Governors' Gold Awards


The Governors’ Gold Awards
Saturday, October 20, 2018, Oregon Convention Center

The Governors’ Gold Awards is an annual high-profile, corporate and community, dinner event. This is an outstanding opportunity to join Oregon’s Governors and pay tribute to the individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness of Oregon. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Reception & Silent Auction 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sip, taste and mingle as you listen to live soft jazz and set your sights on one (or more) items from the expanded silent auction and wine wall. Plus, make sure you don’t get out bid! Follow along and get instant alerts with our mobile bidding option to make sure you take that special auction prize home. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

Dinner, Awards and Live Auction 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The evening will feature performances by Special Olympics Oregon athletes and recognize this year’s awardees who have contributed to Oregon’s greatness.

Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom

Dress: Evening or Business Attire

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Evening Hosts

Governor Kate Brown

Governor John Kitzhaber

Governor Ted Kulongoski

Governor Barbara Roberts

2017 Recipients

Oregon Health & Science University

Meyer Memorial Trust and Doug Stamm

The Papé Group, Inc.

Kerry Tymchuk

The Al and Pat Reser Civic Leadership Award Sue Kupillas Civic Leader, Medford, Oregon

2017 Sponsors

Official Reception Sponsor

Official Media Sponsor

The Portland Business Journal

Special Recognition

Gerry Frank’s Konditorei
Ivey Performance Marketing
Oregon Convention Center & Pacificwild Catering
Point Blank Distributing
Print & Promotional Imaging
RAM Media, Inc.
R.B. Pamplin Corporation
Rex Production & Post
Sharon Knorr Productions
Willamette Valley Vineyards
3G Spirits