Programs Wishlist

Help us Support Teton Adaptive Sports Summer Programs

Teton Adaptive Sports Wishlist
As many of you know, this summer we’ve expanded our Adaptive Bicycle Program and will have more exciting offerings on wheels! This expansion comes at a price, though. We’re grateful to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for awarding Teton Adaptive Sports with a grant to help with the Summer Programs, but there are still a few things on our wishlist.

You can help support the programs for adaptive athletes by donating some of the gear and safety items we’re still wanting to add to our inventory. Here’s our wishlist and many of them are available at Amazon.com in a registry here.

TAS Wishlist

  • 2 Stinger trikes
  • 1 Nuke trike
  • 10 flags for all recumbent bikes
  • 8 rear view mirrors for bikes
  • 5 combination bike locks
  • 10 replacement tubes for bikes
  • 1 battery for Ice recumbent bike
  • Tailgate bike pad
  • Big truck
  • 8 folding camp chairs
  • 10 Head lamps
  • Side runner boards for raft frame
  • Drop floor for raft frame
  • Variety of NRS straps (2’ 4’ 6’)

Thank you!

Summer Adventure Days 2017

The sun is out and summer is right around the corner. Save the dates for these adaptive activities starting in late May! We can’t wait to see all our summer athletes.

• Sunday, May 21 ULTIMATE TOWNER (TAS is this year’s beneficiary!)
• Sunday, June 11 SUMMER KICK OFF AND BIKE RALLY
• Tuesday, June 20 HIKE TO CRATER LAKE
• Sunday, June 25 PADDLE DAYS
• Tuesday, July 4 4TH OF JULY PARADE
• Sunday, July 16 FISHING, LOCATION TBD
• Sunday, July 30 FOOD TOUR WITH SLOW FOOD IN THE TETONS
• Tuesday, August 8 JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT FUN DAY
• Sunday, August 13 FLOAT THE SNAKE RIVER WITH JACKSON HOLE VINTAGE ADVENTURES
• Sunday, August 27 PADDLE DAYS
• Friday-Monday, September 1-4 WYDAHO MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL
• Saturday, September 9 OLD BILL’S FUN RUN
• Friday–Sunday, September 15-17 ADAPTIVE BACKCOUNTRY PADDLE PROJECT

Summer Kick Off and Bike Rally: Dust off the bike and get summer started off right! Meet at the TAS office in Teton Village where we will be grilling lunch. Practice your skills by biking through an obstacle course. Save some energy for a group ride along the paths that lead out from the office. Spectacular views and community fun are in store for you! 12:00pm-4:00pm

Hike to Crater Lake: Enjoy the wildflowers and views while we hike to Crater Lake. Both paved and unpaved trails gives opportunity for everyone to enjoy this outing. We will meet at the end of Old Pass Road to start this adventure at 10:00 am. Snacks at the lake provided.

Paddle Days: A summer favorite! Come on out to String Lake and try out a variety of boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards provided by Rendezvous River Sports. Meet at the canoe aunch at String Lake in Grand Teton National Park 12:00pm-4:00pm. Light lunch provided.

Food Tour with Slow Food in the Tetons: TAS will partner with Slow Food in the Tetons and Friends of Pathways for this dynamic event. Participants will ride their bike or one of our adaptive bikes from R Park to Teton Village while stopping along the way to sample some of the valleys best locally sourced food. Meet at R Park at 12:30 to get ready for the ride at 1:00pm. Registration required.

Teton Village Fun Day: Enjoy all of the fun opportunities that Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has to offer this summer. Ride the tram, jump on the bungee trampoline, climb the climbing wall and take in the majestic views of Jackson. We will meet at the base of the tram at 11:00 am.

Float the Snake River: Cool off on a hot summer day with a boat ride from Wilson to South Park. We will stop for lunch on the banks of the mighty Snake where Wooden Boat Tours will share their spectacular lunch spot and grill up something delicious. Limited space available so RSVP early to reserve your place. Meet at the Wilson Bridge at 10:00 am.

Adaptive Backcountry Paddle Project: TAS will partner with Oars to provide a two night, three day Jackson Lake kayak adventure. Aimed at empowering the adaptive youth of Jackson Hole, this event is open to youth ages 10-19 and their family, friends and caregivers. Limited space available for this unique opportunity. Please inquire early. Registration deadline is June 30th.

Please RSVP for each activity. For questions contact Cherene Vanian at summerprograms@tetonadaptivesports.com or 307-413-9440.

3rd Annual TAS Apres Soiree this Saturday 1/14

The 3rd annual TAS Apre Soiree Fundraiser is this Saturday 1/14 from 3:30 to 7 pm at the Hotel Terra Ballroom. This family friendly event will have music,great food, cash bar, raffle, and fabulous silent auction. Raffle prizes include a custom pair of Igneous Skis or Snowboard, 10 day pass at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, season pass at Grand Targhee, and much more! Many silent auction items including a week stay at a 5 bedroom home in Hahnaleah Bay on the island of Kauai. All proceeds from this event go to TAS Scholarship Fund. Come on out for a great time.

Opening days ahead!

poole untractedWinter is upon us, and opening days at Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole Resorts are coming up quick. Check this websites Winter page for more info and who to contact at each resort for Adaptive lessons. In addition to downhill skiing, TAS will have Nordic sit skis available at Teton Pines Nordic Center as well as the possibility of backcountry use. With the addition of 5 new Hockey Sleds there will be expanded opportunities on the ice. Call Kurt Henry for more information at 307-699-3554 or email kurt@tetonadaptivesports.com      Charlie

Old Bill’s Fun Run Success

Old Bill’s Fun Run 2016 was held on Saturday, September 10th on the Jackson Town Square. Sponsored by the Community Foundation Of Jackson Hole, this event remains the primary funding source for many Teton County based non profits, including TAS. This year was best ever for TAS and we would like to thank all our long time donors, new donors, all the OBFR Co-Challengers, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for another great event that provides TAS with funding to continue our mission of promoting, supporting, and developing outdoor sports and recreation for people of all abilities.