Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Fall Game Dinner Auction

Snowboard coach Jon French receives Jack Simpson Award

Express photo Willy Cook

Longtime SVSEF snowboard coach Jon French (left) receives the sixth annual Jack Simpson Dedicated Coaches Award from Andy Gilbert during the festive dinner, which raised funds for the Wood River Valley's youth ski and snowboard teams.

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation officially kicked off its 2011-12 winter season Saturday, Nov. 12 with the 35th annual Fall Game Dinner and Auction in the Limelight Room of Sun Valley Inn. Hundreds of ski supporters attended and entered their bids on a wide assortment of silent and live auction items.

One of the most popular live auction items, attracting a bid of $8,000, was an Argentinean lamb barbecue for 40 people featuring SVSEF alpine director Ruben Macaya, with the support of Bob and Jolie Dunn at Knob Hill Inn.

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