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I Support The Oregon Tuna Classic Reelin' in Hunger with Tuna and money raised going to the Oregon Food Bank, Z-Man Foundation, Alpenrose Velodrome; I am a Portland Bicycle Attorney and proud continued contributing sponsor of OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association), and main cash sponsor of the bicycleattorney.com/racing team, contributing partner of the Monday Nights Bike Race Series at Portland International Raceway - racing starts mid April - check out their schedule and pics from last year. Proud to be affiliated with Andy DiBrino Pro Motorcycle Racing - follow Andy's racing reports on his blog.
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Andy DiBrino is riding with my OregonMotorcycleAttorney.com logo sponsorship. Andy raced his EDR Performance Yamaha Superstock 600 in the 2017 MotoAmerica Series as well as racing in Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) Series at Portland International Raceway where he won the title series. In 2018 Andy set a new PIR track record and again podiumed at MotoAmerica on his EDR Performance stock 1000. You can also find Andy racing just about any kind of bike, (including bicycles) Flat track, motorcross. And watch out for him racing for the National Super Hooligan Championship (winning the RSD Super Hooligan National Title 2017,, and again in 2018, coming off an injury at the 2018 finale and chasing the national title for a third year in a row on his new custom built KTM Duke 790 (he finished 2nd overall in t he series, behind the legendary Joe Kopp). I was pleased to be a title sponsor for two of Andy's film projects, he did the first in 2017 and that was in the Portland Motorcycle Film Festival, titled, "Two Wheels One Love," and the second movie, OregonMotorcycleAttorney.com and Latus Motors Harley Davidson joined to be title sponsors following Andy at the 2018 Super Hooligan 2 day Finale in Costa Mesa. Coming into 2020 Andy and EDR Performance are switching to a new road racing bike - Kawasaki ZX-10R for stock 1000 racing. Should be amazing to see what they come out with, and fast!
Oregon Tuna Classic 2019
We've just about doubled our donations each year," said Del Stephens, OTC chairman. "This will put us a little over 10,000 pounds;last year we raised $46,000 and 13,000 pounds (in three events). If we'reable to hold even one of the other two (weather dependent; Aug. 15 in Charleston and Aug. 29 in Garibaldi), we'll go higher again.
History of the Oregon Tuna Classic, and Mission to "Reel in hunger"
Today, The Oregon Tuna Classic is a well-established charitable tournament on the West Coast. Since 2005, 120,000 pounds of tuna and $148,000 dollars have been donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The OTC's donations have helped the Oregon Food Bank purchase six pounds of food for every dollar donated, equivalent to a contribution weight of over 888,000 pounds.
In 2010, Bill Monroe of The Oregonian wrote an article about the event while riding along on my boat:
August 6, 2010
[...] We were team No. 57 in Saturday's field and ended the day with 57 tuna, sixth in the event. The Classic weighs each boat's top five fish. Nearly 6,000 pounds of tuna and thousands of dollars were donated to local food banks from the Ilwaco tournament as the Oregon Tuna Classic heads for its third leg Saturday at Charleston.
Track the summer's uniquely Northwest event online at oregontunaclassic.org.
Colbach, circumspect about his team's results, has never been rabidly competitive, opting instead for simply participating and donating to the cause.
"That's the beauty of this thing," he said. "You can catch five fish and win or 57 and lose ... but still everyone wins." [...]
I donated a couple of fishing trips and raised a few thousand dollars for the Z-Man foundation. Mark was an excellent guy who met a tragic death.