Black Diamond's 19th annual Utah Avalanche Center fundraising party raises $66,000
Last month Black Diamond Equipment hosted the 19th annual fundraiser party for the Utah Avalanche Center, bringing out a record number of supporters from the Utah ski community. The beautiful Thursday evening in September provided a great atmosphere for the unofficial kick-off party for the 2012/2013 ski season and helped to raise $66,000 in operating funds for the Utah Avalanche Center. (The fundraiser party accounts for about 22% of the annual operating funds for the Utah Avalanche Center.) The Utah Avalanche Center provides an invaluable public service to the Utah ski community with detailed, daily statewide avalanche forecasts from November through April that keep people on top of the snow and educated on the natural hazards in the mountains.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Utah Avalanche Center. The organization is largely supported by private donations and would not be able to continue to operate with out the generous support of the local community!
A huge thanks goes out to all supporting sponsors: Uinta Brewery for providing the beer, Rico Mexican Market for catering the event, and all of the companies who donated product to the silent auction and raffle. A special thanks to the 60-plus volunteers who help coordinate the event!
We hope to see everyone back here for the 20th anniversary party next year! Now all we need is snow! Have fun out there this winter and be safe!