On Purpose Adventures is offering an opportunity to team up with your favorite mini and get your three legged race competition on! Your $25 entry fee goes towards the research of curing children’s cancer and every team that signs up equals one hour of research paid towards the cure. Rather than writing that guilt check for yet another cause, get out and have some fun!
I was 100% a grandpa’s girl. Growing up in their house, Gramm provided the basics for me, but Grandpa was my world. I tagged along on all his adventures; I was even allowed to go to the Pelton Dam with him on some work days, some project days, and some fishing days. His career started with building that massive wall that blocked the Deschutes River and spanned for over 30 years maintaining that structure. That place was a second home and his co-workers were our family.
Every year we had the “company picnic” with amazing food, a perfect view overlooking the Cove Palisades and the best games. My stoic grandfather would transform while running with a giant egg on an impossibly small spoon down to me with that classic O face and big, round joyful eyes. He would tie our legs tight together and then cheat by half dragging me down the race field as all of my adopted “great uncles“ would boo and laugh at my grandfather when we would tumble across the finish line in giggles. In my memory, everyone was in good spirits, the sky was always blue, the grass had that fresh cut smell and the BBQ smoke made your stomach rumble with anticipation.
I cherish those memories, especially since he died too many years ago. When I saw that the Chase Challenge would be full of outdoor games, I was excited and hopeful that the next generation would have the opportunity to log some quality time with their significant others.
I can’t recall a single ‘ahh that was great moment’ that involved sitting on my bootie inside the house and too many children are doing just that in front of a video game or computer. This event will give you the opportunity to provide your younger ones with something they will hopefully hold dear to them. So all of you unplug, go get some exercise and enjoy our amazing spring that is bound to be in bloom by April 19th! All for a good cause!
By Contributing Writer Tatiana Fisher