Thank you to all who participated in the 3rd annual First Chair fundraiser!

When access is equal, potential is limitless.

First Chair and Salvesen Homes Logos

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. 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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Salvesen Homes logo


Sunriver Resort, Bend Magazine, CORA logos


Barghausen Consulting, St Charles, Bend Anesthesiology logos




The Bite, Bend Electric Bikes, Structure Development NW logos

Thank you to these amazing sponsors for 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


The First Chair auction is live! Bid on stellar outdoor gear, special experiences and more! The online auction closes Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 pm PST.

Auction winners will collect winnings  the same evening! Those who win remotely will be contacted to organize a pick-up at the OAS headquarters.

Visit the Auction Page Here!

Event Details & Tickets

The First Chair Gala kicks off at 5:30pm at Tetherow resort on October 13th.  After cocktails and a silent auciton guests will be treated to a plated dinner, films and speakers from OAS and partake in a live auction.  The event is scheduled to end between 8:30pm and 9:00pm.

Dress Code: First Chair guests are encouraged to break out what is often referred to their “Bend” or “Mountain Formal” with a nod to winter/ski season.  Anything you might wear out to a nice dinner in Bend fits the bill.  To truly embrace the First Chair theme, your finest apres ski outfit will certainly hit the mark (let’s see those Dale of Norway sweaters and furry boots)!

At this time, there are no available individual tickets for First Chair.  If you are interested in attending the event, please email Pat at

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: