The Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts (EOE) are excited to donate their 2016

Courtesy photo Pictured members of the Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts and Ely Volunteer Fire Dept.

Courtesy photo
Pictured members of the Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts and Ely Volunteer Fire Dept.

proceeds to the Ely Volunteer Fire Department.  The EOE used funds generated from their 2016 events to purchase the fire department a brand new treadmill to replace their very outdated treadmill.  The Ely Volunteer Fire Department has provided EMTs for every event since 2013 to ensure participants are safe and are ready for any medical emergency.  EOE is very grateful of the Ely Volunteer Fire Department’s continual support of their events.

Since its inception in 2012, the EOE’s 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 2017. 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.  The EOE will not provide cash donations.

Next year’s events include the Bristlecone Birkebeiner, Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K, Color Me Ely, 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

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  Please call Nancy Herms, EOE President, with any questions (702-994-5722).  The deadline for submittals is December 31st.