Community Ambassadors

At Pine Mountain Sports we recognize that our community is growing. As our population increases, the needs and demands on our social services here in Central Oregon are also increasing. We believe that it’s our responsibility to embrace and support those who are working hard to serve our neighbors with real needs – and we are asking for your help.

In 2016, Pine Mountain Sports began building a team of “Community Ambassadors” made up of local businesses and individuals. Pine Mountain Sports and its Community Ambassadors support a single local charity through PR and fundraising for an entire year. Through this, we can all Resolve To Be Involved, knowing that a small group of concerned citizens can truly make a difference when they take action together.

Pine Mountain Sports needs your help to achieve our goal of creating 200 Community Ambassadors! Each of us pledges a direct donation of $500 to the year’s designated non-profit. This dedicated group of concerned citizens could generate $100K every year to make a huge difference for a local non-profit, our neighbors that they serve, and our objective of making Bend a better place for ALL of its residents.

Would you be willing to add your name, or your family, or your business to our list of Community Ambassadors? Please keep reading…

Saving Grace provides resources for those experiencing domestic violence in Central Oregon.

We’re more resolved than ever in announcing Saving Grace as the beneficiary of our 2020 Community Ambassador Program!

2020 is proving to be a very difficult year for all of us. Covid-19 is affecting our economic and social lives in so many ways that many of us are feeling overwhelmed. It would seem reasonable to simply wait this one out.

Why is Pine Mountain Sports looking to support this specific nonprofit in the middle of a pandemic? Social distancing, unemployment, and stay at home orders affect all of us, but are devastating for those in abusive relationships.

For over 40 years, Saving Grace has provided essential services for those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in Central Oregon including confidential emergency shelter and a 24-hour helpline.

Additionally, they provide counseling, court and legal advocacy, and a safe and supervised visitation center for parents and children.

How can we make a difference today in the lives of our neighbors who are finding themselves in an abusive situation? Please continue to provide life-saving resources by making a donation today directly to Saving Grace.

We are asking you to help us in supporting Saving Grace by becoming a 2020 Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador. By pledging $500 directly to Saving Grace, you’ll join the ranks of local businesses and awesome community members who are working to make a big, big difference for Central Oregon families.

You can donate directly to Saving Grace now by clicking here.

Please feel free to send me an email to Dan@PineMountainSports.com with any questions you may have.

Get some! Give some.

Dan McGarigle, Owner
Pine Mountain Sports

 

Our Community Ambassador Program History

In 2016, our first year of the Community Ambassador program raised nearly $23,000 for CASA of Central Oregon. These Court Appointed Special Advocates are working tirelessly to serve and represent the 500+ and growing number of foster children right here in our community. Our 2016 fundraising effort included the very generous taco sale and Parrilla Grill Fundraiser that was held at Tetherow during The Blitz and the showcasing of our Community Ambassador Program efforts during our Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser at the Tower Theatre.

In 2017, our growing Community Ambassador program raised $34,311 for Volunteers In Medicine – Clinic of the Cascades! Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) provides healthcare on a donation basis to low-income, working adults who live in Central Oregon and have no medical insurance or means to pay for care. This fundraising effort included our Parrilla Grill Fundraiser during The Blitz, August Pint Nights at Deschutes Brewery, our Deschutes Red Chair Growler Fills for VIM event with Hydo Flask, and the showcasing of our Community Ambassador Program efforts during our Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser at the Tower Theatre!

 

Our staff with Beth Larsen of Volunteers of Medicine. VIM was our Community Ambassador beneficiary in 2017.

 

In 2018, we raised $65,430 for Family Access Network. FAN improves lives by ensuring that children have access to basic need services. They are unique to Central Oregon with a dedicated FAN Advocate located in every public school in Deschutes and Crook County. FAN advocates connect children and parents to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing and more. FAN advocates serve nearly 9,000 children and family members in our community each year and support our most needy families, removing barriers and paving the way for a child’s success.

In 2019, we raised $73,380 for Cascade Youth & Family Center. This total comes from a mix of our Community Ambassadors who donated $500 each, and our 2019 fundraisers that included Trek & Santa Cruz bike raffles, our Parrilla Grill taco feed, 50% of our Black Friday sales, and our Deschutes Brewery Growler Fills. Every dollar raised goes directly to prevention, intervention, and crisis services for Central Oregon adolescents and their families. Thank you all for helping to make this number happen!

 

If you or your family are interested in making a donation and becoming a Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador in 2020, please email Dan McGarigle.