Nonprofits benefit from busy tourist season

Cali O’Hare photo Scott Kosiba, left, executive director of the Friends of Bridger-Teton, accepts a check in the amount of $4,100 from Forest Wakefield, right, owner of Gannett Peak Lodge and the Log Cabin Motel in Pinedale. Wakefield donates one dollar per occupied room or cabin stay to a chosen nonprofit organization at the end of each season.

PINEDALE — Tip Top Search and Rescue and Friends of the Bridger-Teton each received checks in the amount of $4100 from the Log Cabin Motel and Gannett Peak Lodge in Pinedale. Forest Wakefield, owner of the local hotels, presented the checks to representatives from the nonprofit organizations on Oct. 25. Wakefield and his wife, Sofia, donate one dollar per occupied room or cabin stay to the nonprofit of their choice at the end of each season.
Previous recipients include the Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette County Historical Society, Mainstreet Pinedale and the Sacred Prison Project, among others.
Interested nonprofits are encouraged to submit a one-page letter detailing how their missions also benefit travelers and tourists by Feb. 1, 2023.
Email letters of interest to [email protected]

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