The YSA -- initially known as the Youth Winter Sports Alliance (YWSA) -- was established as a legacy to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games to spearhead a community wide effort to increase the number of children participating in winter sport programs from the greater Park City area, as well as the surrounding Summit and Wasatch Counties in Utah.
Today, YSA supports seven competitive winter sports teams, after school programs including Get Out & Play (GO&P) for elementary school students and ACTiV8 for middle school and junior high school students and provides scholarships for junior athletes. Through these programs, we touch the lives of more than 2,200 youth each year.
Annually, YSA organizes JANS Winter Welcome, the preeminent black-tie fundraising event held in Park City. The event raises more than $250,000 to financially support YSA’s seven competitive sport teams. The Park City Miners support fundraising efforts for this event, typically held in the fall.