Red Lodge Hosts 2018 Fun Run 15 Supporting Local Charities – “Giving for Good”

Date, Location: Race Day is Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 9 a.m. at Red Lodge Lions Park.

Sign up for Fun Run for Charities 15 and make a contribution to your favorite organizations by dropping by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation at 122 Hauser Ave. S., calling 406-446-2820, or by going online at


Red Lodge is extremely fortunate to have a number of nonprofit, volunteer organizations that make a significant and positive impact in our community. These 61 worthy organizations depend in large part upon donations made through the Annual Fun Run for Charities. This article describes those nonprofits that are committed to bringing skills, resources, and visionary goals to the youth in our community.

Connected Youth:These organizations create a wholesome environment for our youth and empower them to realize their fullest potentials. Beartooth Little League strives to assist youth in developing citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being, while instilling character, courage, and loyalty. Developing superior citizens is prioritized over developing stellar athletes. Beta Sigma Phi is a social, cultural and educational organization helping women enrich their lives. All funds raised go to scholarships for local graduating senior girls. Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County inspires young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Carbon County 4-H educates youth through positive development. Funds provide educational opportunities, such as 4-H camp, for youth to practice leadership and learn life skills. The City Pool Endowment was created to provide long-term operational support of the Red Lodge pool to benefit all ages and abilities. The Early Childhood Fund was established to ensure that early education and quality childcare are accessible to all families, regardless of economic status or eligibility for other scholarships. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming support K-12 girls as they develop leadership and technical skills from STEM to financial literacy, in order to help them reach their full potentials. Hope Ranch of Montana provides at-risk youth in our community the opportunity to experience Montana’s great outdoors at no cost, via horseback rides and other activities. Jane Ferguson Wilderness Adventures provides backcountry journeys dedicated to giving area youth the chance to build lifelong relationships to nature through adventure, science education, team building, and personal discovery. Luther School PTA supports the students and faculty through funding and other support for classroom field trips, the ski program, wellness programming, and the student newsletter. The Red Lodge High School InterAct Club strives to promote volunteer work and community involvement among the youth of Red Lodge. The Red Lodge Public Schools Foundation supports and enhances student success by assisting students making the transition to high school and by providing scholarships for post-secondary education. Red Lodge Youth Soccer provides an athletic, competitive, and recreational activity for the youth of Red Lodge, as well as providing a sport that stands alone as an alternative to other competitive sports in the area. The Youth Enrichment Fund provides financial support for area youth to enable them to participate in activities throughout the year such as swimming, dance, athletics, and music. Youth Internships/Youth Enrichment Fund is intended to provide disengaged high school students with summer internships to build professional skills and confidence. Funds are being raised to expand the program to more students and to extend it into the school year.

Sally Martin Match Fund. Remember that if you cannot decide where to donate your money, please consider making a donation to the match fund which benefits all 61 charities.