Gorge Gauntlet Earns $27,315 for Level the Playing Field Project
On August 8, 2016 more that 30 local students from The Dalles, Hood River
and Dufur schools came to compete at the Gorge Gauntlet at The Dalles
High School, Amaton Field. Each athlete battled head-to-head with peers
in activities designed to showcase strength, agility and endurance gained
during the MCMC Summer Strength Training Camps. Camps were offered to
high school and middle students across the Gorge FREE of charge, facilitated
by MCMC Athletic Trainers & Sports Medicine Team.
Title event sponsor Mark Cullen, MD of MCMC Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
Clinic was there to cheer on athletes competing to be named “Master
of the Gauntlet”. Other event sponsors include Indian Creek Family
Eye Care, Nelson Tire Factory, Nordisk Systems, Inc. and Dean Dollarhide,
State Farm Agent.
5K Fun Run Nets $4,800 for Level the Playing Field Project
Dashers from all around the Gorge came out for The Color Dash, the first
5K of it’s kind to take place in The Dalles, Oregon. People of all
ages, shapes and sizes came from 71 different zip codes to join in the
fun. Runners, or “Dashers” as we like to call them were showered
with a colorful cornstarch mixture as they passed each of the five color
stations along the nearly three mile loop. The grand finale was a dusting
of the entire group, not a man, woman, child or dog left without gaining
a little brightness!
Thank you to the 40+ volunteers, 1000 dashers and our vendors for helping
bring in nearly $10,000 which was split between event partners, The Dalles
Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation. The money
raised for the Health Foundation will be put to use right away on the
Level the Playing Field project which aims to bring upgrades and new Power-Lift
equipment to The Dalles High School weight room for all district staff
Color the Gorge 5k took place May 14, 2016 bringing an additional 300+
runner to support the cause.
Level the Playing Field Spaghetti Feed
February 18, 2015 we hosted a spaghetti feed at The Dalles High School.
Proceeds from that event will benefit the Level the Playing Field project.
300 or more plates of spaghetti were served and nearly 100 students volunteered
at the event. Thank you to those of you who purchased tickets, and came
out to show your support!
Donations to the Level the Playing Field project are currently being accepted.
Those interested in making a pledge should contact our office at 541-296-7275 or email