Charities

The Subaru of Bend Ghost Tree Invitational is a 501c3 non-profit event that benefits local charities throughout Central Oregon.

The 2018 Ghost Tree raised over $63,000 for local children’s charities and athletic programs in Central Oregon.

2019 Beneficiaries:

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BEND

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun! They are a place where great futures are started each and every day. At our two locations in Bend, we offer life-changing programs to over 1,500 youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old each year. Our programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, character development and citizenship involvement in our community in Bend. It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Ronald McDonald House

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL OREGON

Every year, thousands of families travel to Portland and Bend to get the best medical care possible for their seriously ill or injured child. And for more than 30 years, our Ronald McDonald Houses® have offered these families comfort, support and a beautiful place to stay just moments away from their child’s bedside. Last year 2,041 families including 2,892 children stayed at our three Oregon Houses. And since opening our doors, we have provided a “home away from home” for more than 37,000 families.Many families travel far from home for several weeks or months to receive treatment for their seriously ill or injured children — a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having Mom and Dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home away from home” for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at no cost.

THE CENTER FOUNDATION

VISION: To provide access to sports medicine services and injury prevention for all Central Oregon youth.

MISSION: To promote the health and safety of kids through access to sports medicine services and education.

WHY OUR COMMUNITIES NEED THE CENTER FOUNDATION: The Center Foundation is the only non-profit in Central Oregon solely dedicated to providing sports medicine as a means to ensure youth are safe, healthy and protected in an active lifestyle.