Doernbecher Freestyle

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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 twelfth 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.

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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2015 Freestyle Collection

Download the media guide of the 2015 collection, revealed on October 23, 2015.

See additional photos of the collection at

A special thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsor
Wentworth SubaruCity

Gold Sponsors
Maletis Beverage

Silver Sponsors
Jim Fisher Volvo
Precision Body & Paint
Ziba Design

Bronze Sponsors
Bruggere Family Foundation
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Geni and Kevin Director
Ehlen Family
Jim Flynn
Naturally Knotty Designs
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
Lynn Bousquet
Jimmy Chung
Dan Root Photography
Digital One
Connor Doherty
Marie Foley
Tom Grissom
Larry Johnson
Laura Kringen
Bill Limbocker
Maletis Beverage
Market of Choice
More Than Light, LLC
Sam Naiman
Robert Parrish
Stuart Pollock
Pro Photo Supply
Allison Schmid
Jeff T. Smith
Ian Stout
Jonah Sutherland

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