Summer Sporting Events Coming to Bend 2015

If you love sports and are new to Bend, Oregon, then you don’t need to think twice. Bend is a renowned playground for all sorts of sporting events in the West.

Below you will find a sporting event lineup that will keep you moving throughout the summer in Central Oregon:

Elks Memorial Baseball Tournament:


When: 23-25 May, 2015

The Bend Metro Part and Recreation District in collaboration with Bend-area high schools and Bend Elks Baseball Club offer the three-day tournament held on a decided weekend of May every year. It is a must go event for all the baseball lovers and is renowned all over Oregon.

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Bend Beer Chase:


When: 6 June, 2015

Although not a conventional sport, yet the one day Beer Chase event in Bend is no less than a sporting event. On 6th of June, the second annual Bend Beer Chase relay will take place where you can relay with your friends and enjoy the finest of breweries of Central Oregon. So, have fun and go to Beer Chase this year.

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Oregon Senior Games:


When: 17-21 June, 2015

For the seniors of Oregon, Humana presents Oregon Senior Games. If you are above 50 then you are eligible to participate in these games and bring out the athlete in you. The games with all their challenge and fun can be a good Bend vacation you’ve been planning for long.

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Pacific Crest Triathlon:


When: 26-28 June, 2015

The Pacific Crest Weekend Sport Festival takes place every year in June. Athletes along with their friends and families join the event and it is this mass participation that has made this event a jewel in the crown of sporting events of Northwest. If you wish to test your athleticism among athletes from all over the country and globe, then you surely need to register for this triathlon.

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Cascadia Cycling Classic (CCC):


When: 22-26 July, 2015

Cyclist from all over the country in general and Northwest in particular come to participate in the magnificent CCC held in Oregon. The event because of Oregon’s beauty, the elegance of the race course, and atmosphere is renowned all over the country.

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Oregon Lacrosse Classic:

Oregon freshman Rachel Steinberg(24) scores a goal late in the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Stanford Cardinal at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, April 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

When: 24-26 July, 2015

The Oregon Lacrosse Classic event is held on the edge of Deschutes River and Cascade Range.  You are drawing a weak link between the location of the Lacrosse tournament and the sport. It would make more sense to talk about the age range allowed to play at the tournament, or the actual location of the field, and then nearby attractions (within a few kilometers)

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Cascade Lakes Relay:


When: 31 July – 1 August, 2015

CLR is a walking and running event that serves as a means of enjoying the beautiful and intimate surroundings of Oregon. The event features the old and new terrains of Oregon allowing the participants to see the beauty of the region in addition to enjoying a healthy event.

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FC Timbers Bend Premier Cup:


When: 7-9 August, 2015

Bend with its sunny weather almost throughout the year provides the best fields required for a soccer tournament. This tournament is renowned all over the Northwest, and its popularity is increasing with every passing year and what? Why should I go to this?.

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Halloween Cross Crusade:

The run-up slowed things down on an otherwise fast course. © Pat Malach
The run-up slowed things down on an otherwise fast course. © Pat Malach

When: 31 October – 1 November, 2015

The Halloween Cross Crusade will take place in Old Mill District at the Deschutes Brewery. Over 1,000 costumed individuals will participate in the race with the objective of gathering as much Cross Crusade points as possible.

Have you registered for any event? Have you participated in any sports event in Bend? If yes, then we would love to hear your experience. Make sure there is some way for them to actually comment.

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CASA – An Integral Component For A Bright Future For Our Children

The well-being and prosperity of a society in general and a community in particular is dependent upon both collective as well as individual efforts. The collective effort is usually considered the responsibility of the government, while individual efforts come from volunteers who become a part of the collective offer and play their part in making the society better.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is an association in USA that with the help of efforts by Government and individual volunteers works to better the plight of neglected and abused children by finding them safe and permanent homes. In this regard, the Government works on training Special Advocates who become active in the society to make sure that children find safe homes for a long time instead of moving from one foster home to another.

How Did It All Begin?

It all began in 1977 when David Soukup – Seattle Superior Court Judge faced the issue of relying on only the information of State Child Protective Services for passing judgement on neglected or abused child cases. Soukup came up with the idea that volunteers should come up and speak for the matters concerning children’s interests. Fifty volunteers responded to his idea, which served as a trigger for a movement that crossed Seattle and spread throughout the country, making sure that children were no more neglected or abused.

Objectives of CASA!

Although the holistic objective of CASA is to ensure general wellbeing and abuse-free environment for children, however, the association has set some strategic objectives as well that assist in providing specific directions to the association and make sure that every Advocate is aware of the vision that the Association carries. The prime objectives of CASA are as under:

  • The first strategic objective of CASA is to make sure that every court throughout United States of America acknowledges the pivotal importance of CASA volunteers as a means of better outcomes for children. It implies that the volunteer CASA advocates with their conduct and efficiency have to establish a repute with courts throughout the country to an extent where courts realize their importance pertinent to a better future for children.
  • Secondly, the volunteers in CASA should be representative of the cultural diversity of the children in the country. It means that the volunteers of CASA should be as various and as diverse as are the children in a particular state or throughout the country.
  • Thirdly, to make sure that every potential donor is aware of the importance of CASA advocates and the knowledge and agreeableness of the CASA advocates is on the priority list of the donors.
  • Fourthly, all the government officials, whether they are on local, federal or state level should understand the benefit that CASA advocates provide pertaining to children safety and a healthy environment for their future.

Stats So Far..!

Since 1977, CASA has spread all over United States and has become an integral part of the childcare system. According to CASA, at present there are over 77,000 advocates of CASA serving in over 933 local offices throughout the country. The volunteers have made it possible for CASA to assist 233,000 cases since its establishment. As far as the funding is concerned, the National CASA agency receives grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and from partner organizations such as Jewelers for Children. The National agency then passes the grant to the states who then pass it on to the local areas.

CASA is an integral part of childcare system as its assists in forming the foundation for a better future for our country. There are CASA advocates all around who are just there to assist children as well as parents. If you are in search of any in Oregon or want to become a volunteer, you can easily contact CASA and become a contributor to a better future for our children.