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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Join us as we celebrate All Things OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and everything they do for our kids and for our community. The Eighth Annual Bowling with Heart Bowl-a-Thon is Sunday, February 26th — FUN for families, friends, colleagues, and you. Proudly presented by Big Al’s in partnership with Friends of Doernbecher – Sophie’s Committee, as well as Title Sponsor Davidson Insurance.

Sophie’s Story

Big Al’s has always jumped at the chance to work with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, but for our CEO Daniel Kirkwood, the partnership is incredibly & overwhelmingly personal, too; his beautiful daughter Sophia is a Doernbecher Baby!

In late May 2013, Sophia was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Leading up to her birth and for the first six months of her life, Daniel and Sophie’s Mother Melissa practically lived at Doernbecher. Sophie ultimately underwent three open-heart surgeries before she was even four years old – there’s no question that the Doctors & Nurses at Doernbecher literally saved her life. The care Sophie received was second-to-none, but more than that, the Doernbecher staff also cared for the entire Kirkwood family during what was beyond an incredibly stressful & difficult time.

Thanks to Doernbecher, Sophie is now a healthy and happy 9-year old girl who is full of life! Our annual Bowling with Heart event is our way of giving back to this amazing organization and ensuring that future Doernbecher kids get the same attention and care that Sophie did.

Sponsorships Opportunities!

Looking for a great way for your organization to have a great time and support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital? A sponsorship opportunity may be just what you’re after!

Join Title Sponsor Davidson Insurance at this year’s event!

Click here to check out the 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities!

MANY THANKS to our 2022 Sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Davidson Insurance

Diamond Sponsors: Precision Analytical Inc. and Opsahl Dawson

Gold Sponsors: Garrett Sign, Vesta Hospitality, Fortis Construction Inc, Heritage Bank, Betson, KG Specialties, Pacific Automation and Friends of Doernbecher

Individual & Team Registration

Looking for a team-building activity? Or simply want to be a part of something super FUN while helping support an amazing cause? Registration your team today!

Bowling with Heart teams will consist of 5 players each. If you have enough participants to field a whole team, great! If not, no worries. We’ll ensure you get paired up with other awesome Friends of Doernbecher!

Click here to register!


Thank you to everyone who donated to our Everything Is Awesome Toy Drive this past holiday season!

But because of YOU and your generous donations, we were able to drop off TWO truckloads of toys, books, and art supplies for the kids and families of Doernbecher!




If you’d be interested in being a member of Friends of Doernbecher in your area, you’re welcome to click here to learn more about our community volunteer groups, events that support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, or simply to see all of the great work that the community does for our esteemed Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about Friends of Doernbecher here.