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. Community Ambassadors pledge a donation of $500, which they directly donate to the year’s designated non-profit. 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…

Cascade Youth & Family Center focuses on prevention, intervention, and crisis services for adolescents and their families.

We’re excited to announce Cascade Youth & Family Center as the beneficiary of our 2019 Community Ambassador Program!

Cascade Youth & Family Center (CYFC) are our neighbors up the street (next to Cabin 22), who provide essential services for homeless, runaway, and vulnerable youth (ages 11-20) in Central Oregon.

CYFC provide a local, 24-hr crisis hotline, and work with local kids who are at risk of running away. For ages 11-17, they provide shelter and crisis intervention with support counseling for youth and their families.

Their transitional living program provides shelter for ages 16-20 that are homeless, couch surfing, sleeping in a car, or living in an unsafe or unstable environment at home. They provide a path to more constructive courses of action, improving life-skills, developing self-sufficiency, and overcoming barriers to education and employment.

The Cascade Youth & Family Center street outreach program works to provide support and mentor youth age 11-20 who are living on the streets. This begins with food, clothing, hygiene, and first-aid supplies.

We are asking you to help us in supporting CYFC by becoming a 2019 Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador. By pledging $500 directly to Cascade Youth & Family Center, you provide safe and proactive services to any local kid that needs shelter or an advocate. In doing so, you’ll join the ranks of local businesses and awesome community members who are working to make a big, big difference for the young people in Central Oregon.

Are you with us? You can donate now by clicking here.

Please feel free to send me an email to Dan@PineMountainSports.com with any questions you may have. We will be recognizing all our Community Ambassadors at this years Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser on Wed Nov 20, 2019.

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.

 

If you are interested in making a donation and becoming a Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador in 2019, please email Dan McGarigle.