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The Inspiration

2020 Golf Tournament


The Inspiration 

J.R. ‘Jack’ Simplot began his career in 1923. That’s when, at the age of 14, he quit school and went into business on his own near the small farming community of Declo, ID. Pouring boundless energy into his many endeavors, he became known for his business achievements and philanthropy.  

Over 32 years ago, when local community leaders came together to open a Ronald McDonald House in Boise, J.R. and Esther Simplot stepped forward. They provided the funding needed to purchase the original home at 101 Warm Springs Avenue. And over the years, the Simplot family and the J.R. Simplot Company secured the success of RMHC with their support and volunteer resources.