Sport Oregon Supports Playworks with Medford2Medford Virtual Run Event

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Over the summer, our friends at Sport Oregon hosted an event called Medford2Medford. This long-standing running event attracts runners to put their endurance to the test and help fundraise for nonprofits of their choosing. It went virtual this year! 3,000 miles later and with the help of many generous supporters, Playworks PACNW received a check for a portion of the total proceeds.

We love to partner with like-minded organizations, like Sport Oregon, helping to ensure more kids have access to sport all around the state. We are very grateful for their generous support and partnership. The picture is of the check presentation with Asia Wisecarver,  Playworks PACNW Executive Director and Jim Etzel, Sport Oregon CEO.

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