When access is equal, potential is limitless.

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 every person with a disability has access to the benefits of outdoor recreation. Together, we’re increasing access for all to seek these experiences. Access to First Chair. We are grateful for our generous sponsors, whose early commitment is propelling us towards our our fundraising goal of $225,000! They are integral to First Chair, and we are excited to have each one of them as a pivotal part of First Chair!

On Thursday, October 19th, 2023, the OAS community will gather at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon 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 share how we can work together to continue to increase access to the outdoors. Together, we will make the First Chair celebration an outstanding success!

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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Bend Magazine


Sunriver ResortCentral Oregon Radiology Associates


Century Insurance Group
Pacific Power
Cement Elegance
Donner Flowers
Bend Anesthesiology Group
Visit Central Oregon
Brooks Resources Corporation
First Interstate Bank
C. Potterf Construction
Directory Spot

First Turns

The Bite
St. Charles Health SystemBend Electric BikesRose City DistillingTDSRogue Ski Shop
Cascade Lakes Brewing
Structure Development


OAS is seeking stellar outdoor gear, special experiences and more for the 2023 First Chair auction! Please contact if you have an item or experience you would be interested in contributing to OAS. Your support brings us closer to the day when every person with a disability has access to the benefit of outdoor recreation.


We’ve been hinting at the possibility of a ticket sale for First Chair. However, thanks to the incredible support from our community, we will not be able to open a ticket sale as the event is officially sold-out! For those who want to get involved, we invite you to participate in our mobile online silent auction during the event slated to launch Thursday, October 5th and to close Thursday, October 19th at 6:45 pm. Your participation directly supports our mission of creating access to the outdoors to individuals with a disability. Thank you for your unwavering support!

Did you miss our 3rd annual First Chair event? Or simply want to relive the excitement?
Take a peek at our après-ski photo gallery!