We did it! Old Bill’s busts $100 million

By on October 21, 2013

homeBucket_OldBills2013JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A gathering of more than 100 waited in high anticipation at the 2013 Awards Party for Old Bill’s Fun Run. They got what they wanted to hear.

Thanks to the largest year-to-year increase in the history of the 17-year event, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole was able to raise $9,809,404 last month – nearly $1.5 million more than 2012’s total. The high mark means the Old Bill’s has now raised $100,749,626 to date, benefiting local charities.

“The goal to raise nine million this year was to say thanks ‘a hundred million’ to Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill for all they have done for this community,” Katharine Conover, president of the Community Foundation said in a prepared statement. “The whole town embraced the idea, and true to our competitive nature, we shattered all previous records. For the past 17 years, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill have been challenging us to be better than the year before. I think they’re impressed.”


About Jake Nichols

Jake is a wedding DJ. He also blabs on the radio at 103.7 FM The Range weekday mornings. He does other things besides write. In fact, it is probably readily apparent that journalism is not his forte. He already knows this so when blogging things like: "8th grade writing level" and "immature reporting" these are not considered insults. In some cases, they read like encouragement.

One Comment

  1. Liz

    October 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Impressive.

    Someone decided to put them over the top. Probably Ol’ Bill.

    This wasn’t going to happen ‘naturally’.

    You can probably thank a health stock market, or the real estate market, for someone’s large donation but in the end it’s all Bill’s party. He needs to be given a 100 million thanks.

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