New paralympics club — The Bend-based Oregon Adaptive Sports is teaming up with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, to create Paralympic Sport Central Oregon.

The community-based sports club is designed to involve youths and adults, including active-duty service members and veterans, with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity regardless of skill level. Programs and activities will be run by Oregon Adaptive Sports and based around Bend.

For more information about Oregon Adaptive Sports, which has been offering winter recreation opportunities to those with disabilities for 16 years, go to For more information about U.S. Paralympics, go to


Youth ski camp on tap — The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation will be staging the Stevenson Youth Program Nordic Ski Camp this Wednesday through Friday at Mt. Bachelor ski area.

The camp is for youths ages 7 to 11, and the cost is $75 for nonmembers of MBSEF programs. That fee can be applied to the enrollment fee for skiers who decide to join the Stevenson Youth Program, which is designed to an appreciation of cross-country skiing and a love of the outdoors. The program starts Jan. 9 and concludes March 10. Enrollment is still available for MBSEF nonmembers.

For camp and Stevenson Youth Program enrollment, call 541-388-0002 or email


Local earns honor — Jonathan Goddard, a High Desert chapter Special Olympics participant, has been named a Pride in Performance Award-winner by Special Olympics Oregon. The award, which was created in 2004, is given to four outstanding Special Olympics Oregon athletes and four outstanding volunteers each year. A committee chooses award winners after a nomination process.

Goddard, 27 and of Bend, received the award at the Special Olympics Oregon regional aquatic meet staged in October in Gresham. Goddard won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the meet. In addition to swimming for the High Desert chapter, Goddard participates in golf and basketball.

—Bulletin staff reports