Jerry Gart (Posthumous Award)
Hall Of Fame Inductee — 1999
Jerry Gart was an avid sportsman and vigorous promoter of Denver and Colorado skiing and recreation. As chairman of the board of the Gart Bros. Sporting Goods Company, he was one of the leaders in forging a partnership between Colorado’s ski areas and Denver businesses, helping spread tourism dollars to all aspects of Colorado’s economy. A tireless promoter of Colorado’s beauty and recreation, he also served as chairman of the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and was active in the National Sporting Goods Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
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