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DOERNBECHER FREESTYLE XIII: Friday, October 28, 2016

Join us for an unstoppable evening! These six young designers invite you to join them as they reveal their one-of-a-kind Nike collections at the Doernbecher Freestyle XIII unveiling and auction. Each  custom design celebrates that the things that keep these remarkable kids going, from family and friends to personal words of wisdom. As their inspiring stories prove, when you face life with joy and courage, nothing can stop you.

Doernbecher Freestyle XIII
Friday, October 28
5:30 pm
Portland Art Museum

Limited tickets available. Please call 503-552-0692.

Introducing the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Designers

Six patients from across Oregon will design Nike footwear and apparel to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The Doernbecher Freestyle program honors the strength, spirit, and creativity of these young patients. Now in its 13th year, the program has raised $14 million to advance the cause of children's health. Meet this year's designers, and find out what makes them unstoppable.

Corwin Chehayla Andy Chase Braylin Damien

About Doernbecher Freestyle

Doernbecher Freestyle was created in 2004 when Michael Doherty, Nike's Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations and Doernbecher Foundation board member, was talking to his son, Connor, about ways to raise money for the Hospital. Connor had the idea of having Nike create shoes and sell them to raise funds. Michael then invited one of Nike's shoe designers to take a tour of the hospital to inspire him to design a pair of shoes for Doernbecher. It was designer Marcus Tayui's vision to see patients design the shoes with the proceeds benefiting the hospital that in many cases has saved their lives. Now in its 13th year, this extraordinary program has raised $14 million for the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.

The 2016 designs will be unveiled at the annual Doernbecher Freestyle auction taking place in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 28, 2016, before they are made available at and at select North America retail locations in November. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Support the Doernbecher Freestyle Program

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle. Download the sponsorship packet or contact Sarah Larson at 503-552-0692 or with questions.

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A special thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

market of choice color 

Platinum Sponsor
Wentworth SubaruCity

Gold Sponsors
Maletis Beverage

Silver Sponsors
The Mary & Brot Bishop Family
Bulldog Capital Partners
Downtown Development Group
Jim Fisher Volvo
North Highland
Precision Body & Paint
Ziba Design

Bronze Sponsors
(w)here Real Estate
Bruggere Family Foundation
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Geni and Kevin Director
The Mark & Ann Edlen Family
The Ehlen Family
Jim Flynn
Judi Inglis
MeyerPro, Inc.
Naturally Knotty Designs
New & Neville Real Estate Services
The Partners Group
Skanska USA Building
Timber Products Company

For event details and program information, please contact Sarah Larson at 503 552-0692 or

Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors

Avive Design
B&B Print Source
Dan Root Photography
Digital One
Eastside Distilling
Marie Foley
Tom Grissom
Maletis Beverage
Market of Choice
More Than Light, LLC
New Deal Vodka
Sam Naiman
Ian Stout