Locals love to say, “you come to Park City for the winter, but stay for the summer.” Each summer locals and guests have the opportunity to support local nonprofits at fun fundraisers.
Below is your guide for how to help.

by Julie Hooker

Paws for Life
Bring your coins for kittens and money for mutts to Casino Night at Red Ledges to support Paws for Life this summer. Paws for Life Utah is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping homeless dogs and cats find forever homes. www.pflu.org

National Ability Center
On August 27th, riders of all ages and abilities are invited to join the Summit Challenge for an 18-, 52-, or 102-mile cycling event supporting the National Ability Center. This scenic ride offers a challenge for all experience levels. Riders who have a disability ride for free. www.discovernac.org

120aPeople’s Health Clinic
Ensure that the uninsured in Summit/Wasatch Counties have access to health care at The People’s Health Clinic while enjoying a night of comedy. Celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Healthy Laughs this Labor Day weekend at Montage Deer Valley. Tickets go on sale on June 1st. www.peopleshealthclinic.org

Hike for Hunger
Enjoy the changing leaves at scenic Deer Valley in September and help end hunger in Summit County at the Hike for Hunger sponsored by The Christian Center. This family-friendly non-competitive
event includes a t-shirt, drinks, music, bouncy houses and delicious food along with a customizable hike. www.ccofpc.org

The Peace House
The Peace House presents Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes on Sunday, September 11th. The annual fundraiser, now in its fourth year, continues to attract large crowds including police officers and firefighters. Local students volunteer as “Blister Sisters” and “Sole Brothers” to support strutters in stilettos.

People’s Health Clinic
NEW this fall with a date to be determined, is the Silver Queen Spa Inventational hosted by Stein Eriksen Lodge. This relaxing ladies day is designed for women looking for fun opportunities to network, relax and engage while supporting The People’s Health Clinic.

The Peace House
Each year, The Peace House hosts a candlelight vigil in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October. The awareness walk helps everyone remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2015. Participants are encouraged to wear purple, designated to represent domestic violence.

Egyptian Theatre
Committed to providing high-quality unique entertainment experiences in a historic setting, The Egyptian Theatre presents its First Winter Blast event at Montage, Deer Valley on Saturday, November 5th. This Winter White Gala includes a 5-course dinner, silent auction and dancing with a special musical guest. Tickets available at www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org

The Peace House
On November 11th and 12th, The Peace House hosts the annual Bling Fling at the Park City Community Church where guests can shop a wide array of gently-used women’s accessories, including jewelry, handbags, scarves and belts. Whether you want to shop or just clean out your closet, this is a fabulous event. www.peacehouse.org

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