Rotarun receives $6,200 through Men Who Care’s January grant cycle

HAILEY, Idaho – February 26, 2024 – At the January meeting of the 100 Men Who Care: Wood River Valley, Rotarun was voted as a grant recipient in the amount of $6,200. This generous gift will support the learn to ski and ride programming along with general operating expenses, to ensure the community can continue to enjoy this special gem in Hailey, ID.

Rotarun offers free learn to ski and ride programming to children ages 6-11 and middle-schoolers through the Rota-Rippers and Rota-Ravens programs, along with free public skiing on Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m. Lift tickets are $10-$15 on additional public skiing days including Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m. Children five and under always ski for free. Family “Tribe” season passes and “Freddy’s Pass Program” make skiing for the entire family accessible in a sport that often comes with a cost barrier for entry.

Marty Lyon of Lyon Landscape Architects founded 100 Men Who Care in 2013. inspired by a quote from Margaret Mead. We couldn’t agree more with what Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

“We feel truly honored that our cause and our mission resonate with this incredibly impactful group,” said Scott McGrew, Rotarun’s volunteer Executive Director. “Since 1948, Rotarun has been the little mountain with a big heart for the kids and for the community, and while the landscape continually evolves, it is the collective effort of individuals like the 100 Men Who Care and others that help make the magic happen at Rotarun.”

Since its founding, the 100 Men Who Care have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities. To learn more about the 100 Men Who Care, please visit:

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Photo courtesy of Rota-Rippers Volunteer Coach Jonna Mendes.