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$20 for 20 Campaign to celebrate 20 years of keeping kids safe, healthy, and active in Central Oregon!

Join us in protecting Central Oregon youth. YOUR gift of just $20 a month provides medical services and protective helmets to local kids. Sign up and start giving today!

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Our programs are possible only with the support of generous community members, like YOU. Every dollar makes a difference for kids in Central Oregon, and no gift is too small. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your donations are tax deductible. 100% of your gift will directly support our programs. Thank you.

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OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE OUR LIFE BLOOD. Their ongoing, sustaining support makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission to protect kids in our community. Thank you to all of our partners for their generosity and commitment to helping us keep kids safe in sports. If you would like to find out how to become a sustaining partner, please contact Sonja Donohue [email protected] or (541) 322-2399.


Join Our Team

Are you looking for a place where you can develop your skills as an athletic trainer? Are you looking for a team that will promote ongoing learning, and support your passion in athletic training? Are you looking for a community surrounded by natural beauty, full of unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities, and FUN? If so, then The Center Foundation is the place for you! The Center Foundation’s athletic trainers work in eight high schools across Central Oregon, including Bend, La Pine, Sisters, Madras, Prineville, and Culver.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Certified Athletic Trainer – we have two open positions starting in August 2021. One is full-time year-round and the other is 30-hours per week during the school year only.
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Position Description

  • Internal Applicants – To be eligible to apply, you must have worked in your current position for a minimum of 9 months (time spent in a temporary capacity does not count toward the 9 month minimum).
  • External Applicants – If you do not currently work for The Center or Cascade SurgiCenter, please send your resume to [email protected] and put the job you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

With another high school opening in Bend in 2021, we expect continued growth. If you would like to learn about current employment opportunities, contact Stuart Schmidt, Athletic Trainer Supervisor for The Center Foundation

Board Service

The Center Foundation Board of Directors is a dedicated group of community leaders and medical professionals. We seek individuals from across Central Oregon who embrace the foundation’s mission to keep kids healthy and safe in an active lifestyle. If you are interested in learning more about serving on The Center Foundation Board of Directors, please contact Sonja Donohue, Executive Director for The Center Foundation


As our services and reach in Central Oregon grows, so does our need for volunteers. If you would like to find out more about our volunteer opportunities, click the button below and fill out our contact form. One of our team members will get back with you shortly.

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“On the 17th of April my daughter was injured at the Bend High track meet. She and I were both so thankful that Andrew was at the meet. Both he and another doctor from The Center, Dr. Nelson, quickly looked at her injured thumb and suggested we go get x-rays before taping and icing her injury. The next day when we followed up at The Center with a broken thumb, not only did she meet with a new doctor but both Andrew and the first doctor came into the room to check up on her. She and I both feel lucky to live in a community that provides such caring individuals to our young athletes.”

—Parent of youth athlete