Winter PrideFest Sponsorship
March 1st – 5th 2023
We believe that inclusivity is inherent in participation and activity in sport.
Winter PrideFest, the Pacific Northwest’s first LGBTQ+ ski weekend, is an all-inclusive event – we invite everyone, including friends, families, and youth to join us in celebration.
Our extensive marketing of the event through various Social Media outlets, including Instagram and targeted Facebook ads, has a reach of over 600,000 individuals and continues to expand.
Winter PrideFest has grown from 150 participants in its inaugural year in 2018 to approximately 1,200 in 2022, two-thirds of whom come from outside of Central Oregon, primarily Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. We are anticipating over 1,500 participants in 2023.
For 2023, in partnership with BendFilm, we are introducing OUT in Focus FilmFest, bringing several new queer films to be screened throughout the weekend, attracting an additional cohort of individuals to the weekend celebration.
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Bend has a growing and thriving LGBTQ+ community. Our vision in developing Winter PrideFest is to bring community together with local businesses and other organizations.
Bend is already recognized as one of the best outdoor towns in the nation. Winter PrideFest promotes and displays an inclusive sporting community and expands the local adventure and outdoor culture of Bend and Central Oregon.
Your participation in Winter PrideFest puts you at the epicenter of this unique and growing event. It’s a wonderful means for your brand or organization to show leadership through support and local engagement.
Let’s celebrate our diversity together, whether on the slopes of a mountain, or in our daily life.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
We are here to work with you to find a level of sponsorship that fits you and/or your organization best.
For example, consider sponsorship of a specific event of Winter PrideFest (more events to be announced soon!) or a specific film screening at the inaugural OUT in Focus FilmFest.
Or consider providing financial support for LGBTQ+ individuals who have “never-ever” skied or boarded to participate in Mt. Bachelor’s award-winning SKI OR RIDE IN 5SM learn-to-ski program.
Contact us to discuss sponsorship options:
Thank You WinterPrideFest 2022 Sponsors
About OUT Central Oregon
OUT Central Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in Bend, Oregon. We promote inclusivity and visibility for LGBTQ+ people by enabling and fostering community engagement. We work within the social, cultural, and economic landscape to develop events and activities to encourage community involvement by building partnerships with businesses, government, and other organizations to promote and support the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
Additional information about OUT Central Oregon and Winter PrideFest can be found at: http://www.outcentraloregon.com
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Weekend events include:
Welcoming Snocial: – Meet with old and new friends, grab a drink/dinner and pick-up your FREE Winter PrideFest Neck Tube at Gearfix. Join us at the Crosscut Warming Hut and Canteen where several business welcome WinterPridefest guests.
‘Wigs//an Icebreaker’ @Seventh Mountain Resort – ice skating with wigs!! A fun and silly way for participants to connect. This event is all ages – so bring your kiddos!