TVTAP is launching a capital campaign to grow capacity and to acquire a Favero Snow Rabbit snowcat! In order to make this program sustainable, we've built a 5-year plan that includes the costs of maintenance, storage, insurance, as well as funding for a winter trail manager position. See detailed plan and budget here.
Winter will roll around again, which gives us an element of urgency, so we'd like to see how far we can get by September 1, 2023. (Hey, that's Wydaho weekend!) Please share the campaign far and wide. We encourage participation from the entire Nordic and trails community!
As we still need your Tin Cup donations and to make our operating expenses, we do want folks to know we are seeking capital campaign gifts above and beyond our donors' usual giving amounts. Options for giving to the Grooming the Future Campaign include:
- Lead gifts in the amount of 10k or more
- Major gifts in the amount of 1k to 10k
- Critical community support - all gifts under $1,000
Contact us now to make your lead gift or to pledge a major gift! Dan@TVTAP.org or Peggy@TVTAP.org.
Questions about the Rabbit, the plan, the campaign, the organization? Please reach out: Dan@TVTAP.org or Peggy@TVTAP.org
We will be launching a community donation page (think thermometer, and a link to give by credit card) as we get a little further along in the campaign - stay tuned!
Grooming trails is something we do
For our community and people like you
It's a rather large task
So we'd like to ask
Thank our volunteers and buy them a brew
Snowmo grooming is sporty and fun
Luxury items-there really are none
It requires a hearty soul
Ready to brave the cold
Rarely do we work in the sun
Many hours go into each season
Grooming 6 venues in our Teton region
860 hours this year
And that's just volunteers...
They all deserve a vacation!
Let's talk about this long winter, my friends
22 weeks of grooming, from start to end
We drove 8,500 miles
Creating 52,000 smiles
And have lots of equipment to mend
Thanks to you for providing support
And monitoring our grooming report
We'll work hard as we can
To fulfill our Snow Rabbit plan
And have one ready to groom for your sport.
This Rabbit isn't an ordinary bunny
It lays smooth tracks, this machine's a real honey
We're stepping up ops
With big leaps and hops
And this growth will cost us some real money
We need YOUR help to complete our campaign
Because after summer we'll be grooming again
Our Snow Rabbit dream
Will take the whole team
Before we pop open champagne
The fundraising goal is in view
We've raised $281k with support of a few
$146k more to go
Before we groom snow
We're nearly there—now here's what you can do:
Reach out to Peggy or Dan
To learn about our "Grooming The Future" plan
Then you write us a check
So we can finish this project
And next year have the Rabbit in hand