The 2nd Annual First Chair Fundraiser | October 12th, 2021

first chair logo with a sit skier in the background

In September 2020 the OAS community came together, virtually, to support life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities.  This year we will gather once again, virtually and in-person, to generate critical support for OAS and to expand equal access to the outdoors.

The First Chair campaign will officially commence in August and culminate on October 12th with a hybrid virtual and in-person event including a 45 minute online broadcast showcasing the impact of the OAS mission.  You can help generate momentum for the campaign by participating as a sponsor, contributing an auction item, or making an early donation to the campaign.  More details on each are available below.

You can make a donation in support of First Chair at anytime, here.


The success of the First Chair fundraiser hinges on the support of our generous sponsors.  Sponsors provide critical momentum to the First Chair campaign and directly support the OAS Pillars of Access which includes scholarships for OAS athletes and state of the art adaptive sports equipment.

OAS recognizes our sponsors through various marketing and collaborative efforts.  Sponsors at the Confidence level and above will also be invited to the in-person First Chair event.  The full sponsorship guide is available through the link below.  If you have further questions, please contact OAS at

Benefits include:

  • Logo placement on web, email, and social media
  • Recognition during the First Chair broadcast
  • Annual sponsor benefits for Confidence level and above sponsors.
  • Tickets to in-person event for Confidence level and above.

Sponsorship opportunities:

  • Independence: $10,000 – (includes 8 tickets to in-person event)
  • Resilience: $5,000- (includes 4 tickets to in-person event)
  • Confidence: $2,500 – (includes 2 tickets to in-person event)
  • First Turns: $1,000

View the full 2021 First Chair Sponsor Guide


OAS will be hosting an online auction over the two weeks prior to the First Chair event and broadcast, and will also be auctioning off a few exciting items live during the event.  Contributing an item to the First Chair auction is a great opportunity to support life-changing experiences for individuals with disabilities while also gaining exposure for your business or brand to thousands of OAS’ followers.

OAS is seeking auction items or experiences valued at $250 or greater, or smaller items that can be bundled together.  You can contribute an auction item by completing the form linked below or emailing

Of particular interest are items including outdoor recreation gear, gift certificates to Central Oregon businesses, or items related to trips around the Pacific Northwest (i.e. condo stays at the Oregon Coast, or lodging in the Columbia River Gorge).

Submit an auction item here!


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” to63025 OB Riley Road, Suite 12, Bend, OR 97703.

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Did you miss the 1st annual First Chair event?  Or want to relive the excitement?  View the 2020 First Chair broadcast here: