Community Outreach

Bridge City Paddling Club & Fans, 

We are happy to announce that we have raised over $365,000 for charity since we were founded in 2010!

Check out "About Bridge City Paddling Club" for information on previous years fund raising community service.

Our members also spend time volunteering for organizations like the Oregon Food Bank, Special Olympics Oregon, SMART, the Dougy Center, JOIN, Trauma Intervention Program, and the Children's Cancer Association...just to name a few. 

This doesn't include the dedicated hours put in by our team members who work day to day in the non-profit sector or with local and state government. Bridge City Paddling Club cares about the community!

Below are pics from Bridge City Paddling Club's community service projects. Take a look!  

1/2/2019 - Oregon Food Bank Volunteering - 
We packed 8,593 lbs of potatoes and mushrooms!

11/5/2017 - Bridge City Blood Drive - 34 pints of blood collected!

8/12/2017 - 8th Annual Dawn to Dusk Paddle for the 
Children's Cancer Association raised $26,155 and still counting! 

3/25/2017 - Collected food to refill the pantry at the American Legion Post 134.  We're happy to fill it back up with a stack nearly 4 feet high!

3/2/2017 - Volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank & packed
over 24,000 lbs. of pears & apples!

2/25/2017 - Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon 
We raised nearly $8,000. Thanks!

11/6/2016 - Bridge City Paddling Club Blood Drive. BCPC & friends donated 39 pints of blood...way to go, lifesavers!

9/24/2016 - Running the dunk tank at the Buckman Kerns Block Party, we raised another $550 for the CCA! EastBurn is also donating more funds from that evening...woohoo! Thank you!

BCPC's 12-hour Dawn to Dusk Paddle for the Children's Cancer Association took place on 9/17/16 in the all-day rain!
We raised $40,651 for CCA...thanks to everyone!

Thanks to Taplister, EastBurn, theXplodingboys & everyone that joined us at the Rye Beer Fest to support the Children's Cancer Association!
We raised $6,000 for CCA!
-  6/10/2016

We raised $10,829 for the
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon  - 2/27/2016


BCPC Blood Drive at the Portland Donor Center - 2/14/2016
We successfully donated 29 pints of blood...woohoo!

Volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank - 12/30/2015 - We packed 15,373 lbs of food, providing 12, 810 meals, and averaged 377 meals per volunteer!

Bridge City Blood Drive - 11/22/2015 - We successfully donated 29 pints of blood. Nice work!

Food Drive for Post 134. We collected non-perishable food and delivered to our local American Legion on 2 Saturdays in November.

Dawn to Dusk Paddle for the Children's Cancer Association - 8/8/2015 Thanks to our generous donors, we've raised over $45,000 for CCA!

Rye Beer Fest - June 12, 2015 - Kickoff for our Dawn to Dusk fundraising for CCA. Special thanks to EastBurn Eat Drink Play, The Children's Cancer Association, PDX Pipeline, PDX Beer Week, Curb, Taplister, Lompoc Beer, & all of the participating breweries.

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon - Saturday, February 28, 2015
We raised $12,698 for Special Olympics!

Polar Plunge 2015

      Bridge City Paddling Blood Drive -Saturday, February 7, 2015                      We successfully donated 33 pints! Thanks to OCHIN for hosting us!

Oregon Food Bank volunteering - December 2014 - We ended the year volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank - we packed over 36,000 lbs of food! 

Dawn to Dusk Paddle for CCA

On Saturday, August 2, we paddled a dragon boat around Ross Island in downtown Portland for 12 HOURS! That's right...from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise over $48,000 for the Children's Cancer Association!

Rye Beer Fest - we think our total will be about $2,200 for CCA! 6/13/2014 - A HUGE thank you to Taplister and EastBurn for their generosity in donating a portion of the proceeds from the Rye Beer Fest to our Dawn to Dusk Fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Association! 

            Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon - We raised $12,407! -  3/1/2014                   We also won for BIGGEST TEAM with 132 members and most funds raised in Portland!

Volunteering at the Oregon Mission of Mercy, providing free access to critical dental care - 11/27/2013

Bridge City Paddling Club members having a "donation party" at the Portland Red Cross - 10/19/2013

BCPC Paddlers and OCHIN employees at Habitat for Humanity - 10/4/2013

  Dawn to Dusk
A 12-hour paddle to benefit the Children's Cancer Association - 8/17/2013
Thanks to the generous support of our friends, family and paddling community,
we were able to raise over $43,000 for the CCA! We paddled 11.5 laps, about 70 miles.

Supporting our dragon boat friends, Team SOAR at the Relay for Life of Beaverton - 8/3/2013

Our booth at the Artful Giving Blanket Concert - July 27, 2013
We collected donations for the CCA for our Dawn to Dusk Paddle Event coming up in August.

"The Rio Tinto Alcan Sustainability award is given to the team that contributes the most to the sustainability of their community."
June 2013

Rye Beer Festival at EastBurn, presented by Taplister  - June 7, 2013
Proceeds from the Hopworks and 10 Barrel kegs were donated to our Dawn To Dusk Fundraiser for the CCA! And thanks to all the breweries that provided swag for the raffle too!

Bridge City Paddlers volunteered to introduce water sports to veterans - April 28, 2013
Adaptive kayak, rowing and dragon boating were available. What a fun day!

Boston Solidarity and Remembrance Run - April 17, 2013
BCPC paddled over to the East Bank Esplanade to show support and share in a moment of silence for the victims.

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics - February 9, 2013
Biggest team in Portland and raised $11,510!

Bridge City members taking time to donate blood & platelets at the Red Cross.

Trauma Intervention Program - Heroes with Heart Dinner - November 1, 2012
Thanks to everyone that donated wine. Amanda was able to drop off more than
50 bottles for their fundraiser.

Row for the Cure - September 30, 2012

Dawn to Dusk 12-hour benefit paddle for the Children's Cancer Association.
 August 11, 2012 - $28,400+ for CCA!!!

 Team Building with Girls Inc! August 2012

Volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank...even some of our littlest BCPC members!

BCPC members volunteered for the Children's Cancer Association Event -
Valentine's Day for CCA at Fox 12 Studios - February 2012

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon - February 11, 2012 - $7,500 & counting!

2011 - Special Olympics ($7695.00), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ($1,755.00), Mercy Corps’ Japan Earthquake Response Fund at the Pioneer Square Vigil ($3,916.00) and another fundraiser for the Mercy Corps Fund at Good Neighbor Pizzeria ($1,361.04), Relay for Life of Gresham ($540) and Dawn To Dusk Paddle for Children's Cancer Association ($7,718).

Row for the Cure - October 2, 2011 - raising funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Portland Triathlon - August 21, 2011 - Bridge City Paddling Club was the lead boat and primary lifeguard station. 

Dawn To Dusk Paddle for Children's Cancer Association - August 6, 2011 - Here's a few #'s: Paddled 12 hours. 11 laps. 60+ miles. $7,718 for CCA!
Relay For Life of Gresham - Raising funds for the American Cancer Society - July 2011

Volunteering at the Great Strides Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - May 2011

Big Climb - March 2011. We climbed 69 flights -1,311 steps in the Columbia Tower to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Polar Plunge - February 2011. Our biggest and best yet...BRRRidge City Polar Paddlers not only raised $7,695 for Special Olympics Oregon, but won for the biggest team in Portland with 50 team members!

Bridge City Paddlers raised funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation
on Oct. 2, 2010 in the Row For The Cure.

Bridge City attended Class For A Cure at ADAPT Training on Sept. 18 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

We participated in the Relay For Life of Gresham July 31 - Aug. 1 to benefit the American
Cancer Society. Some of our members completed full marathons in the process!

Bridge City took to the Willamette River on July 24 for our 12 hour Dawn to Dusk Paddle. We raised nearly $5,000 for Blue Planet Network.

Bridge City rocked out another Habitat Build Saturday, April 10. Nice work everyone!

We participated in the Big Climb (69 Flights) on March 21, raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Bridge City built on Sat, March 13 with Habitat for Humanity. Now THAT was fun!

We started our community service projects this year with the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon on January 30, 2010. Yes, that's COLD!!!

Proud of the fact that in 2009-2010 our Club accrued 1,745 VOLUNTEER HRS & $12,781.00 donations to charity!