Campbell rollerblading training

Dusty Campbell, a Salt Lake City physical therapist, trains for his rollerblading trip from Jackson to Salt Lake City. He hopes the 48-hour feat will increase mental health awareness and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Blader to raise funds

The Fourth of July fireworks may be canceled in Jackson, but Dusty Campbell is still hoping for an Independence Day finale.

The 31-year-old physical therapist from Salt Lake City is embarking on a three-day, 285-mile trip from Jackson Hole to his home town, and he’s doing it all on six 110mm wheels. The rollerblades will take Campbell 8,000 feet up and 10,000 feet in descent all in an effort to bring awareness and financial support to the Wounded Warrior Project. He departs from Town Square Friday afternoon, July 2 and hopes to roll into Liberty Park on July 4.

“It will be hell,” he said. “But my suffering won’t even come close to what those service members have gone through.”

Fans who want to keep tabs on the feat can follow @pt_dustycampbell on Instagram.

He’s hoping Jacksonites will also come out to Town Square on Friday to send him off, and maybe blade along for a bit. The exact start time is still being determined.

Tennis tournament benefit

The 19th annual Steve Winograd Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held from Friday, July 23 until Sunday, July 25. This three-day tournament will benefit the St. Johns Health Foundation Diabetes Fund.

The cost to enter the tournament is $100 per person, along with $50 to play in a second category, with entrants under the age of 18 being sponsored by an anonymous donor.

The event will conclude with a dinner and auction event at 6 p.m. July 25 at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club. Tickets for this event cost $50.

Tickets for both events can be purchased at StJohnsFoundation.health, after searching for the event under “calendar.”

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