Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Recycling Proceeds Goes To Children

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Simply by saving our cardboard in a large enclosed trailer this year, we earned money this fall when those materials were sold to a recycling company.  Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort recently donated the proceeds from our expanded recycling program, to a non-profit organization called God’s Marvelous Light.   This organization, based in California, assists children in need from around the world.

God's Marvelous Light

Children world-wide seek a life of hope.

This statement from the  God’s Marvelous Light web-site summarizes the gravity of the need to reach out to little children.  ”So many are without homes in the world. There are over a million little children homeless in this country of ours alone. There is much to be done for abused, abandoned, and failure to thrive little ones! Please, help me help so many who need your attention for a healthy life!” – Joy E. Garrido – Founder and CEO.  During this special season of the year we invite you to consider what you can do, to help those in need.

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We Made-A-Wish!!!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Make-A-Wish Fundraising Event

Our GM Michael and some staff – very wet after the zipline.

Thanks to all who came out and gave a hand at our Make-A-Wish fundraising event this past Friday!! It turned out being a great success. From 6:30 in the morning to 10:00 at night, there was always something going.

We had a great turn out for our 5k race in the morning, with Yanni Gullagher from Kanab coming in as the winner in 24 minutes, 51 seconds. He beat out a family reunion and two of his long-distance track friends. The first three to cross the red ribbon each won a prize; all participants joined us for a light breakfast of fruit and donuts.

5K Runners at Zion Ponderosa

Our amazing 5k contestants!

We also had a lot of fun at our carnival with face painting, a silent auction, chair massages, and many other fun events. An art student volunteered her time to come and run our face painting; our massage therapists came to offer chair massages and finger painting. Various staff members helped with balloon tying, go-fish, the slip and slide, and more.

Our BBQ was delicious and our general manager, Michael Kane, got soaked as we threw water balloons at him during his first ever zip line ride. Staff and guests all bought balloons to throw. At the end, the spare balloons were used for the noble purpose of an all-out water fight. The Muddyboot Band was fantastic and we had a lot of fun dancing to their great music. They were generous enough to donate their time and skill to our barn dance. Line dancing, country swing, and party dancing were all thoroughly enjoyed.

Through the day’s events and generous contributions from local businesses, we were able to donate $1,260 to the Utah Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This will help Utah kids and their families make it through many difficult medical issues and have wonderful memorable experiences. We are so grateful to all those who donated time and supplies to our event and to those guests who came and participated in the activities.

Charity 5K Fun Run & Events

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
5K Fun Run and Charity Event

5K Fun Run and Events – July 15, 2011

Local residents and guests of Zion Ponderosa will have the wonderful opportunity to help support the Utah Chapter of the Make-AWish Foundation.  We will be holding many fundraising events on July 15, 2011 with 80% of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.  Below is a list of events that will be held that day. We look forward to your participation and can’t wait to help make a difference. Thank you for your support.
– 5K Run - 7:30 a.m.
• $20 per adult
• $10 per child under 12
• Please register at  http://www.zionponderosa.com/registration.html prior to your stay
• Prizes – such as a free night stay at Zion Ponderosa – will be awarded after the race.
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. –

- Carnival
• Tickets will be sold for each activity
• Face Painting
• Balloon Animals
• Cake Walk
• And More!!!
• Fun prizes will be awarded

1:00-3:00 p.m. – Recreational Activities
• Proceeds from the zip line, bungee tramp, rock wall, pony rides, and mini ATV’s during this time will go
toward the cause.

4:00 p.m. – Zion Ponderosa Staff Activity
• We will be sending our General Manager down the zip line for the first time while the staff and any
guests who want to participate shoot water balloons at him.
Muddy Boot Band - Entertainment

Entertainment by Muddy Boot Band

7:00 -10:00 p.m. – Muddyboot Band

• Grab your cowboy hat and come join the Muddyboot Band for a night of country music. Admission is $4.00 per adult and $2.00 per children 12 and younger.  Muddy Boot Band info…