Categories for Southern Oregon

Inaugural Play It Forward Grant, Awards Celebrate Getting Kids Active

Oregon Sports Awards is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Play It Forward Award and Fund, sponsored by Nike and Providence Health & Service. Nike and Providence are committed to helping kids be physically active as an integral part of building healthier communities, and are partnering to recognize and award outstanding efforts to get kids moving in Oregon. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer kids have the opportunity today to…

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American Windsurfing Tour to hold stop in Oregon

The third annual Pistol River Wave Bash will hit the water June 14-17, 2012 in Gold Beach on the southern Oregon coast. Over 75 professional and amateur windsurfers will be competing against one another in six divisions (pro, amateur, women, youth, masters and grand masters) in which they are scored on both wave riding and jumping tricks. Last year’s event included pro-athletes from England, Morocco and Brazil, and with this…

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UO Athletics to host Matthew Knight Arena open houses

The University of Oregon’s Athletics Department will host open houses for the new Matthew Knight Arena at locations throughout the state during the month of November. The open houses will feature a hands on tour of the arena display center, where potential seat-holders can view the interactive displays, video fly-throughs and dimensional floor plans, sit in the arena seats and view a presentation with videos and illustrations of the arena…

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Velodrome bill gains traction

A bill that calls for the construction of two, and now possibly three velodromes, won unanimous support Thursday from a Senate committee. Velodromes are oval, highly banked bicycle tracks used for competitive cycling and training. The Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources voted 4-0, with Sen. Alan Bates, D-Ashland, not present, to recommend the passage of Senate Bill 926.  — Excerpt from the Statesman Journal, March 30, 2007

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A golden opportunity for Oregon cycling

Oregon has a golden opportunity to build two new velodromes, to further solidify our reputation as the premier state for cycling participation in the country, and to build lasting links between our elected officials and the one love we all share; bicycles. All that’s missing is your voice encouraging legislators in Salem to support the Velodrome Bill. This is about much more than track racing. Two new velodromes in Oregon…

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Atkinson wants to build velodromes in Medford, Portland

A Jackson County state senator who used to be a semi-professional bicycle racer has introduced legislation to build two velodromes, one in Southern Oregon and another in Portland.  Sen. Jason Atkinson, R-Central Point, has lined up several co-sponsors, including Democratic Majority Leader Kate Brown, D-Portland.  And he has drawn enthusiastic support from the bicycling community. The bill would appropriate some $3.5 million from lottery funds allocated for state parks. But…

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eUpdate: New Website, Sportlandia and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to officially unveil our entirely new website, featuring the state’s most comprehensive calendar of sports events, the latest sports news and developments from all regions of Oregon, and a directory of links to more than 1,400 sports organizations. View the entire e-newsletter by clicking on the link below.

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