In early 2015, Geneva Rock Products participated in the Epic Ski Challenge — one of the greatest charity competitions on earth — and raise thousands of dollars for friends at the Mali-heh Free Clinic, a Salt Lake City nonprofit providing free medical care to uninsured families and low-income individuals.
The Epic Ski Challenge is a multi-round ski competition presented by Vail Resorts to raise awareness and resources for charities serving Utah and Colorado communities. In its fourth year, 20 teams were invited to ski their legs off to raise the biggest donation possible for their partner charity.
With the lure of a prize pot totaling $400,000, Team Clyde Companies’ six-man ski team started the competition off running … or should we say, skiing. Geneva Rock Products President, Jim Golding, took command as team captain and led Team Clyde Companies on a strategic course of action that would maximize the number of possible points earned each round.
“Like any other part of our business, we weren’t about to go at this thing without a game plan,” said Golding. “We knew that skiing the right resorts with the right number of people at the right times would be para-mount to successfully winning a large donation for Mailheh.”
Meanwhile, Geneva Rock Products employees joined in on the action and participated in Utah’s Day of Giving by donating money from their own pay-checks to the Maliheh Free Clinic. Clyde Companies employees raised $8,096 for the clinic, and with a matching grant from a generous anonymous donor, the company was able to donate $16,192 to the Maliheh Free Clinic — a gift equivalent to serving 400 patients.
For 10 weeks straight, what seemed like endless nights skiing, weekends skiing and sleep-skiing for some, amounted to a second-place finish, winning a $30,000 donation for the Maliheh Free Clinic.
“It has been a thrill to partner with Geneva Rock and Team Clyde Companies in this Epic Ski Challenge,” said Jeanie Ashby, Executive Director of the Maliheh Free Clinic. “This competition has brought about an amazing awareness of our organization and the $46,000 donation will help more than one thousand of our neighbors to receive the essential health care they could, in no other way, afford.”
Geneva Rock Products is proud to continue its 60-year legacy of Building a Better Community.
Until next year, Epic Ski Challenge.