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BendBroadband sponsors Make-A-Wish Oregon

More than 300 local children in the state of Oregon are waiting for their wish to come true and BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Walk for Wishes®.

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

When we learned Walk for Wishes was going virtual and would help children from across the entire state of Oregon, BendBroadband decided it was time to get involved. “With this being our first time sponsoring Walk for Wishes, I’ve really seen first hand what a fantastic cause this is,” said BendBroadband’s Associate Manager of Field Marketing Nicole Christensen. “I’m thrilled we can create hope for children battling critical illnesses in our community.”

The 2021 Walk for Wishes produced a video where viewers meet four children and hear about their wishes. Alene, from Southern Oregon, is a child with cystic fibrosis, who loves animals. Her wish is to have a barn built at her home that would house all her farm animals. “I really love animals, so please donate to Make A Wish so kids like me can have something else to do than just medical stuff,” said Alene.

Mark Nelson, emcee for the 2021 Walk for Wishes – Oregon thanked BendBroadband for sponsoring this year’s event. “Together, we can create statewide hope for children with life-threatening illnesses. Thank you for transforming the lives of hundreds of children in every single area in the state of Oregon,”

The May 22 virtual Walk for Wishes raised $145,989, surpassing its fundraising goal of $125,000. Donations are still being accepted. Please donate oregon.wish.org/Walk.

 

 

Fox College Sports to become Stadium College Sports

On June 18, 2021, Fox College Sports will become Stadium College Sports. All programming will remain the same. The three Fox College Sports channels offer feeds from the various Bally Sports (former Fox Sports) channels, including live games. They also rerun shows originally produced by the various networks affiliated with Bally Sports. As of April 2021, the… Continue Reading

BendBroadband to no longer carry AMC Network

As of June 10, 2021, BendBroadband will no longer carry the AMC Network on our channel lineups. These channels include AMC, BBC America, We tv (Women’s Entertainment), BBC World News, IFC, and Sundance. As with every contract negotiation, TDS, the parent company of BendBroadband, looks for a fair and reasonable agreement. AMC launched AMC+, a… Continue Reading

Ways to celebrate Pride Month this June

Ways to celebrate Pride Month this June

June is Pride Month, a vibrant, rainbow-filled recognition of the LGBTQ community. While it is traditionally marked by parades, jam-packed rallies, and marches, Pride is looking different due to the pandemic. Sadly, the High Desert Pride 2021 festival has been postponed. However, Out Central Oregon will promote several smaller events including Cult of Tuck Drag… Continue Reading

Backyard Essentials for Summer 2021

Backyard Essentials for Summer 2021

Now that June is here, we have officially reached outdoor get-together season, barbeque season, campfire season, pool party season – you name it! Before you can get to the grilling and splashing, you may need to prepare your space for company. Whether you’re inviting the grandkids, book club friends, or co-workers over, here are the… Continue Reading

The Titans That Built America kicks off May 31 on The History Channel

The Titans That Built America kicks off May 31 on The History Channel

The fiery rise of industrial icons William Boeing, Walter Chrysler, J.P. Morgan Jr., and Pierre Du Pont will be featured on The History Channel starting on Monday, May 31, 9/8 CT. “The Titans That Built America” is a three-night series that showcases the rich history of the rise of billion-dollar empires like the automobile industry,… Continue Reading

6 benefits of keeping your landline

6 benefits of keeping your landline

If your phone isn’t in your pocket right now, you’re probably using it to read this article. If not, it’s charging on the kitchen counter. Am I right? Nearly everyone has a mobile phone today, so is the landline you’ve had since 2004 still necessary? Although it seems like your web-surfing, picture-taking, Amazon-shopping smart phone… Continue Reading