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Scott Shively Memorial Golf Tournament

For 2017 the 4th annual Scott Shively Memorial Golf Tournament will be supporting The WAVE Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness about the problems of sexual assault and domestic violence.

This 4th annual tournament honors Scott, who as a college International Relations/Social Justice major lived his life with purpose and integrity and took action as a bystander when he saw the call to need. His adult life was cut short, but we want to honor his memory for the bravery and courage he showed in the time he was present and that his actions made a difference.

Because of Scott’s, as well as his family’s interest in local Northwest efforts to raise awareness about women’s issues including domestic violence, the WAVE Foundation has been designated as a beneficiary of this tournament.

An anonymous donor will match $1,000 of donations made to The WAVE Foundation!

Everyone is welcome to golf at this fun, low-key event.

Willows Run Golf Course
August 9th, 2017
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Registration fee is $55 plus a $50 donation to The WAVE Foundation

Please contact Nancy Belur at nancy@thewavefoundation.org for registration. Registration deadline Friday, August 4th.

The WAVE Foundation is building community to support the cause and raise money, and We Empower Everyone, especially youth, to recognize the warning signs and prevent it from happening.

We’re against violence everywhere. Because it can happen to anyone.

Arctic Apples supports Cycle the WAVE

The life-changing work that The WAVE Foundation does to create awareness around domestic violence and empower women to break the cycle are goals that everyone should support. That is why we at Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) are proud to sponsor this year’s Cycle the WAVE event through our Arctic® apples brand, and get behind such an important cause.

Our very own Jenn Armen, Director of Business Development and Marketing, has been a long-time supporter and rider, and will once again be participating in this year’s ride. She describes it as a truly unique experience, with many of the volunteers being male friends and family for this women-only ride.

“I became involved because I cycled with the women who founded the event and learned that 3 out of 4 women are victims of domestic violence,” explains Armen. “That was shocking to me, especially when I stopped to think about the women I’d come across over the course of my life and realized that probably many of these people were domestic violence victims and I was completely clueless. I figured if I didn’t know, then neither did many others. It was time to get involved – so I did.”

Consistent with OSF company platform of community outreach and education, we highly respect the work of The WAVE Foundation. The organization proactively reaches youth through education and empowerment, and successfully raises community awareness about domestic violence. To combine these great causes with a bike ride that also helps promote physical health makes the event an even better fit for us at OSF, as we will be launching our nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties this fall!

Arctic® apples are a unique product as they don’t turn brown when bitten, sliced or bruised, and the unparalleled convenience and eating experience can help make healthy eating easier than ever. For example, nonbrowning apple slices don’t require preservatives to stop their browning and are more appealing as a result. Plus, more apples get eaten and fewer are wasted! Arctic® apples are tasty, healthy, and ready to eat so they’re the perfect fit for lunchboxes, salads, and of course – even as a mid-bike ride snack! These delicious slices will be available at the Arctic® apple rest stop during Cycle the WAVE and elsewhere, and we are very excited for participants and volunteers to be among the very first to try our product before it becomes available through retailers.

Arctic® apples would like to congratulate all the riders, volunteers, and supporters who are making a valuable impact by being involved in this important cause. The whole concept of a cycling event emulates one of our company’s core initiatives – being healthy!

 

 

Our Website has a New Look!

Welcome to The WAVE Foundation’s updated website!

The WAVE Foundation has undergone significant growth the past 12 months and we’re excited to have a website that remains content rich while more accurately reflecting all the work we’re doing to raise Awareness, create Community and enable Empowerment in our work to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Our educational awareness program Discover Your Power has gained traction across the region. Since the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year we’ve taught over 85 sessions in Elementary, Middle, High Schools, and College Campus’ and Women service agencies. This represents over 3,000 individuals of all genders who now know how to trust their intuition, help a friend, be an active bystander, and how to feel confident and prepared for anything with a few essential self-defense moves.  More importantly these 3,000+ individuals are now part of our strong community, sharing the knowledge we gave them with their peers to affect change.

Our primary event Cycle and Walk the WAVE turns 10 this September!  We are busy adding new sponsors and elements to celebrate this milestone anniversary. We hope you and your friends will join us on September 17, 2017 at Bellevue College.

Subscribe to our Facebook page and stay tuned for more exciting news from The WAVE Foundation in the next few weeks in regards to new partnerships that are focused on increasing our reach and impact.

We’re Against Violence Everywhere. Because it Can Happen to Anyone!

Key Bank rides the WAVE!

New this year Key Bank have stepped up to a Gold Level sponsorship of the event and are riding the WAVE with their  “Key for a Cure” Team. Supporting the local community has always been “key” to their success and is also the driving force in their innovative Key4Women program:

Key4Women® is a nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women brought together by KeyBank to help them thrive. As a member of the Key4Women network women enjoy exclusive networking opportunities with other women who share a passion for business.

Key Bank have long been committed to championing women in business, with a fifty-year history of financing women-owned business. This philosophy flows from their top leadership, with CEO Beth Mooney serving as the first female chief executive of a top 20 bank. Join your peers in this unique women network; membership is free and available to businesswomen who bank with KeyBank.

Be sure to say a nice “hello” if you spot the Key for a Cure team on the route and thank them for their support!