Wildland Firefighters Foundation to benefit from Sun Valley On Ice free performance on Saturday
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While firefighters gain the upper hand on the Beaver Creek fire in central Idaho, nearby Sun Valley Resort plans to dedicate its world famous ice show to the foundation that supports the families of wildland firefighters with a free show this Saturday night.
General admission tickets to Sun Valley On Ice will be complimentary. In exchange, the attending public will be asked to make a donation to The Wildland Firefighters Foundation, the organization that provides the safety net to the firefighting community.
"We really want to thank Sun Valley for its past and continued support of our wildland firefighting community," said Burk Minor, Director of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. "We have over 1,700 firefighters risking life and limb on the Beaver Creek fire alone, and we all appreciate Sun Valley's efforts that go above and beyond."
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides direct financial support to the families and the homes of firefighters killed and injured in wildland fires throughout the U.S.
"We've had 31 fatalities so far this fire season, so the need has never been greater," Minor said.
Throughout the peak fire response, the Sun Valley Resort has served as a home away from home for fire evacuees and their families. Sun Valley resources were also critical to keeping the fire away from Ketchum, with snowmaking guns doing double duty as fire suppressors on Bald Mountain at the western edge of the city.
“Sun Valley’s first concern is and always will be for the safety of our guests and employees, and the work of these courageous professionals is crucial to our community,” said Sun Valley spokesman Jack Sibbach.
Sun Valley On Ice is a summertime tradition at the destination resort, featuring Olympic and other world-class figure skaters performing each Saturday night from July 4 through Labor Day.
Guests can reserve general admission seats for the free performance at http://sunvalley.ticketfly.com/event/281151-for-wildland-firefighter-sun-valley/