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The Battle for the Bridge began as a football game between alumni of West Linn High School and Oregon City High School. These two schools have met on the football field every year since 1921. They are now coming together to raise awareness and money to find and fund a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

This event was started in 2011 by two West Linn High School alumni, one of them being the father of a CF patient. The idea was to do something different to raise money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. They decided on the alumni football game because this rivalry is something that the people of West Linn and Oregon City are very passionate about, and it’s a great way to introduce new people to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It has since grown to include several events and parties. The board of directors for Battle for the Bridge is relentlessly pursuing new opportunities to find and fund our mission of raising money to end cystic fibrosis.

Since 2011, West Linn and Oregon City alumni have teamed up and played a full-contact football game that celebrates the long standing high school football rivalry shared by these neighboring cities. In 2014 we added a golf tournament and basketball game. Each year, Battle for the Bridge makes a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Oregon Chapter directly supporting research efforts aimed at finding a cure for CF. It is our hope that CF will soon change from “Cystic Fibrosis” to “Cure Found.”

Please review the proposed partnership opportunities and join Oregon City and West Linn as we find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Together, we can add to the money we have already raised for research.