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BendBroadband helps expand helmet safety program

BendBroadband helps expand helmet safety program

With local schools back in session, BendBroadband is again partnering with The Center Foundation to help educate area students about the importance of helmet safety.

The program — called Train Your Brain – sends athletic trainers from The Center Foundation into schools to provide education on brain injury prevention and proper helmet fitting. Last spring, the program reached 24 schools and around 2,000 students in Central Oregon. Nearly 1,200 kids took home free helmets thanks to Train Your Brain.

Last school year, BendBroadband’s cash and in-kind donations to the program helped organizers expand Train Your Brain beyond Bend and into Redmond, Sisters, Culver, Madras and Crook County. This school year, organizers hope to take the program to La Pine, said Sonja Donohue, executive director of The Center Foundation.

“We are proud to bring the Train Your Brain curriculum to public elementary schools in Central Oregon to educate and equip students in a fun, engaging program,” Donohue said. “Thanks to BendBoadband, First Interstate and Summit BMC, we have doubled our reach and hope to provide free helmets to every local third grader who needs one.”

Wearing a helmet consistently reduces the risk of injury, whether you’re a kid on a bicycle or an adult on a motorcycle … like this guy. Reminder: Oregon law requires all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet that complies with U.S. Department of Transportation standards.

 

 

 

Spoken Moto featured in new BendBroadband ad

Spoken Moto featured in new BendBroadband ad

Heads up, Central Oregon: Our new commercial is on the air, and it features lots of speed and an eyeful of beautiful local scenery. It’s called Go Faster, and it’s the latest in a long-running series of BendBroadband commercials that highlight our ultra-fast Internet service. This time, the 30-second spot follows a motorcycle enthusiast throughout… Continue Reading

Check out our new BendBroadband commercial

Check out our new BendBroadband commercial

BendBroadband is proud to unveil High-Performance Internet, the latest in its long-running series of distinctive TV commercials. The 30-second spot features 12-year-old fiddler CJ Neary, who lives in Bend. Already an award-winning player, Neary is developing into an adventurous artist as well. He is adept at many styles of music, and he’s a skilled improviser,… Continue Reading

LAFF TV dropped from channel lineup

Effective today, the LAFF network will no longer be available to BendBroadband customers on channels 70 (standard definition) and 670 (HD) in the Preferred package. LAFF TV specializes in comedy programming, airing a mix of feature films and sitcoms. You can still watch their web series videos, such as “Big City,” “Cuddling with Carlin” and… Continue Reading

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

Kids and parents of kids, rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages! This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and… Continue Reading