EDCO AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TEAM UP FOR THIRD ANNUAL
CIVIL WAR RALLY & AUCTION NOVEMBER 9TH AT THE RIVERHOUSE
TO BENEFIT ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN CENTRAL OREGON
Early Bird Tickets Available Now Thru Oct. 1
BEND, OR (September 14, 2017) – Just two weeks before the Ducks and Beavers face off in Eugene, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) will team up again to host the Third Annual Civil War Rally & Auction at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. On Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 5-9 pm, the rally will bring business leaders, parents, community members, and alumni together in friendly rivalry to support BGCB’s youth development programs as well as Central Oregon’s long-term economic health and prosperity.
Early bird tickets and tables are on sale now at a discounted price until October 1, 2017. After October 1, prices will rise to their normal rate, so don’t miss this opportunity! Civil War Rally is a night of fun, friendly rivalry and free child care, sure to bring together even the staunchest of opponents.
“This event, now in its third year, has been a wonderful addition to the community by bringing together EDCO and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, raising $186,000 last year for economic prosperity in our region,” said Roger Lee, CEO of EDCO. “This year’s event is sure to continue to raise the bar for a great cause.”
The partnership is a natural one for these two like-minded organizations. Both non-profits believe that successful economic development begins with healthy families and kids. Together, they form a strong partnership that fulfills the promise of a thriving community. Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend’s youth development programs ensure that the economic opportunities EDCO creates today will be met by the emerging workforce of tomorrow.
“We are excited to be entering into our 3rd year with the Civil War Rally,” said Amanda Gow, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend. “This event is critical to the success of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend and helps keep our programs thriving. Without our local supporters we wouldn’t be able to offer our services and support to the families and young people who need us. We are thrilled to be partnering with EDCO and look forward to seeing everyone on November 9th!”
The Civil War Rally isn’t your ordinary auction. The Riverhouse on the Deschutes will be transformed into a stadium, complete with the energy and excitement of the Civil War football game. Event highlights include:
- More than 150 silent and live auction items
- Gourmet tailgating menu and beverages
- Kid’s Rally, including free entertainment and on-site childcare
- On field announcers featuring Lonnie & Meg from 1077 The Beat and Shanan Kelly of the Night Light Show
- Mobile bidding, allowing attendees to track bids and set max bids from their mobile devices, will be available prior to the big night
- Referee auctioneer
The Civil War Rally & Auction will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 5-9 pm at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend. For more information, visit www.civilwarrally.com. To purchase tickets, click here.
About the Partnership
Successful economic development creates a strong base of middle-class jobs and a diverse, stable economy. It also begins with healthy families and kids who have the support they need to secure careers and pursue their education. Together, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) form a natural partnership that fulfills this promise of a thriving community.
The BGCB provides parents with quality, affordable youth development programs after school and all summer long so they can go to work confident their kids are in a safe positive and caring environment where they can learn and grow. Boys & Girls Clubs’ academic success and career readiness programs are preparing the next generation for higher education as well as the nation’s workforce. It is a long-term investment and one that ensures the economic opportunities EDCO creates today will be met by the emerging workforce of tomorrow.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) seeks to enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. At their two locations, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend offers youth ages 5-18 life-changing programs, focusing on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Character & Citizenship. For more information, visit www.bgcbend.org.
About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon by: recruiting new employers to move to the region; helping entrepreneurs start new, scalable businesses; and working with businesses that are already here to grow their operations. For more information, visit www.edcoinfo.com.
For Press Inquiries:
Director of Marketing and Communications, EDCO
Marketing & Stewardship Director, Boys & Girls Club of Bend