OBF donates $10,301 to foundation for blind

The Oregon Brewers Festival made a donation of $10,301 to the Oregon Commission for the Blind Foundation (OCBF) with money raised at the 20th annual Oregon Brewers Festival that took place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park July 27-30.

From the press release:

The $10,000 was a direct contribution from the festival; the additional $301 was raised at the Crater Lake Soda Co. Root Beer Garden through donations from attendees.

OBF Director Art Larrance presented a check on Sept. 11 to Charlene Cook, a teacher and former Commissioner for the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB). According to Cook, the money will support the goals set by the OCB, including providing access to technology and education, and emotional and physical support to blind and visually impaired Oregonians.

Larrance selected the organization in honor of his college friend, Steve Hanamura, who is legally blind. This is the second year the OBF has made a donation to the OCBF.