[ Additional event information will be posted periodically. ]
The Central Oregon Shrine Club sponsors and participates in a number of events throughout the year. The main events are described below. Keep an eye on this page and our calendar for additional details and events as they become available.
Growers Appreciation | August 11, 2018
Join us as we honor the farmers and growers in our region that give so much in the way of food for the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland, during our annual Food Drive in October. This year we will be inviting them to the Shriners Run For A Child on August 11, 2018 at Riverbend Park in the Old Mill District in Bend to be recognized for everything they do. These growers provide a sizable amount of food that the Hospital uses year-long.
Oregon East West Football Game | August 4, 2018
Once a year, Oregon’s best and brightest Senior football players from the 1A to 4A high schools meet in Baker City to participate in an all-star football game that is SO much more than a game. These healthy players are playing for the children who are patients of Shriners Hospital for Children.
The players learn why they play in this important game, when they visit Portland Shriners Hospital for Children and meet the children for whom they are playing. This meeting with the children forms bonds between the players and the patients. The players learn how important their contribution is to these children through interaction and play, leaving the players with a new understanding of their mission. The players participate with a common goal and, although they play on two different teams, they are united in their purpose and are only opponents on the field.
All net proceeds go to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland.
Annual Food Caravan | October 20, 2018
This event began several years ago where the Shriners collect and give food to help the Hospital provide good nourishing meals. Each year the Club donates over $10,000 worth of food, from the support of our Club members and the local farmers in the Culver/Kimberly areas. Clubs from Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon all meet the at the Shrine Temple in Wilsonville with their loads and they are then delivered to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland. If you would like to donate food, please contact 541-408-6586.
Donkey Basketball Game | November 17, 2018
Deschutes County Sheriffs Office vs Crook County Sheriffs Office
Proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Shrine Club.
Join us at the Redmond High School on November 17th at 2pm for a great family afternoon of Donkey Basketball,with REAL donkeys! Tickets are available at the door, adults $8.00, children 12 & under $5.00. 100% of ticket receipts sold at the door go to our club. Concessions available at the game.
Bend Christmas Parade | December 1, 2018
Join us Saturday, December 1st at noon for the 2018 Bend Christmas Parade!
Shriners are well known for their small go-carts and the familiar hats they wear, called a Fez.. COSC has a company of go-carts that we ride in various parades throughout Central Oregon, including Madras, Prineville and La Pine. The children especially enjoy watching the carts and their maneuvers. This year, for Christmas, we’ll have a float in the Bend Christmas Parade.