Cascade Relays Foundation

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The Cascade Relays Foundation supports local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations in the communities our events travel through.  Cascade Relays has directly donated over $300,000 to local nonprofits and community groups since its founding in 2008.  In 2017, The Cascade Relays Foundation granted $63,000 to partnering charities.

Scott and Carrie Douglass, co-founders of Cascade Relays, announced the formation of the Cascade Relays Foundation in November 2016. The Foundation allows Cascade Relays to continue supporting nonprofits in the communities along its Cascade Lakes Relays, Bend Beer Chase, Spokane to Sandpoint Relay,  Centennial Beer Chase and San Diego Beer Chase course routes.  Cascade Relays also provides pro-bono support and free equipment for several local fundraising races throughout the year, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend Thanksgiving Run/Walk and The Ronald McDonald House Striped Sock Walk. 

Cascade Relays has a long standing history of supporting a long list of charity groups through the Hire-A-Volunteer program.

2017 Central Oregon Grant Recipients include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Bend
  • CAN Cancer
  • East Cascades Back Country Horsemen of Oregon
  • Hawk Hoops Sports
  • La Pine High School NJROTC
  • La Pine Lions Club
  • La Pine Parks and Recreation District
  • Gilchrist High School Athletics
  • Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
  • Living Water Church of La Pine
  • Bend High School Archery Team
  • Community Shower Truck
  • La Pine YaYa Sisterhood
  • North Lake High School Athletics
  • North Lake Stage Rats
  • Pleasant Ridge Community Hall Association
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon
  • La Pine Veterans Group (VFW/VVA)
  • Silver Lake Community Center

2017 Washington/Idaho Charity Partners include:

  • Angels over Sandpoint
  • Hoo Doo Hustlers 4H
  • Beaver Creek Kritters 4H
  • Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society
  • Spokane Valley Young Life
  • Spokanimal
  • Spring of Hope International
  • Timberlake High School Athletics
  • Priest River High School Athletics
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • Edgemere Grange #355

“We are able to use our strong brand and sporting events to raise funds and awareness for smaller charities who make a big difference in the lives of residents, especially in smaller communities. Our events are unique and well supported because of the local involvement from nonprofits and community groups, and we enjoy giving back to the communities who open their doors to our runners and walkers.”

– Scott Douglass, co-owner of Cascade Relays

“Cascade Relays has been one of La Pine Parks and Recreation’s biggest supporters. In the five years we’ve been working with Cascade Relays, they have contributed over $19,000 to our youth and adult programs. Many people have been able to take advantage of our programs because of the scholarship opportunities Cascade Relays provides. We can’t thank them enough!”  

-Bo Deforest, Assistant Director at La Pine Parks and Recreation

Cascade Relays is accepting Official Charity/Grant Group applications for all four events. Those interested in becoming a charity partner for 2018,  should visit read more on our Community Organization & Charities Pages: 

Cascade Lakes Relay

Bend Beer Chase

Centennial Beer Chase

San Diego Beer Chase