Sponsor the Birthday Celebration

Deadline for Sponsors to be included on advertising materials is April 1.

Sponsorships and Olympian Auction Items will be accepted until May 15.

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The 23rd Annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration honoring James Francis Thorpe will be held on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe.  The celebration starts with a Native American Tribute at the Mausoleum followed by the carrying of the lighted torch by the Olympian Cross Country and Track teams to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium to light the torch for the Carbon County Special Olympic games and then on through town to Josiah White Park where the Olympic Torch will be lit.  A Resolution that Rep. Doyle Heffley had the Pennsylvania House pass declaring May 19th as James Francis Thorpe Day in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be presented and read.  The weekend consists of musical performances, Native American folklore, dancing and drumming, craft and food vendors, a clown for the children, a large Olympian Auction and John Thorpe (Grandson) visit.


To apply for a vending site or for more information, please contact Event coordinators Anne Marie Fitzpatrick or Ray Brader/Nature’s Trail at 570-325-9281 or email amnt1@ptd.net.


OLYMPIAN AUCTION ITEMS ARE ALSO NEEDED and can be dropped off at Nature’s Trail, 5 Broadway, Jim Thorpe or a committee member can pick them up if you call 1-570-325-9281 or email amnt1@ptd.net. Items will be accepted up until May 15th but the deadline to be on the sponsor board and in the event flyer is May 1st.


Please consider helping us offset the growing cost of organizing the Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration. It takes many volunteer hours and a considerable amount of resources to promote our town's events.​

Pay with credit card using our online shopping cart (click on a sponsorship level above)


Please make checks payable to CCEDC

Mail To:

Nature's Trail

5 Broadway

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


PO Box 164

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


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