IPSSSDR Junior Mushers Give Back
3 youth from Sublette County to attend
by IPSSSDR news release
December 22, 2006
Select students from Jackson, Pinedale/Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Uinta County and Park City, grades 5-8, will participate in a sled dog race of their own, the Jr. Stage Stop, on Saturday, February 3, at 3:00 p.m. during the final day of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) in Park City, Utah.
Host communities for the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race are eligible to send two students to represent their towns in this short exhibition fun run. In order to participate in the race, students agree to perform 10 hours of community service work prior to the race, and donate $25 to the nonprofit Uinta County Community Youth Coalition.
The Jr. Stage Stop program was launched in 1999 by International Stage Stop co-founder Jayne Ottman, and Jackson Hole Musher Maria Hayashida to broaden the goals of the IPSSSDR, and to improve the status of youth in our communities statewide. The Junior Stage Stop provides an opportunity for youth to increase their self-esteem, social competency, community involvement and experience philanthropy.
Students do not need their own dogs or previous mushing experience to participate--equipment and dog teams are provided by the IPSSSDR. The 2007 Jr. Stage Stop is coordinated by the Uinta County Sled Dog Race Committee. The Uinta County Sled Dog Race Committee Rex Hamner, Paul Knopf, Jill Smith, Rick Schuler, Penny Lewis, Doug Smith, Andrew Spray, Nadine Pitts, Kay Evans, Kyle Eyre, Roxanne Youngberg, Marian McLean, Dawne Morphew and DuWayne Jacobsen all worked together to organize race details.
For additional information, contact Jill Smith at 307-783-6459 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinedale/Big Piney/Marbleton Junior Mushers
1. Rylie Nikolaus
2. Sharon Moreno
3. Jamie Moreno