Wyoming Untrapped’s Annual Fundraising Through Old Bill’s Fun Run Event!
The first event of its kind in the nation, the idea for Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities came from an anonymous couple affectionately known as Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill. Their vision was to expand the charitable pie in Jackson Hole by encouraging the entire community to participate in philanthropy. In the months leading up to the event, local donors make gifts of all sizes to their favorite causes.
Old Bill’s makes giving easy as donors need only fill out one form and write one check to give to as many local organizations as they like.
In September, over 4,000 people come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in the country. The day is filled with a Fun Run and Walk, entertainment, food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration, combined with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations and has enabled them to raise over $121 million in the last nineteen years. As much as the money, the ideal of a broadly philanthropic, caring community is enriching Jackson Hole and the lives of its citizens.
Come join us on race day, Saturday, September 8! Our booth is inside the town square along Center Street. See you there!
Photo: Wyoming wild juvenile female bobcat, generously donated by James Yule. Thank you James!