The Great Race is On – Out of the Starting Gate 2018

The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is proud to announce that we have received a $125,000.00 matching funds grant, voted unanimously by the Placer County Board of Supervisors to complete environmental review and entitlements and to raise community support and awareness.

Race with us to reach our $250,000 GOAL  – Donate by June 30, 2018

On Course

Architects and Engineers will prepare drawings and documents for entitlement applications, traffic and parking studies and renderings for public and County presentations.

Exhibition Consultants are ready to establish a program to inventory and collect objects and artifacts for the museum that will assist architects and exhibition designers.

Branding Consultants will work with board and stakeholders to create a compelling and consistent message about the museum and its role in the community.

Fundraising and Community Outreach requires printing brochures, holding events and writing press releases with help from consultants and our Executive Director.

Gatekeepers:

Executive Director, Jill Short Milne has an extensive international background in marketing, event planning, and fundraising. With two racers on the Squaw Valley ski team, her family's love of skiing and strong relationships in the community combined with her organizational and leadership skills; Jill will lead the foundation through planning and fundraising to secure the site and ultimately develop a plan all the way to groundbreaking.

New Board Members: Dale Chamblin Tahoe Vista, Lynn Gibson Squaw Valley, Paul Patton Tahoe City.

Coaches

Peter Pfau, of Pfau Long Architecture in San Francisco and Larry Young, of Ward Young Architects in Truckee, will collaborate in providing design and documentation to complete the County entitlement requirements. Gary Davis, of JK Architecture & Engineering in Tahoe City, will lead the site application process.

Mid-course
The County approves our application to build a museum in the park at the entrance to Squaw Valley, and we launch a Capital Campaign to build a world-class facility in the park at the entrance to Squaw Valley.

The Finish Line
The museum opens for the entire world to know why the 1960 Winter Olympics are claimed to be the "best Olympics ever;" and that after 150 years of making history in the Sierra Nevada, past, present and future athletes and ski pioneers will be recognized for their contributions to our mountain culture and Sierra ski resorts will have a place to share their unique histories.

The Winners - the North Lake Tahoe community, skiing enthusiasts and visitors from around the world. The museum building will be a Cultural Center with year-round facilities for conferences, classes, lectures, films, temporary exhibits and a unique setting for social events. A Hall of Fame will honor local athletes and ski industry innovators, and a satellite Visitor's Information Center will welcome visitors to North Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley.

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