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Save the date: October 10th, 2024 – 5th Annual First Chair Gala


On Thursday, October 19th, 2023, those that attended the gala led OAS to extraordinary heights. Your support got us on the first chair to the summit, and it is with great joy to share that you got OAS beyond our fundraising goal of $225,000! The success of our event is a testament to the incredible power of our community and the impact we can have when we join forces. Thank you again. We hope you enjoyed the drinks courtesy of Brooks WineCascade Lakes BrewingCrater Lake SpiritsRose City Distillery, and the beautiful flowers courtesy of Donner Flowers.

Once again, thank you for your outstanding support. We are deeply grateful for your dedication, your generosity, and your commitment to OAS. Together, we are transforming lives and ensuring that everyone can experience the transformative powers of outdoor recreation.

As we reflect on the success of First Chairwe are overwhelmed with gratitude, and we want to express our sincerest thanks to our sponsor’s early commitment.

First Chair 2023 Sponsors: Bend Magazine, CORA, Sunriver Resort, Pacific Power, Brooks Resources, C. Potterf Construction, Cement Elegance, Bend Anesthesiaology, Century Insurance, Visit Central Oregon, Brooks Winery, Donner Flower Shop, Crater Lake Distillery, Directory Spot, First Interstate Bank, Barghausen, The Bite, TDS, Bend Electric Bikes, Cascade Lakes, Structure Development, St. Charles, Rogue Ski Shop, Rose City

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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Consider gaining exposure for your business by making an early investment in the First Chair campaign! If you would like to participate as a sponsor, or if you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Cara Frank, Development Director at cara@oregonadaptivesports.org.


Thank you to those that donated to the Silent and Live auction packages, if you are interested in making a contribution for the 5th annual gala, please contact Cara Frank, Development Director at cara@oregonadaptivesports.org.


Thanks to the support from our community and requests for tickets for the event, there will be a public ticket sale for this upcoming year’s gala. So mark your calendars for Thursday, October 10th for the 5th Annual First Chair Gala!

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Photo Gallery

Did you miss our 4th annual First Chair Gala? Or simply want to relive the excitement?
Take a peek at our après-ski photo gallery!

First Chair Gala during the live auction portion of the event, two older male attendees in the middle of a high-five to celebrate the evening. everyone else is seated at their tablesFirst Chair Gala: attendees outside in the patio area. OAS staff, Melodie is wearing a long pink skirt and black top talking to someone. Behind her is a hand-cycle set up for event attendees to ride on a stationary setting. There are multiple people mingling in the background and enjoying the evening. Multiple attendees standing around the silent auction table to look at the various packages that are available for bidding. outside of the venue in the background the stationary adaptive bike set-up is going. in the foreground of the image are two attendees, one walking in a dark green dress with mid-length blonde hair and beside her is an adaptive athlete in a wheelchair in a white button-down and green satin vest. main hall prior to the dinner/live auction portion of the event. four attendees smiling and laughing in the photo, three are women and one is a man in a red suit with a turquoise bolo tie.