Inaugural Coombs King Fest draws huge crowd, raises big bucks

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Saturday night was the inaugural Coombs King Fest, an event to benefit the Doug Coombs Foundation. Coombs King Fest included night skiing with the kids of the Doug Coombs Foundation, live music by the Canyon Kids, a silent auction, and food, drinks and dancing. Close friends of Doug Coombs, as well as several of the kids in the Doug Coombs Foundation, gave tear-jerking speeches about what this foundation means to them. Executive Director Emily Coombs said that they haven't gotten a final count of proceeds yet, but are guessing that the event raised between $25,000 - $30,0000. "The event far exceeded my expectations for this inaugural event. My favorite aspect was to see the latino families enjoying the event with the non latino members of the Jackson community through their shared passion of skiing," said Coombs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Doug Coombs Foundation to offer children from low-income families the guidance, support, and equipment required to participate in the amazing outdoor adventure experiences and sports activities that define the Jackson community. Here are some photos from the event, provided by MP Photography ( [image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 2] [image: Inline image 3][image: Inline image 4][image: Inline image 5][image: Inline image 6][image: Inline image 7] *Feature Photo: Doug Coombs Foundation kid Joey Garcia with Downhill Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe. h/t Emily Coombs / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening