• Organization seeks airline miles: Oregon Adaptive Sports is seeking donated airline miles to help some of its instructors attend the Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colo., in early December for a week of lessons and clinics in adaptive skiing. The event, hosted by Disabled Sports USA, is an annual winter sports festival for individuals with disabilities.
The Bend-based OAS is asking for the donation of unused airline miles to help send instructors to the event.
To donate airline miles, call Christine Brousseau at 541-306-4774. For more information about OAS, go to oregonadaptivesports.org.
• Roughriders drop first match: The Bend Rugby Club began the 2012-13 Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union season on Saturday with a rare loss at the Division III level, falling 32-20 at Salem Rugby Club. Mike Hunter scored a try, two conversions and two penalty kicks for the Roughriders, and Clint Vogelsang added a try.
The Roughriders are idle until Oct. 6, when they have an away match against the Corvallis Rugby Club.
The Bend Rugby Club welcomes new players. No rugby experience is necessary. Practices are staged on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Skyline Sports Complex in Bend. For more information, go to bendrugby.com.
• Volunteers sought for event: The Leadman Triathlon is in need of volunteers this Thursday through Sunday to help stage the race, which is scheduled for Saturday in Central Oregon. Leadman participants will race either 250 kilometers or 125 kilometers, starting with a swim in Cultus Lake, followed by a road bike leg that circles Mount Bachelor and a run leg through Tetherow Golf Club that finishes in Bend’s Old Mill District. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, such as providing directions for athletes, handing out water at aid stations on the course, and setting up the transition areas and finish line.
Prospective volunteers should email Renee Mansour at email@example.com for more information.
—Bulletin staff reports