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O Heroes works closely with the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Valley. Click here to read more.

The student-athletes at the University of Oregon are committed to giving back and serving the Eugene/Springfield community. Through the O Heroes program student-athletes consistently complete up to 4,000 hours of service per year.

The focus of the O Heroes is concentrated in three key initiatives: Education, Service, and Health. Student-Athletes voluntarily fulfill many service requests from the community. However, priority will be given to programs that meet the objectives of O Heroes, are in Lane County, and/or take place on a "Day of Service".

If your school or organization would like to request the service of a student-athlete, please fill out the Online Appearance Request Form. Please note the following:
  • Submitting a form does not guarantee the request will be fulfilled.
  • Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the date of activity.
  • Requests for specific student-athletes or teams are not guaranteed.
  • Please read the NCAA Guidelines/Restrictions prior to submitting an appearance request.
Below are our guidelines for the type of volunteer work that we are focused on participating in:

1. Youth Services
2. Hospital Visits
3. Underprivileged Groups
4. Community Development

The O Heroes program strives to create opportunities for student-athletes that will give them the tools to continue community service initiatives beyond college. It will also give many opportunities to find a career path.

Potential roadblocks that may prevent the student-athletes of O Heroes from participating are:

1. NCAA Compliance Issues
2. Lack of Student-Athlete Engagement
3. Timing of the Event
4. Distance

For more information, please contact:
Resa B. Lovelace
Student-Athlete Development Coordinator
University of Oregon