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Old Bill's Fun Run 2021

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Old Bill’s 25th Anniversary 

Giving Season: August 13-September 17, 2021

Launch Party: The Old Bill’s 2021 Giving Season kicks off on Friday, August 13 from 9:30-11am with a family-friendly Launch Party and Rubber Ducky Regatta at Russ Garaman Park. During the second-annual Rubber Ducky Regatta, the Foundation will send 200+ rubber ducks, representing the Old Bill’s participating nonprofits, racing down Flat Creek. The luckiest ducks will win grants for their nonprofits.  

Run Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021

On September 11, Run Day will take place, with some COVID-related modifications, on the playing fields at Jackson Elementary School (JES), which offers more space to spread out than Old Bill’s traditional venue at Town Square. Coincidentally, JES was the site of the original Old Bill’s Fun Run 25 years ago.  

New components of this year’s Run Day: 

  • New Location: Jackson Elementary School Field (between Willow and Jean Streets) 
  • Nonprofit Villages with dispersed activity areas hosted by participating organizations 
  • Staggered run/walk start times
  • Old Bill’s Costume Parade and Fun Walk around the Town Square 
  • Distribution of pre-packaged foods only 
  • Onsite mask and sanitizer stations and Teton County Health Department informational signage 


Additional Run Day details, including event and route maps, will be available by the start of the Old Bill’s Giving Season (August 13). Please stay tuned to 
oldbills.org for the latest information. 

In accordance with Town of Jackson regulations, an in-person Run Day will only take place if Teton County is in the green or yellow COVID-19 Public Health Guidance Level. The Foundation will broadly message any change in plans to participating nonprofits and the community at large. 

 

Old Bill's 25th Anniversary Song Contest

To commemorate two and a half decades of this one-of-a-kind community celebration and over $189 million raised for local charities, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole is pleased to host the Old Bill’s 25th Anniversary Song Contest. Full contest details here (PDF).

Deadline for song submissions: Friday, July 23rd at 5pm MDT

Please contact Old Bill’s Coordinator Suzanne Rees with questions about this contest:
srees@cfjacksonhole.org or 307-739-1026

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2020 Results & the Spirit of Old Bill's Award Recipients

We’re excited to announce the results from Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 with this special video message from Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. You showed up for our nonprofits and our community in a BIG way. We are grateful to every one who participated in this extraordinary effort to spread generosity.

Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020 generated over 24,000 gifts from 4,349 donors, totaling $15,314,287, an increase of 7% over last year in support of local nonprofits. The Match Pool, created with gifts from Mr. & Mrs. Old Bill, Co-Challengers and Friends, totaled $3,500,245, while participating organizations received $11,814,041 in gifts designated specifically for them. Over the last twenty-four years, Old Bill’s has provided a grand total of $189,034,823 to nonprofits in Teton County.

Old Bill's 2020 Recap

In place of the standard Old Bill’s event on the Town Square in 2020, the Community Foundation asked local nonprofits to think outside the box. The 200+ participating nonprofits celebrated the impact of their organizations in the spirit of Old Bill’s. Here’s a look at some of the festivities!

Old Bill's Rubber Ducky Regatta

The Community Foundation recently sent 200+ rubber ducks representing the Old Bill’s nonprofits racing down Flat Creek in the first-ever Old Bill’s Rubber Ducky Regatta. The luckiest ducks will win grants for their nonprofits. If your organization wins a prize, no need to contact the Foundation — your award will be included in your Old Bill’s check in October.

Many thanks to Julie and Will Obering for underwriting these prizes!

And a big thanks to Teton County Search & Rescue’s Swift Water Rescue Team, Jim Auge and Clay Geittmann, and the Old Bill’s 2020 Co-Challengers.

What is Old Bill's?

One of the most innovative fundraisers in the nation, Old Bill’s Fun Run is also one of the most successful. In 2020, the event raised $15,314,287 from 4,349 donors. Old Bill’s has brought an astounding $189 million philanthropic dollars to our community. These funds are busy feeding the hungry, supporting the sick and elderly, teaching kids to read, protecting wildlife, building affordable housing, enriching our lives through the arts and touching the lives of everyone in Teton County.

 

More About Old Bill's

Inspiring Philanthropy Since 1997

For twenty-four years, Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill have inspired thousands to raise millions through this innovative community celebration. In 2020 alone, Old Bill’s accomplished the following…

Inspired
$15,314,287 Raised

4,349 donors, including 72 Co-Challengers, contributed to the match and directly to more than 200 nonprofits through Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020.

Invested
$3,500,245 Match Pool

Co-Challengers and Friends of the Match contributed over $3 million to match the community’s donations in 2020, stretching philanthropic dollars even further. These contributions truly inspire thousands to give millions through the event.

Enriched
Community-wide celebration

Whether they were walking, running, or hosting a Countdown Week celebration, the community celebrated the spirit of Old Bill’s in true pandemic style in 2020.