Annual Charitable Fundraiser
Carbon County employees annually raise funds for a charitable organization benefiting Carbon County residents, or for a resident or family in need.
How the fundraiser got started...
Formerly the Mike Ballard Fundraiser
This fundraiser was established in 2010 to assist the spouse of Mike Ballard, with medical costs. Mike slipped on the ice and passed away several months later. Since this time we have sponsored an annual fundraiser which includes a golf tournament, dinner/concert. From 2010 - 2021 we have raised over $200,000. A recipient is selected each year who is either an individual needing assistance or for a local charity.
Recipients are asked to pay it forward and participate in the next years fundraiser.
The fundraiser is typically on a Saturday near the beginning of June each year and includes a morning golf tournament at the Carbon Country Club followed by a dinner and concert at the Carbon County Events Center.
All proceeds, excluding operating costs, will be donated to a charitable institution, or to a Carbon County family or individual in financial need due to medical expenses.
Charitable organizations, governmental entities or agencies, and individuals or families are welcome to apply. Charitable organizations which have not received IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or are not sponsored by a 501(c)(3) foundation or trust will generally not be considered except in exceptional circumstances.
The recipient of the funds typically alternates each year between a charity and an individual.