Monthly Archives: June 2014

Run TrackTown Youth League Track Meet


I’m excited to notify you about the upcoming Run TrackTown Youth League All-Comers Track Meet in Bend, a free meet on June 27 for boys and girls in third through eighth grade!  The Bend regional meet will be held on June 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Bend High School.

We are hoping that you can help us spread the word to students and parents in your community.  Please reply if you are able to do so and please let us know if there is a track and field contact at your school who we can reach out to as well.

Below  is a copy of our digital postcard, which can be sent to students, parents, teachers and other members of the community, and shared on websites and social media.  We have hard copies as well, and I would be happy to mail them to you if they can be distributed to students or if there is a bulletin board to hang the poster.  Additional details on the Run TrackTown Youth League are provided below.

Run TrackTown Youth League

Created by TrackTown USA and the Oregon Sports Authority, the inaugural season of the Run TrackTown Youth League is a series of free all-comer track meets to be held this summer around the state of Oregon.  The top three finishers in each event will advance to the championship meet, which will be held during the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on July 26th. Events will be held for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 (2013-14 school year).  Events to be contested are the 100m, 400m, 1,500m, long lump and turbojav.

Our goal is to have as many participants as possible and to get kids active and engaged in track and field.  No prior track experience is needed to participate in the series – athletes of all abilities are welcome!

More information about the Run TrackTown Youth League and a link to register for the regional meets can be found on our website:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you!

Devin Jones

Oregon Sports Authority



Collecting Used Jeans for

Former Lava Ridge student Sage Hassell is collecting used jeans to make shoes for children suffering from jiggers throughout the world.  Jiggers are parasites typically contracted from contaminated soil, especially by people going barefoot or without good shoes.  Jiggers can cause long-term health problems, including amputation.  Sage is working with the organization to gather used jeans, cut out the top part of the shoe using a pattern and send them to Africa, where the shoes are manufactured by women earning a fair wage.  St. Francis School was recently able to send 100 shoe pieces to help eliminate this serious problem.  Please bring used jeans in to Lava Ridge over the next couple of weeks.  The donation box is in front of Mr. Lindsay’s office.  For more information and a more complete list of items needed to fight jiggers, please visit