Society43 supports OFA for second straight year
Last Thursday night, the Society43 team traveled 90 minutes north to attend the Oregon Football Association’s (OFA) Executive Dinner at Urban Studio in Portland. For the second straight year, Society43 supported the event as a sponsor along with other companies like Nike, Absolut Vodka, and Brix Tavern. This year’s event was highlighted by watching the Oregon vs Arizona State game with a group of former players and an opportunity to learn from a halftime presentation by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.
The OFA is an organization comprised of former University of Oregon football players and was founded by Ryan DePalo, Dennis Dixon, Brent Haberly, Garren Strong, and Jaison Williams. Their mission is to enhance the lives of young athletes through sports training and mentoring and to supply each child with the tools to be successful. OFA accomplishes these goals by organizing youth football camps and charity events.
The event was a huge success for both OFA and Society43. Not only did we get to learn from a legend, Tinker Hatfield, how to successfully brand an organization like Oregon Football, we also scored the two best items in the silent auction, a University of Oregon Rose Bowl helmet and a pair of Oregon-themed Jordan IX’s signed by Tinker. All proceeds from the event went to the OFA movement, and we were happy support the cause. This is just one of the ways we try to affect change on our community, and we appreciate the opportunity to help an organization like OFA continue helping underprivileged youth in Oregon.
Check the photos below for images from the event.
Our table at the event. We sat with Oregon alumni Jordan Kent.
The presenting sponsors of the event. It’s an honor to work with these brands.
Our branding specialist learning from two of Nike’s best, Tinker Hatfield and Wilson Smith III.