Woodward Park Partners With Several Non-Profit Organizations


Woodward is an experiential action sports company on a mission to deliver next-generation sporting experiences through intuitive programming. They offer memorable mountain experiences that help both young people and experienced athletes realize their full potential and push beyond it.

Woodward Park City provides lessons that range from indoors to snowy terrain and feature foam pits, jumps, and rails like nothing else in Utah.

Live Like Sam

Live Like Sam Foundation was established to honor Park City native and professional snowboarder Sam Jackenthal, and its mission is to develop young men and women of character according to its core CARE principles of community, athletics, responsibility, and education. They support youth from diverse backgrounds through educational programming and mental fitness initiatives, as well as awarding merit-based scholarships as part of personal development curriculums.

The foundation aims to make an impactful difference in Summit and Wasatch counties by building character, purpose, and community. Their annual Live PC Give PC event on November 5 will raise funds that will then be distributed as scholarships or awards across local youth populations.

Cole Sport is honored to partner with Woodward Park City and provide support for this worthwhile cause. In 2019, Cole Sport will sponsor a summer camp merit scholarship for one lucky student at Woodward West; this scholarship covers between $1200-1500. This fantastic opportunity gives young athletes a chance to develop both athletically and personally while honoring Sam’s legacy.

Woodward Park City and the Live Like Sam Foundation have joined forces to offer local youth a safe and enjoyable space in which to pursue their dreams. By supporting mountain biking and action sports communities locally, more kids will get to experience these activities first-hand.

Woodward Park City is committed to both protecting the environment and encouraging community participation, which they do through supporting nonprofit organizations that share these values as part of their “Play Forever” commitment. Woodward Park City encourages donations from members of the public for this cause, matching each dollar given up to $50,000!

The Woodward Play Forever Fund is a donor-advised fund housed within Park City Community Foundation that accepts contributions made online or by check. Donors may be able to claim their donation as tax-deductible; for more information, it is wise to consult their tax advisor before making any definitive decisions.

The Chill Foundation

As part of his efforts to promote Woodward Esplanade’s opening, Virgil Abloh collaborated with skateboarding company DGK and youth development program the Chill Foundation in providing custom boards and protective equipment to children attending select Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Donations included 25 custom DGK boards as well as free outdoor courses and skating lessons from Chill Foundation’s non-profit boardsports programs, which use snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and SUP paddling as a framework to teach life lessons based in 13 cities across North America.

This organization also provides youth with additional resources to assist with school success, with teachers who possess advanced degrees in various disciplines of instruction and are dedicated to helping reach their full potential and build a stronger community. Furthermore, this competitive benefit package includes health insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Chill’s curriculum is built around six weekly themes: respect, courage, patience, persistence, responsibility, and pride. These themes are discussed on the bus ride to and from locations such as mountains or beaches and then reinforced during snowboarding, skateboarding, or surfing lessons before being further explored off-snow – giving participants a well-rounded experience, which is especially essential for young participants who may never have tried sliding sideways before.

Jake and Donna Carpenter, co-founders of Burton Snowboards, started Chill to give at-risk youth opportunities to develop leadership skills through board sports. It now operates nationwide with branches involving snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and stand-up paddling activities, providing young people with a means of discovering life lessons while building self-esteem and confidence.

Alex Bornstein has over fifteen years of domestic and international nonprofit management experience. He has led organizations working in areas like food security, child health and education, community development, and youth development. Bornstein will lead The Foundation’s efforts to build upon its current successes while expanding globally.

The Snow Sports Foundation

The mission of The Snow Sports Foundation is to enable local youth to achieve their full potential as athletes, students, and contributors to their community through winter sports participation. Our organization emphasizes three areas of learning – relationships, commitment, and integrity – by offering opportunities through snowboarding, mountain biking, and skateboarding sports participation.

The Foundation works in collaboration with various community organizations in its mission of empowering youth. Such partnerships include Epworth United Methodist Church, Karl Road Christian Church, and North YMCA – as well as being supported by individuals through annual donations from within their communities. Furthermore, annually, the Winter Kick-Off Party and Gear Swap help rev up local enthusiasm for winter sports ahead of schedule!

Woodward Park City is a world-class action sports campus dedicated to inspiring and empowering athletes 365 days and nights per year. As one of the finest outdoor regions, this iconic destination brings sport, progression, and community together for one truly unique outdoor experience. Here, you can enjoy ski and snowboard lessons, summer day camps, monthly memberships, or special events throughout the year.

Copper’s Woodward Mountain Park features multiple zones tailored to a range of abilities and interests, with its Central Park zone offering medium and large-sized jumps, box, and rail features to challenge intermediate to pro skiers and riders. There’s also a 13′ intro half pipe where shredders can pursue their dreams while simultaneously honing their skills.

Woodward Peace Park was created through a collaboration with Danny Davis, two-time Grand Prix winner and X Games gold medalist. Danny has helped break traditional terrain park formulas and reinvent freestyle terrain through transition, creativity, and flow – drawing inspiration from Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard’s backyard rail garden for its design. It offers trails of various degrees of difficulty that cater to snowsport enthusiasts of all levels, as well as families eager to try snowsports for themselves.

The Utah Community Foundation

Utah Community Foundation is Utah’s first and largest community foundation, dedicated to creating vibrant, resilient, inclusive communities through connecting donors with causes they care about, leveraging investments to maximize impact, and helping donors build charitable assets with maximum tax advantages.

An assortment of individuals and organizations, such as private donors, corporations, and foundations, support the Foundation. Furthermore, events organized by the foundation aim to bring people together – these may include fundraisers or celebrations – while their educational pillar is committed to helping young people excel academically – UVU Wasatch even collaborates on developing an accredited hospitality and tourism degree program with them! Furthermore, local arts and culture initiatives, including state-of-the-art community theater facilities, have received support.

Park City Community Foundation invites all community members to donate and take part in its annual day of giving event, Live PC Give PC. Taking place each November, this event seeks to bring Summit County residents, second homeowners, and visitors together through giving. All funds raised during this event go toward supporting 122 non-profits serving Park City and Summit County.

This year marks the 13th annual fundraiser, and they’re hoping to engage 7,000 unique donors; these donations may come either online or in-person; fundraising will span 24 hours; the total amount raised this year will be revealed afterward.

The community foundation focuses its work on four main areas: education, health and human services, youth services, and arts. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life in Park City and Summit County by working with businesses, government, and philanthropists to create more cohesive communities. Their programs also aim to improve the lives of those most in need through initiatives like their Social Equity Initiative to address gaps that have formed between communities.

The Park City Community  Foundation provides grants tailored to specific needs while also offering individual and family-named funds that offer flexible grantmaking, allowing donors to choose recipient organizations themselves. They also provide sabbatical programs for nonprofit leaders in order to reduce staff burnout.