The Slocum Center parking lot is a convenient walk to the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium. By choosing to park at Slocum, fans are supporting high school athletic programs and teams.
The Slocum Foundation's Duck Parking Fundraisers have generated more than $30,000 each year for local school fitness and athletic programs. Proceeds benefit everyone from athletic supplies and equipment to capital improvements at schools and venues. In 2014, the list of participating schools was expanded to include rural and South Lane County programs. Fifteen schools will benefit from parking proceeds support in 2017.
The Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds to help support the expansion of age-appropriate physical literacy training and education in elementary shools across Eugene and Springfield communities. In partnership with the Lane Active Youth Consoritum members, the Slocum Foundation participates in a collaborative approach to getting kids moving! Early childhood physical literacy unlocks the potentail for life-long enjoyment in physical activity and enhanced athletic performance. Kids who are physically fit enjoy greater academic achivement and higher life-time earning potential.
In 2017, each parking space will be $20.00. Come early to support your schools -- the lot fills quickly!
Due to overwhelming demand, the Foundation conducted a random lottery this year to determine which schools or programs would be offered Duck Game Parking Fundraisers for the 2017 Football season. The following schools were selected:
Southern Utah, 9/2/2017: Junction City HS & Churchill HS
Nebraska, 9/9/2017: Thurston HS & Springfield HS
Cal Berkeley, 9/30/2017: Pleasant Hill HS & Lowell HS
Washington State, 10/7/2017: Cottage Grove HS & South Eugene HS
Utah, 10/28/2017: Creswell HS & North Eugene HS
Arizona, 11/18/2017: Sheldon HS & Willamette HS
Oregon State, 11/25/2017: Elmira HS, Crow HS & LifeGate
To be eligible to participate in the lottery, schools must offer high school level education and provide diverse athletic opportunities for students. Please contact Erin at 541.868.3232 or Anna at 541.868.0873 with any questions.