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Third-grader wins Mini-PPP logo contest

BEND, Ore. - Jorun Downing's art work was chosen as the official logo for the U.S. Bank Mini Pole Pedal Paddle t-shirt for 2013. 

She is a 3rd grader at Seven Peaks School. Her art work was selected among 40 entries. 

She will be awarded with a Round Table pizza party for her class, a gift from Saxon's, shoes from Teva and a free team entry to the U.S. Bank Kid's Mini PPP.

The top four winners included 4th grader Kaylee Carlton from W.E. Miller Elementary, 2nd grader Claire McDonald from Highland Elementary, 6th grader Sam Henry from High Desert Middle School and 6th grader Megan Anderson from Cascade Middle School.  They will all receive gifts from Saxon's and shoes from Teva.

The U.S. Bank Mini Pole Pedal Paddle will take place in the Les Schwab Amphitheater, May 19, 2013.  Teams of six participants each ranging in age from 1st to 6th grade compete in river rafting (with a rafting guide), biking, an obstacle course and a run.  All 6 team members paddle the raft with their rafting guide on board.  One bike rider then rides the course.  Four members each challenge the obstacle course and one final member runs the distance run course.

All art submissions will be on display at U.S. Bank, 86 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702 beginning Monday, March 4 until April 1, 2013.

The U.S. Bank Mini Pole Pedal Paddle is presented by Bend Memorial Clinic, Dick's Sporting Goods and MBSEF.

For more information, please contact MBSEF at 388-0002 or visit

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