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SheJumps' Sweet 16

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Join us on November 3, 2023 in Seattle for our biggest fundraiser and party to date. We are celebrating 16 years of providing transformative outdoor experiences for women and girls. As an attendee, you will be surrounded by the energy and impact SheJumps is known for as you enjoy amazing food, games, a live auction, Girafficorn sightings, and much more. We hope you come away with new friends, fond memories, and that sense of belonging and inclusivity that we are mission-driven to see incorporated into outdoor play.

So join us, and get ready to raise your paddle for amazing auction items that benefit a cause we hope you will rally around well into the future!

SheJumps was founded in 2007 to help women and girls experience the joy and transformative power of outdoor play. From our first program in Utah (teaching Boys & Girls club kids to ski) to fly fishing, avalanche scholarship programs, and even outdoor watercolor events, SheJumps has grown over the years to offer outdoor opportunities for more than 50,000 women and girls.

This November 3rd in Seattle, we are taking a moment to celebrate our achievements and our community! This milestone event is an opportunity renew our commitment to our mission and build the foundation for our future.

The Sweet 16 will feature great food, drinks, games, a live auction, and a very special guest—announcement coming soon! Don’t miss the best party of the year!

The dress code for this event is semi-formal (think more formal than what you would wear to the office and less formal than a black-tie event). We encourage our community to feel and look fabulous, whatever that means for you!

We have room blocks available near the venue! Click here to contact the Best Western in Pioneer Square ($149+ tax per night) You can email us at if you have questions about the event or your registration. We look forward to seeing you on November 3!

Regional events

We are hosting a number of regional celebrations. You can find upcoming SheJumps events here.

Sweet 16 Live Auction items

Ultimate Ski Utah Adventure

Experience the ultimate ski getaway for two! This live auction item features 3 days of skiing (2 days at Alta and 1 day with access to both Alta and Snowbird) and two nights of lodging at the Alta Lodge. The ski trip also includes a $175 gift card to Collins Grill at Alta for a fancy mid-mountain lunch, and a scenic mountain tour with SheJumps' board member and former pro skier, Andria Huskinson, to find all the powder stashes. Ski rentals are also included so you can travel with ease! Hit the slopes and make lasting memories in Alta! The vacation package includes:

  • Alta Lodge two-night stay for two people, double occupancy standard room, based on availability.

  • Lodging includes a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, and a four-course meal with three entrée choices.

  • Two-day ski pass for two at Alta (non-transferable)

  • One-day Alta/Bird lift ticket for two (non-transferable)

  • Lunch at Collins Grill for two (Alcohol not included)

  • Welcome cocktail gathering at the Sitzmark Bar @ the Alta Lodge

  • Three-day ski rentals from the Alta Ski Shop 2-hour mountain-tour one day

Fernie Ski Trip for 2 with Claire Smallwood

Midweek escape for two to the legendary Powder Highway of British Columbia! Enjoy two days of skiing and lodging at the legendary Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia. SheJumps' Executive Director Claire Smallwood will give you a personalized tour around the mountain including all of her favorite powder stashes! The package comes with

  • a two-night stay at Lizard Creek Lodge

  • $25 gift card to Big Bang Bagels

  • $100 gift card to Himalayan Spice Bistro

Crystal Mountain Escape

Enjoy a 2-night midweek escape at Crystal Mountain Hotels. Your stay comes with a $100 gift card for dining at the Alpine Inn or Snorting Elk. Explore the slopes with 4 lift passes. (Blackout dates and holiday restrictions apply.)

  • 2 Night Midweek Stay with Crystal Mountain Hotels

  • 4 lift passes to Crystal Mountain Resort

  • $100 Gift Card for Alpine Inn/Snorting Elk

6-Day Mountaineering Course

Alpine Ascents offers comprehensive 6-day mountaineering course, honing your skills and knowledge in high-altitude environments. To ensure your mountain success, we'll equip you with the Freedom of the Hills mountaineering book, the Zephir Altitude Harness for safety and comfort during technical climbs, and a spacious and durable Gossamer Gear Silverback 65L pack to carry your gear and essentials. (Dates for course are flexible!)

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety Course

This Avalanche Level 1 Safety Course is the perfect introduction into the backcountry. If you've always been curious to venture outside the ski area boundary with confidence, this course is for you! It covers fundamental concepts like snowpack analysis, avalanche terrain recognition, and rescue techniques. The prize also comes with a top-of-the-line Mammut Barryvox Beacon, shovel, and avalanche probe. These high-quality Mammut tools are industry-standard equipment for backcountry enthusiasts and professionals, helping ensure safety in avalanche-prone environments. Get the skills and the gear to enjoy a lifetime of safe backcountry exploration. Includes a copy of the Avalanche Handbook donated by Mountaineers Books. (Dates for course are flexible!)

Puget Sound Fly Fishing Day

From novices to experts, this fly fishing package is a unique experience in Puget Sound! Join Emerald Water Anglers for a full day "walk and wade" fly-fishing trip for two in the serene beauty of Puget Sound, guided by one of their expert women guides. As a bonus, you receive (2) Orvis fly rods (Clearwater® Fly Rod Outfit 5-weight, 9' setups) for exceptional casting precision and (2) Orvis Sling Pack Fishewear for convenient tackle management, as well as a $50 gift card to Emerald Water Anglers to enhance your angling gear or accessories. A total package brimming with value and memories, perfect for fishing enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary day on the water.

Leavenworth Weekend Getaway

Experience thrilling adventure and relaxation in one unforgettable weekend! Enjoy a 2-night stay at a cozy and charming cabin on the Wenatchee river. This 2-bedroom vacation cabin (with a hot tub!) is nestled in the mountains outside of Leavenworth. The rental dates are thoughtfully negotiated with your accommodating host. Included with your prize package is an Orion Guided Whitewater Rafting day trip for two. Discover the rush of conquering the rapids, guided by expert professionals who ensure your safety and enjoyment. It's a dynamic blend of adventure and leisure that creates lasting memories.

Racked Out: Car Camping Setup

The Yakima Racked Out setup, provides the ultimate car camping experience. It features a Yakima rooftop rack system for easy gear transport, ensuring you're ready for adventure. Power your campsite with the Goal Zero YETI 500X, a portable solar generator offering ample energy for your devices. Keep your provisions fresh in the YETI TUNDRA 35 Hard Cooler, renowned for its insulation and durability. Two SheJumps branded YETI tumblers keep your drinks at the perfect temperature. Relax at camp with 2 GCI Outdoors Xpress Director's Chairs and a Compact Camp Table 25. This all-in-one setup guarantees comfort and convenience, making outdoor excursions a breeze with top-notch gear to create lasting memories.

The Ultimate Girafficorn

The SheJumps Girafficorn package is a delightful blend of whimsy and practicality. At its heart is a one-of-a-kind homemade hanging quilt art piece (36" x 48") made by Claire Smallwood's mother, adorned with the enchanting Girafficorn, the organization's mascot. This cozy quilt not only keeps you warm but also carries the spirit of adventure and empowerment. Adding a playful touch to any space, the package also includes a one-of-a-kind neon Girafficorn sign, radiating vibrant colors and sparking conversations. For those who can never have enough Girafficorn magic in their lives, we've also included a $250 gift card to the SheJumps store!

Women-Owned Business Package

Women-Owned Business Package: Includes our favorite items from some of our favorite women-owned businesses!

  • $250 Wild Rye gift card

  • 11x14 Print from legendary photographer Re Wikstrom

  • Bundle from Sukie’s Candle company

  • And more to come!

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