When access is equal, potential is limitless.

October 13th, 2022

First chair marks a new beginning. The first lift each day transports skiers up the mountain to a blank canvas of snow awaiting their tracks. Sought after by the most dedicated, powder seeking and ambitious skiers and riders, it is this energy and spirit that OAS strives to embody. A persistent pursuit of the transformative power of moving through the mountains.

At Oregon Adaptive Sports, we envision a day when everyone, regardless of ability, has access to the benefits of outdoor recreation. We strongly believe in this future. Together, we’re increasing access for all to seek these experiences. Access to First Chair.

We invite you to join us for the third annual OAS First Chair, a collective effort to help fund the OAS mission. On Thursday, October 13th, 2022, the OAS community will gather at Tetherow Resort to learn about the impact of OAS programs over the past year and to generate critical support for the OAS mission. We will hear from OAS athletes, stakeholders and how we can work together to continue to increase access to the outdoors.

Support access for all by participating as an event sponsor or a table sponsor, contributing an item to the auction, or making a financial gift to OAS.

Support the First Chair fundraiser at anytime by making a secure online contribution at the link below. Or, please mail a check made out to “OAS” to 63025 OB Riley Road, Suite 12, Bend, OR 97703.

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Sponsorship is critical to the success of First Chair by making an early investment in the campaign. Sponsors create a swell of momentum and expand the reach of the First Chair campaign. Sponsor gifts will be recognized in various ways and receive a certain allotment of tickets to the First Chair gala. For more details on sponsorship, please view the 2022 First Chair Sponsor Guide.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please contact Cara Frank, Development Director at cara@oregonadaptivesports.org.

Sponsors who contribute $2,500 or more to First Chair are also recognized as an OAS annual sponsor. View the Annual Sponsor Guide or visit the Partners and Sponsors page to learn more about these incredible businesses and partners!


The First Chair gala will feature both a silent and live auction. OAS is currently seeking items and experiences to support the auction. If you would like to assist in soliciting auction donation, or have any questions about the auction, please contact Cara Frank, Development Director at cara@oregonadaptivesports.org.

If you have an item or experience you would like to contribute, please fill out the auction item donation form.


Individual tickets for First Chair will go on sale in late summer 2022, pending availability. More details will be available on this page at that time.

Did you miss the 1st or 2nd annual First Chair events? Or simply want to relive the excitement? View the 2020 and 2021 First Chair broadcasts here: