Steamboat briefs: Nonprofit SOS Outreach gets grants for youth work |

Steamboat briefs: Nonprofit SOS Outreach gets grants for youth work

— Youth nonprofit SOS Out­reach got a boost in getting under­­served youths on the slopes with a grant from a local foundation, according to a news release.

SOS Outreach, an organization that aims to inspire youth to make positive decisions through adventure sports, recently received $4,500 from the Craig-Scheck­­man Family Foundation as part of the Youth Advocacy Pro­­ject.

The grants are awarded twice a year to nonprofit, youth-serving agencies in Routt County that provide services to special needs, at-risk, and/or low-income youth. The grant will go toward putting at least 50 underserved youth, ages 8 to 18, through the program’s multiyear curriculum.

Programs at SOS are made possible by volunteers and the support of the resort and local companies. SOS also received a $1,500 grant earlier this year from the Yampa Val­­ley Community Foundation toward programs through the Arthur Anderson Memorial Endowment. 

Foundation awards grant for Howelsen ski jump

The Yampa Valley Com­­munity Foundation Grant Com­­mittee has awarded the city of Steamboat Springs a $15,000 grant to help construct the K38 Ski Jump at Howelsen Hill. The grant is through the YVCF Steam­­boat Ski and Resort Corp. Recreation Fund.

The city is raising money to build the K38 Ski Jump as part of the Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign, which includes the installation of a magic carpet surface lift, snowmaking upgrades, and lighting for the terrain park and Nordic jumps. The city is seeking grants and donations for these projects and has appointed the Howelsen Hill Centennial Committee to raise funds. The goal is to raise $2.3 million.

For more information about the Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign and the K38 Ski Jump, or to find out how to donate to these projects, call Winnie at 970-846-4705.

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