$5 million donation from Eccles foundation will also pay for diversity initiatives
Julie Jag, Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 18, 2022
A $5 million birthday gift from a fund run by Spencer F. Eccles, who turned 88 this week, will pay off the Utah Olympic Park’s latest mountain expansion.
The expansion, the second phase in a multi-phase project, will situate the park as a venue for ski and snowboard events if Salt Lake City is chosen to host the 2030 or 2034 Olympics.
“It most certainly will be used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Colin Hilton, the CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, which is coordinating funding for the project. More...