Jim Fallis is a dedicated philanthropist who understands how important it is to give back to the community. Growing up, there were a number of people that helped Jim Fallis realize his own potential, but there was nothing was more influential than the youth sports programs in his community.
Jim credits sports, especially wrestling, for helping to turn his life around. Over the course of his career, working as a head coach, athletic director, and nonprofit executive, Jim came to appreciate how impactful donations are to the success of an organization and team as well as the positive influence that athletics can have in one’s life.
Inspired to give back to the community in as many ways as he can, Jim Fallis has supported a variety of charities and organizations, including Beat the Streets, Special Olympics, Greeley Stampede, Relay For Life and Habitat For Humanity.
Beat the Streets
Beat the Streets uses wrestling as the vehicle through which young people achieve their full physical, cognitive, and social potential and develop into strong and effective individuals and members of the world. The organization works with middle and high schools in all five boroughs of New York City to provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can learn the essential life lessons of personal responsibility, physical fitness, education, and teamwork.
After serving as the Executive Director for Beat the Streets for several years, Jim Fallis continues to support the organization as a consultant and donor. He has witnessed firsthand how impactful Beat the Streets has been over the years, and is committed to ensuring that this organization is able to support local communities for years to come. As a child who found himself through the sport of wrestling, Jim finds it incredibly rewarding to help expose the youth to this great sport and empower them as individuals through the lessons that wrestling teaches.
Special Olympics helps transforms lives through the job of sport. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. For many years, Jim Fallis was actively involved in the organization of the Special Olympics. In 1975,he volunteered at his first Special Olympics International Competition in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. During his tenure with Northern Arizona University, Jim helped assemble a Special Olympics event at the school as well. Jim Fallis truly enjoyed having the ability to help people discover new strengths and achieve success through competition and sport.
Greeley Stampede & The Old Buckers
Jim Fallis is a supporter of the Greeley Stampede, Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration, and has been an active member of the Old Buckers since 2002. The Old Buckers are former Stampede Committeemen and women who want to continue to assist the current committee in presenting a bigger and better celebration each year. This group of dedicated people serve as hosts at the hospitality area before and after each arena event, and welcome special guests, VIPs and Gold Spur partners and sponsors. Others greet and work in the arena taking tickets and ushering at night shows and rodeos, the Stampede Guest Ranch, Western Art Show and the information gazebo.