Since its inception in 2012, the Ely Outdoor Enthusiast’s (EOE) mission has been to encourage people to be active and lead healthy lifestyles through fitness events that raise funds for community-wide wellness while promoting tourism in White Pine County, Nevada. EOE hosts a number of outdoor fitness events throughout the Ely area and is seeking recipients for proceeds generated from these events in 2016. Applicants must be a non-profit organization. Proceed use should be aligned with EOE’s mission and dedicated to the improvement of the non-profit organization’s health and wellness. The proceeds may be used towards the purchase of equipment for physical education classes, school or community sports programs, gymnasium equipment, etc.

Proceeds generated in 2012 went to the Jackson Laboratory for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Respiratory Distress (SMARD) research. Ely Learning Bridge Charter School used proceeds from 2013 to support their fitness program. In 2014, proceeds went to the White Pine Middle School’s physical fitness program. Last year’s proceeds went to the Ely Learning Bridge Charter School’s fitness program.

This year’s events include the Bristlecone Birkebeiner, Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K, Ely Neon Lights, and Take it to the Lake Half Marathon, 10K and Kids Fun Run. For more information about the Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts and our events, please visit www.elyoutdoorenthusiasts.org.

Interested non-profit organizations should submit a letter or email.  Letters and emails must include the following information:

•Organization name and purpose,

•What the funds would be used for,

•A description of how the use of funds aligns with EOE’s mission, and

•A detailed budget breakdown of requested items.

Submissions should be mailed to Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts, P.O. Box 151162, Ely, NV 89315 or emailed to info@elyoutdoorenthusiasts.org. Please call Nancy Herms, EOE President, with any questions (702-994-5722).  The deadline for submittals is May 15.