Finding consistency through sports 
 
 
A resilient child from a single-parent household, Terrence is an eighth grader we learned about through our community partner, Self Enhancement, Inc.
 
Terrence fell in love with basketball at a very young age, and has played on high-level teams since elementary school. Even though the sport has been one of the most consistent things in his life, participating in basketball this season was threatened due to the increasing cost of playing. While typically a 3.0 or higher student, he began to stress about his future in basketball, concerned that he would be forced to sit out on the sideline for the first time since he started playing ball. Read more about Terrence and our other stories >>
 
Volunteer opportunity: Trail Blazers Rip City 5050 Raffle on Oct. 12
 
Want to support Off the Sideline? We’ve been selected as the nonprofit partner for the Oct. 12 Rip City 5050 Raffle. As a volunteer, you’ll help us sell raffle tickets, get a free Off the Sideline T-Shirt, and have the opportunity to watch the second half of the Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns pre-season game. As an added incentive, the highest-selling volunteer team will receive $50 in the form of two, $25 Amazon gift cards. Plus, Off the Sideline receives 25% of all raffle ticket sales. That’s a win for everyone!  Learn more and register here >>
 
Can't Make it on Oct. 12?
Make a difference and donate to Off the Sideline.
 
 
Sweating it out at StudioX
 
Thanks to all of you who attended the Sept. 7 StudioX Fitness  bootcamp-style class benefitting Off the Sideline. Not only did 100% of the proceeds go to Off the Sideline, but studio owner Tim Irwin made a matching donation. Thanks Tim, we truly appreciate the support of community-minded business like yours!
 
 
 
 
Care Oregon continues grant funding
 
 
CareOregon’s vision is healthy communities for all individuals, regardless of income or social circumstances. And they recently affirmed their mission of building individual well-being and community health through partnerships, shared learning and innovation by awarding $20,000 to Off the Sideline. This is our largest single grant … ever.
 
“CareOregon is proud to be a partner and supporter of Off the Sideline," says Shawn DeCarlo, grants manager at CareOregon. "The health benefits of physical activity are well known, and inclusion in organized sports activities leads kids to develop healthy habits that will stick with them all their lives. CareOregon and Off the Sideline are working together to build stronger communities and families."
 
We can’t thank CareOregon enough for their continued support of our mission of creating healthier communities by getting kids in the game.
 
 
Save the date: annual fundraiser
 
 
March 5, 2020
Portland, Oregon
 
More details to come!

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