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SOUTHERN OREGON SPORTS COMMISSION

The Southern Oregon Sports Commission was formed in 2013 and advocates for sports tourism and the significant economic impact it brings to Medford and the Rogue Valley. The 17 volunteer commissioners focus on three initiatives of sports advocacy, event procurement and venue development. Support of these areas include connecting the local sports community, advocating for facility development, marketing the area regionally and nationally in partnership with Travel Medford, and providing support for new and established events.

75% of youth athletes quit sports by the age of 14. To compound the issue, 80% of rookie referees are quitting after two years. These problems face parents, coaches, athletes and athletic administrators.

Study after study shows the number one reason youth athletes leave a sport is simply because they are no longer having fun. Plus the number one reason referees are leaving their positions is because of the way they are treated by coaches and parents.

SOSC believes these issues can be solved if we commit to changing the culture of youth sports.


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FEBRUARY
23
Southern Oregon Cornhole
WHERE: Santo Community Center, located at 701 N Columbus Ave COST: It’s only a $15 entry fee for a guaranteed minimum…
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FEBRUARY
23
Throw Axes at Cascadia!
Looking for a fun date night, a corporate event, or just want to see what axe throwing is all about?…
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FEBRUARY
24
Wildlife Tracking - Saturday Hike
We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Rite Aid in Ashland and make our way into the Monument from…
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MARCH
2
2024 Southern Oregon Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Get ready to make a splash with the Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon! This fun, zany fundraising event…
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MARCH
2
Camelback Run
15k, 5K and Kids' Mile. All races will start and finish on or next to the new Phoenix High School track! This…
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MARCH
3
Charlie's Chocolate Run
Join us at 2024 Charlie’s Chocolate Run! This family friendly event is taking place in conjunction with the Oregon Chocolate Festival.…
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MARCH
16
Shamrock Run
Shamrock 5 Mile, Shamrock 2 Mile and Leprechaun Lap
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APRIL
6
Medford Rotary Relays
It is now one of the largest track meets in the area and will be celebrating its 59th year as…
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APRIL
12
Rogue Valley Rough Stock Rodeo
oin us for two nights of Rodeo action featuring Bronc Riding, Women's Barrel Racing, Chute Dogging and BULL RIDING in…
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MAY
19
Mud Factor Medford 2024
Mud Factor "Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!" celebrates 13 years of Mud Run Fun at an ALL NEW VENUE for…
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JUNE
7
Southern Oregon Classic Golf Tournament
On Friday June 9th at Centennial Golf Club over 60 teams will compete in a scramble format golf tournament. Register…
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JUNE
24
20th Annual ACCESS Golf Tournament
The 20th Annual ACCESS Golf Tournament is a highly anticipated event for Jackson County businesses, golfers, and the community. The…
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Brad King

Director of Sports Development 

Travel Medford 

Southern Oregon Sports Commission

(541) 608-8535

bradk@travelmedford.org

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