(Photo above: Back row: (L-R) JJ Jones, Andrew Buswell. Front row: (L-R): Suzanne Lafky, Neal Hueske, Greg Myriallas, Angela Kornish, Ali Burke. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Adaptive Sports)
On Tuesday, November 29 Deschutes Brewery is donated a big check to Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS). The check presentation to OAS was formally presented at the Deschutes Brewery’s Tasting Room with Deschutes Brewery staff and OAS community members joining in the celebration.
Deschutes partners with a local nonprofit and together, the two organizations work together on managing the incredibly fun annual Halloween Warehouse party. This year, OAS was a proud beneficiary and provided 65 volunteers to help manage the party.
Hundreds of attendees from all around gathered to enjoy the party and proceeds went to OAS. Exactly $13,000 was raised, the most raised to date for this specific event. The donation will provide for 40 Life Skills students from Central Oregon to ski/ride with OAS once a week. These students would not be able to participate without the ability to fund the program.
Oregon Adaptive Sports has been breaking barriers in Central Oregon since 1996, providing life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals with disabilities. Participants gain confidence, build self-esteem and strive for independence leading to an enhanced quality of life. We currently offer instructional programs in alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding, at both Hoodoo and Mt. Bachelor ski resorts as well as summer programs such as golf, cycling and kayaking through throughout the great Bend area. To prevent cost from being a barrier to participation, we rely on the support of hundreds of volunteers, businesses, donors and sponsors. To learn more, visit www.OregonAdaptiveSports.org.
About Deschutes Brewery:
Names as OUTSIDE’s Best Places to work for three years in a row (2013-2015), Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Oregon. Family and employee owned, the brewery is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA. From the beginning, the focus has been on crafting the best beer and food using only the finest ingredients. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River. To find out more, visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.