In normal years, Ales for Trails would be right around the corner, and Billings TrailNet would be looking forward to hosting a big group at ZooMontana and raising more than $100,000 for trails. But as social distancing requirements curtail plans for the big event, long-time sponsor Vision Net, a business-to-business telecom company, has stepped up to give the first $10,000 to the group’s fundraising goal of $120,000.
Vision Net’s president and CEO, Corey Jensen, has a special history with the event, dating back nearly 20 years. Jensen was on some of the early years Ales for Trails organizing committees and has been involved in the event ever since.
Says Jensen, “I use the trail right outside my house with my family almost every evening. We appreciate the trail system and want to see it grow for everyone to be able to use.”
And without donations from private citizens and businesses who see a benefit in the trails, trail development would nearly come to a standstill.
For this reason, Billings TrailNet must raise $120,000 annually to continue our work. This recent donation from Vision Net kicks off Billings TrailNet’s Virtual Ales for Trails event, where we hope to raise $60,000 from a city-wide a radio-a-thon on August 18.


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