Friday March 10, 2017
Westgate Park City Resort, Park City, Utah
The Apa Sherpa Foundation has formally announced their continued teacher support / school lunch fundraiser dinner, to be held Friday, March 10, 2017. All proceeds will directly fund the foundation’s joint effort with Thule to start a school lunch program in the remote Ghat School in Nepal, along with continued support of teacher’s wages.
Come join us July 12 to congratulate Apa Sherpa!
As part of the annual celebration of Utah’s pioneer heritage, The Days of ’47 Board of Trustees honors modern-day Utahns who perpetuate a legacy of industry and integrity with Pioneers of Progress awards. These awards honor deserving Utahns whose lives and achievements commemorate such virtuous principles of pioneering as faith, courage, industry, integrity and sacrifice; and whose work benefits present and future generations.
As we trek through the Solo Khumbu, one thing that stands out to me is the young age of the porters carrying more than their weight up the mountains. My heart breaks for the young girls and boys, not attending school. That is a privilege unknown to them. Their future, their life, holds no choices for them. Young children I met a few years ago, are now on the mountains doing unimaginable dangerous work to earn a living.