DOERNBECHER FREESTYLE XIII SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 28, 2016
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.
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 nike.com and at select North America retail locations in November. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
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.
A special thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors:
Bulldog Capital Partners
Downtown Development Group
Jim Fisher Volvo
Precision Body & Paint
(w)here Real Estate
Bruggere Family Foundation
D.A. Davidson & Co.
Geni and Kevin Director
Naturally Knotty Designs
New & Neville Real Estate Services
Timber Products Company
For event details and program information, please contact Sarah Larson at 503 552-0692 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors
B&B Print Source
Dan Root Photography
Market of Choice
More Than Light, LLC
New Deal Vodka