Doernbecher Freestyle: Designing for Kicks - Design Week Portland
The Doernbecher Freestyle program to be included in Design Week Portland!
Join us on Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Ziba Design auditorium for Doernbecher Freestyle: Designing for Kicks, a panel discussion that will reunite Doernbecher designers with their Nike shoe and apparel design teams to talk about how they worked together toward a common goal: helping kids.
More information and tickets available here.
DOERNBECHER FREESTYLE XIV - SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for Doernbecher Freestyle XIV on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Portland Art Museum!
Learn about the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Designers
Six patients from across Oregon have designed Nike footwear and apparel to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital which were revealed on October 27, 2016. The Doernbecher Freestyle program honors the strength, spirit, and creativity of these young patients. Now in its 14th year, the program has raised nearly $17 million to advance the cause of children's health. Meet this year's designers, and find out what makes them unstoppable. Read about Damien, Corwin, Chehayla, Braylin, Chase and Andy and see their designs on news.nike.com.
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 14th year, this extraordinary program has raised nearly $17 million for the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.
The 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle collection will be available beginning December 17 on nike.com, SNKRS, at select Nike and partner retail locations throughout the U.S. (including Shoe Palace, Villa and Elite Mr. Alan's), with 100% of proceeds from the sales of the collection benefiting OHSU Doernbecher.
A special thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors:
The Mary & Brot Bishop Family
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
The Mark & Ann Edlen Family
The Ehlen Family
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors
B&B Print Source
Dan Root Photography
Koerner Camera Systems
Market of Choice
More Than Light, LLC
New Deal Vodka