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Bend Elks Begin Season Under New Management

Bend Elks LogoFor the first time in the team’s 16-year history, the Bend Elks (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) are under new management.  But other than a few changes like Vinnie the Elk replacing Homer as the team’s new mascot and a new moose-inspired cap logo, it’s expected to be business as usual for the franchise.  Read more here.

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A Q&A with the New Owners of the Bend Elks

Bend Elks LogoPRESS RELEASE – After 15 years of owning and operating the Bend Elks, owner/general manager Jim Richards sold the Elks to John and Tami Marick. The sale was finalized in early October. John is the CEO of Consumer Cellular based in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading

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New Lease for New Owners of Bend Elks

Bend Elks LogoLong-time owner Jim Richards recently sold the successful summer collegiate Bend Elks (West Coast League) to a group called Let’s Play Ball LLC, out of Portland.  Last week, the Bend Parks and Recreation Board approved a new five-year, $1 per year lease with the new ownership to use Vince Genna StadiumRead more and watch news report here.  We’re not sure if the sale or lease agreements include the operation or use of the Bend Fieldhouse or not.

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