For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea Fountain,

Hot Springs, SD—Black Hills Parks and Forests Association (BHPFA) is excited to announce a new community partnership with SheJumps, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to “increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.”

“We are excited to bring SheJumps to the Black Hills region. BHPFA and SheJumps value creating spaces and opportunities for women and girls to take risks and grow through outdoor play and connection to nature. It is a natural partnership for us, and we look forward to offering a wide selection of activities for women and girls with other partners like the Trailhouse in Custer.” says BHPFA program manager and SheJumps event coordinator Andrea Fountain.

To launch the partnership BHPFA and SheJumps will host a women’s outdoor film series with a kickoff event on Saturday, November 25, 2023. The first film showing, Precious Leader Woman, will take place at the Custer Beacon in Custer, SD from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. Precious Leader Woman shares the inspiring story of world-renowned snowboarder Spencer O’Brien connecting to her Indigenous roots. Tickets are $5 per person, all ages are welcome. To learn more about BHPFA and SheJumps visit:

BHPFA is an official non-profit partner of the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service, with the mission to support wonder and exploration through stewardship of your public lands. This year, BHPFA is providing $83,000 to their public land partners for educational materials and programs.

In partnership with nature, through outdoor activities, sports, and education, SheJumps reduces the barriers to growth and transformation for women and girls. SheJumps’ truth: We dream. We jump. We grow