Local businesses partner to support Make-A-Wish Foundation

by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Customer Teresa Fear catches up with Dutch Bros. Manager Kristin Motsinger after several days without coffee because of the snowy weather. Beaverton Dutch Bros. is donating all the proceeds from Tuesday to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon.A community partnership is proving to be a slam dunk for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon.

The Beaverton Dutch Bros. Coffee at 8940 S.W. Hall Blvd. donated all of Tuesday’s proceeds to the foundation that grants memory-making wishes for seriously ill children.

In addition, Dutch Bros. will have a booth at the front entrance of Beaverton High School for the annual Jam the Dam event, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. All proceeds will be donated from the sales of smoothies, energy drinks, Italian sodas and Dutch Freezes to the foundation.

“Jam the Dam is one of our favorite events,” said local owner Tina Thompson. “The kids at Beaverton High School always do an amazing job putting everything together, and it’s great to see the community unite to support this great cause.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. on

Valentine’s Day at Beaverton High School, 13000 S.W. Second St. Jam the Dam is an annual fundraiser held during the boys’ basketball game. This week the Beavers face the Westview Wildcats.

Dutch Bros. Beaverton has been a part of Jam the Dam since 2010 and donated more than $9,920 to the effort. This will be the company’s fifth year as an official sponsor.

Other community partners include Dairy Queen, Jiffy Lube, Main Avenue Financial Services, Orange Julius, Qdoba Mexican Grill, The Pond: BHS Student Store, Beaverton Valley Times, Dutch Mafia, A Flair for Gifts and Home, Baggenstos Farm Store, Maid Brigade, Tigard’s Landmark Ford, Z100, Beaverton Student Council and Rocket Fizz.

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