“No one has ever become poor by giving”

Anne Frank

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it”

Albert Einstein

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver”

Maya Angelou

The fourth annual Sun Valley Tour de Force, July 22-24, 2021, is a weekend of epic proportions for car lovers of all ages. Over the course of three days six+ events take place. The signature event of the weekend is the high speed runs at Phantom Hill. Located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 3.2 miles of state highway becomes a no-speed limit zone. For one day only, drivers are allowed to put their machines to the ultimate test. In 2019, all previously recorded speed records were broken when a Bugatti Chiron hit 253.01mph. This is truly an experience of a lifetime. Additional weekend events include a downtown car show, leisure mountain drives, hosted sponsor events and evening activities.

Mission:

Sun Valley Tour de Force is produced by Intrepid Events, Inc. a 501(c)(3). Intrepid Events is run by Co-Directors Maya Blix and Whitney Werth Slade and aims to create unique events that engage visitors and locals and raise funds to support local charities making a difference in the community. Sun Valley Tour de Force is the first event launched by this organization.

Beneficiary: 

The local 501(c) non profit organization, The Hunger Coalition, has been selected as SVTdF’s non profit partner for 2021 and 2022.

The Hunger Coalition (THC) currently serves over 18% of the county – just under 4,000 people, half of whom are children- and manages over ten food-related programs including a food pantry, community farm and garden, and children’s food programs. While the organization is currently serving 1 in 6 local people, studies show that 1 in 3 are considered food insecure or one crisis away. In order to close this gap and double the number of people it serves, THC is transitioning to a new property that will triple its size and provide more stigma-free opportunities for locals to access food. The dream is of an updated facility and expanded farm, community kitchen, heated greenhouses, and a discounted grocery market. With plans to break ground on this dream in May of 2020, this partnership comes at an essential time for the organization.