The 17th Annual Jane-A-Thon: 100,000 REASONS TO SKI/BOARD


Participants who came to the Jane-A-Thon for the first time this year said they had a blast. Participants who have been coming for many years said something was different about this year, that there was a new energy.  The two-day event held on March 4th & 5th, 2016 at Winter Park Resort increased registered participants to from 142 in 2015 to 212, and increased revenue by over $20,000 to $88,689.

IIK Jane-A-Thon scavenger huntMany thanks for the new energy, new participants, and new revenue goes to the many young professionals in attendance. They brought their friends, their enthusiasm, and their creative ideas. This year we added some fun new elements including a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, a costume contest, and bandanas for everyone to wear on the slopes.

Much gratitude also goes out to our most loyal, longstanding participants, including Andrew Higdon, IIK finance committee member, and Eric Hilty, IIK board member who is also one of the event’s founders. This year also saw strong corporate teams and sponsorships from Newmont, Aimco, Cook Street Consulting. Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center, Holland & Hart, MidFirst Bank, Hogan Lovells, Jared Polis Foundation, and the Foundation for Educational Excellence. Our sponsors and corporate teams are a huge part of what made the 2016 Jane-A-Thon successful. Thank you to all donors as well, it is your financial support that assists Invest in Kids in carrying out its mission!


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The annual event was held at Winter Park/Mary Jane and we appreciate the support of Intrawest, who manages the ski resort.  They extended discount lift ticket rates, assisted with promotion and helped to arrange for a most pleasant and entertaining two-day event.  In particular, skiers and boarders enjoyed lunch compliments of Invest in Kids and a ski after-party featuring snacks and libations.

This year, Eric Hilty and Andrew Higdon led the Jane-A-Thon planning committee with Alex Toll, Cici Cheng, Kelsey Lantz, Elizabeth Garvey, Bill Doody, Billy Raddell, Stephanie Layman, Kate Stephenson, and Rayner Mangum as contributing committee members.

100,000 REASONS TO SKI/BOARD celebrates Invest in Kids having served over 100,000 children and families since its beginnings in 1999 with life-changing, proven programs. To see more photos of all the fun, visit our Facebook page.

Save the Date: Jane-A-Thon Returns to Mary Jane at Winter Park March 3-4, 2017! Contact Annie Thompson for more details at 303-839-1808, ext. 114 or at


Thank you to our sponsors:

Black Diamond ($5,000):             Blue Square ($2,500):                                                                     Green Circle ($1,500):

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