“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 third annual Sun Valley Tour de Force, July 23-25, 2020, 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.


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.

Nonprofit Recipient Application Details

Sun Valley Tour de Force welcomes all Wood River Valley nonprofits to apply to be a recipient of our 2020 and 2021 raised funds. Our goals are to produce a safe event, secure sponsor retention, produce sold-out events, host new and returning drivers, bring in rare and unique cars that the media and guests enjoy, and to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit programs that strengthen and support the local community.

Partnering with Sun Valley Tour de Force comes with many benefits. Your organization will gain exposure to a new audience of donors, exposure and community awareness and association with a professionally produced, reputable event. The benefits of this partnership will long outlive the event itself – if harnessed properly this opportunity could create lifelong donors and take your organization to new heights. Please learn more about our applicant criteria and recipient benefits below.

Criteria to Apply:

  1. Organization must be a nonprofit with good standing 501(c)(3) status.
  2. Organizations must run programs that benefit the Wood River Valley.
  3. Individuals, family and corporate foundations and religious organizations do not qualify.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete and submit the Sun Valley Tour de Force Recipient Application form by Monday, December 2,  2019 to [email protected].
  2. Provide a copy of your most recent Annual Report and/or a copy of your most recent 990.
  3. After Intrepid Events, Inc. receives your application we will contact you with any follow up questions and to schedule a conversation (phone conference or in-person meeting), whichever is most convenient.
  4. Sun Valley Tour de Force will officially announce the chosen nonprofit recipient, in December 2019.


How will the nonprofits be referred to? I.e. “Proceeds to benefit …”?

Sun Valley Tour de Force will refer to nonprofit recipient as this year’s beneficiary. Such as “Proceeds from the event go to support programs at XYZ.”

Will the nonprofit recipient have any production responsibilities or hold any liability for the event?

Intrepid Events, Inc., and Sun Valley Tour de Force are responsible for producing all aspects of the event. This includes purchasing event insurance, which is paid for by Sun Valley Tour de Force.

Will there be a signed contract outlining the relationship and expectations between the charities and Sun Valley Tour de Force?

Absolutely, we will have an agreement that identifies the working relationship, who the main points of contact are, volunteer expectations, etc. SVTdF will go over the agreement in the interview process.

What about marketing and PR, what do we have to do?

We see this as a great opportunity for cross-marketing, PR and community awareness. Our Sun Valley Tour de Force in-house PR team handles all communication and will work with your organization on messaging, media opportunities, and social media. This is a chance to promote the great work your organization is doing in the community!

What is the nonprofit responsible for?

The short answer is that we don’t want the nonprofit beneficiary to be burdened. We want to support and compliment your ongoing efforts. We will ask for information about your organization and images for our Sun Valley Tour de Force marketing platforms. We will also discuss opportunities for volunteers, media and interviews, and other activities that can be developed. We see our nonprofit recipient as a partner and we work side-by-side to promote the great work you are already doing.

Beneficiary Application