Friends of PAC had an outstanding year and we are so thankful for the overwhelming community support! We continued our annual fundraising efforts and added an amazing running race to our calendar; Midnight on the Mesa. From all of these events as well as the generosity of board members, private donors, local businesses, grants and sponsorships, Friends of PAC provided PAC with an incredible $98,323.40 in funding support!
These dollars support ongoing services and programs at PAC and ensure access to healthy affordable recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities in our community. Friends of PAC is proud to have supported the following at PAC:
68 hours of enrichment instruction during summer camp including art, dance, STEAM activities and movement.
$6,682 in funding for tuition assistance for summer camp attendees; an impressive 266% increase compared to previous years.
439 youth student athletes benefited from participating in Jr Wrangler sports including flag and tackle football, volleyball, basketball, track, and, new this year, soccer.
388 local youth completed swim lessons, a critical life skill. Of these, 76 received their lesson at no cost thanks to vouchers made possible by grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.
Assisted with maintenance of facility and public hours for 88,313 visits in 2021!
Special recognition goes out to our grant donors, including the following:
Sublette BOCES - Summer Camp Enrichment Instruction and STEAM supplies
Wyoming Arts Council - Summer Camp Art Enrichment Program and Sound Baffle Project
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation - Learn to Swim Lessons & Voucher Program
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Summer Camp Scholarships
Wyoming Community Foundation - Little Wrangler Day Camp support
Sublette County Recreation Board - Midnight on the Mesa course amenities
Pinedale Travel & Tourism - Midnight on the Mesa advertising
A huge thank you to outgoing board members JJ Huntley, Kim Miller, and Melissa Ryckman. Their dedication and commitment to growing Friends of PAC was a significant part of the incredible success of 2021. Moving into a new year, Friends of PAC remains committed to fostering partnerships and searching for more funding opportunities. We look forward to another year of supporting all of the incredible programs and services at PAC.