Gene Gillis Award - Snowboard

Eli Stroker

The Gene Gillis Award

For Outstanding Athletics

Elijah Stroker


Gene Gillis Award For Outstanding Athletics

This award is presented to 1 athlete in each discipline for outstanding results. Gene Gillis was an Olympian and a founder of the Copper Mountain Race Team back in the 1970s. In 1980, along with Mark Jones, Corky McDonald, and Fred Turner, Gene started the Summit Race Team, which provided full-time Alpine ski training for the first time in Summit.  His wife Ina passed away in March 2019.  Until her death, she lived in their house, which is now surrounded by development in the River Run Village at Keystone.


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