Q: How do WenatcheeOutdoors & OkanoganOutdoors survive?
A: Through grants, sponsors, and individuals supporting one or more of our goals to:
- Help locals live active, physical lives and to connect with others of like mind.
- Help locals improve their lifestyle through enjoyment of the outdoors.
- Help outdoor enthusiasts protect and conserve what makes this region so special.
- Help visitors enjoy, take care of, and want to return to our region.
- Help diversify our economic development so that companies with outdoor interests or employees with outdoor interests can thrive here.
Q: How do you become a major sponsor? What are the benefits?
A: Any organization or individual can become a major sponsor by making a donation over $1000. The benefits are numerous and include logo placement on our home page; use of our videos, slideshows, articles, guidebook indexes; and with further possibility of developing features that augment your goals. Please call us (509-663-7027) to discuss details and possibilities of how WenatcheeOutdoors and Okanogan Outdoors can create the best partnership for you.
Q: Who are some of your current granting agencies and major sponsors?
A: Sponsors and granting agencies that support us financially include:
- Alcoa Foundation
- Biosports Physical Therapy
- Cascade Subaru
- Central Washington Hospital
- Chelan-Douglas Health District
- Complete the Loop Coalition
- CWH Family Physicians
- Icicle Fund
- Mission Ridge
- Northwest Mountain School
- Stifel Nicolaus
- Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
Outdoor adventures and Subarus – the two go together like skiing and P-tex bases, rock climbing and ropes, hiking and Vibram soles.... Head up to Mission Ridge or Stevens Pass on a powder day and two-thirds of the skiers arriving for first turns came in Subarus. Head to the Snow Creek or Colchuck Lake trailheads and half of the parked cars are Subbies. Outdoor types recognize that Subarus are the cars that get you out there and back reliably, comfortably, safely, stylishly, and affordably. What else should you know? 1) Almost everyone who owns one becomes a repeat offender 2) You can sleep comfortably in the back of an Outback – it’s not only a car, it’s a motel before early starts or after late returns.
MISSION RIDGE SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT
Those who stereotype Washington skiing as swampy, haven’t skied Mission Ridge. Lying 40 miles east of the Pacific Crest and with the highest base area in the state, Mission’s snow is more Coloradoan than Cascadian. Colorado without the cost and crowds. With Wenatchee 12 miles away and with as much skiable terrain as Stevens Pass, Mission has a hardcore local following. And yet, with full quiver of hotels and services, it’s also a getaway for West Siders and East Siders in the know. Telling people about snow quality, low crowds, or the amount of terrain, however, is tricky. People really don’t believe all this until they ski it.
The Northwest Mountain School (NMS) is owned and run by IFMGA certified guides John and Olivia Race. NMS moved from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2000 because the Races know Central Washington rocks. They consider it one of the country’s best outdoor centers. NMS operates internationally but the bulk of its programming is local and focuses on the national-caliber climbing, ski mountaineering, and exploration around Leavenworth and throughout the North Cascades. As a business NMS aspires to: support local non-profits with one percent of their gross receipts, protect our mountain resources for future generations, and give mountain enthusiasts the necessary skills to travel self-sufficiently in the mountains.
The mission of this funding source headquartered in Leavenworth is to: support the environment, the arts and history in the Wenatchee River watershed and neighboring landscapes, through innovative collaboration. The fund’s five partner organizations are the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, Icicle Creek Music Center, and Barn Beach Reserve, but they generously support many other local efforts (like our website) aimed at conserving our regional natural resources and enhancing our regional cultural resources.
WENATCHEE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
WVMC is an ardent supporter of many local programs designed to enhance public health. The Medical Center also supports many efforts that improve or protect local cultural, educational, or environmental resources. The Medical Center finds WenatcheeOutdoors consistent with these priorities. Furthermore it is frequently difficult to recruit medical personnel to smaller population centers like our own. WenatcheeOutdoors, with its rich content and beautiful photos, has proved to be valuable recruitment tool in getting potential employees excited about moving to the area. Consequently, WVMC has become an important financial supporter of our website.
Stifel Nicolaus is known for its experienced team, premier client
service, investment alternatives, and nationally recognized research. As
the world becomes increasingly complex, having someone provide trusted
financial advice is crucial. Stifel Nicolaus would like to be that
'someone' for you. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, member SIPC &
NYSE, One Fifth Street, Suite 300, Wenatchee, WA 98801, 509-663-8604).
CENTRAL WASHINGTON HOSPITAL (CWH)
The website’s aforementioned value in improving public health, protecting the natural resources that impact our lifestyle, and its value in recruiting new employees also apply to the Central Washington Hospital. They, too, support the website financially for these same reasons.
BIOSPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY
Many of our local outdoor enthusiasts have been or are Biosports patients, including those of us affiliated with this
website. The reason is simple: What the outdoor breaks, Biosports
fixes. Biosports' literature is a bit more cerebral and states, “Biosports is a physical therapy clinic staffed with clinicians trained in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. Our team is professional, skilled, and knowledgeable. We’re proactive about rehabilitation and our extensive knowledge of functional biomechanics makes us effective and efficient in treating all types of pain and dysfunction. We’ll treat the cause and symptoms of your injuries, normalize your movements, speed your healing, and prevent the reoccurrence of your pain.”
CWH FAMILY PHYSICIANS
Family physicians are among the most widely trained and most affordable doctors available. That's why they're the chosen ones for handling the vast majority of a family's medical needs. In instances when specialty needs are recommended, family physicians are also the professionals making the referrals. Central Washington Hospital Family Physicians is a practice of four doctors (Peter Bauer, Michael Fadich, Steven Aguilu, and David Kolde) and one nurse practitioner (Kristen Doerr) who 'get' the outdoors because they partake in our regional outdoor activities and our adventure sports. Some of us affiliated with this website rely on this practice and we can attest that these folks understand our outdoor passion and do everything in their power to help us maintain good health (i.e., prevent problems), recover from illness, or fix those body parts that our sports damage.
TIDD TAX & ACCOUNTING LLC
Paying taxes is nowhere near as painful as preparing your tax return – this is easily one of the most unbearable forms of human torture ever devised. Fortunately, WenatcheeOutdoors has a former board members, Steve Tidd, to help us. Steve ‘gets’ pain. He’s a competitive trail runner who, for his age group, is always a top finisher in regional races. Which means he’s a glutton for pain. We’re sure glad he is and we hope other outdoor types who can endure a 20-mile hike or a blizzard full-on in the face but who can't face preparing their tax return will turn to Steve and his wife, Tina, to get through this odious annual torture. Of course these two provide many other accounting services as well.
This is the non-profit organization that created the east side of the Loop Trail and has spearheaded the campaign to build the Rocky Reach Trail. WenatcheeOutdoors started with funding they provided so we could promote use of, interest in, and awareness of trails. The site has grown beyond this focus, but trails are still a big emphasis.