Below please find your latest newsletters and important information regarding the Order of the O.
September 22, 2020
Dear Order of the O member,
We would like to offer you a complimentary gift to show our appreciation for your commitment to the Ducks. We have designed exclusive Oregon face coverings branded with the Order of the O so you can wear our O proudly while keeping you safe. Please click here and choose from the OO face mask or the stylish OO neck brandana, which is versatile beyond face coverings. The free item of your choice will be mailed to you! Please order your free OO face covering by the deadline of October 11, 2020.
You may also purchase exclusive Order of the O gear from the online store. Click here to shop!
Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.
The Order of the O Board of Directors
GET YOUR FREE FACE COVERING BY USING PROMO CODE: OOGift (case sensitive)
September 10, 2020
Dear Order of the O Member,
As you have heard over and over, we are living in unprecedented times. We sincerely hope that your family and loved ones are safe and healthy. This is certainly a very trying time for all of us. During these times, we also find ourselves without the joy and camaraderie of college athletics. As you have likely heard, the Pac-12 Conference announced that the league is postponing all sports competition until the end of the calendar year. More information can be found here: GoDucks.com. As letter winners, we feel for the student-athletes who have been training hard to prepare for the fall season.
We so look forward to the day when our Duck family resumes competition on the national stage. Until that time, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks for being a “Lifelong Duck” and an Order of the O member. While we are unable to host any in-person social gatherings, we hope to keep the connection between alums strong. When the time comes to gather again, our teams will be ready and as their biggest fans, we will be too!
As the U of O’s exclusive letter winners club, we would like to remind you of the many benefits that remain available to our members. We have reopened our online store for OO apparel. Please click here to view and order the items you wish to purchase. Your special order will be sent to your doorstep in the later part of November, prior to the holidays and, hopefully, 2021 Duck competition.
You also have an invitation to access the Nike Employee Store one time per calendar year. We recommend that you check store hours prior to your visit and follow the proper protocol while shopping.
Nike Employee Store | 3485 SW Knowlton Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005 | P: (503) 671-1600
*Store Hours 10am – 7pm (Mon. – Sat.) 10am – 5pm (Sun.) (See attachment for more info.)
Additionally, your Duck Store discount remains available. You can shop online at UODuckstore.com and enter the code OOSUMMER20 to receive your 20% discount as an Order of the O member. Now is the perfect time to enhance the comfort, style, and spirit of your Duck wardrobe! (See attachment for more info).
Lastly, we would like to share a collaboration with the Oregon Athletic Department to feature all previous and newly selected Hall of Fame recipients, including Order of the O Honorary Members. Take a scroll down memory lane and be sure to read up on the most recent Order of the O Honorary Member, Manfred Tschan. Click here
We extend our sincere thanks for remaining a loyal Duck and Order of the O member. We hope to see our Ducks back in action and our flock back together soon. Until then, be well and Go Ducks! Ducks are Tougher Together!
The Order of the O Board of Directors
June 2020 Newsletter:
Dear Duck Letter Winner,
We hope that you and your family remain safe and well during these unsettling times. It goes without saying that our Ducks need us now more than ever before. In addition to the challenges of spring seasons being cancelled due to the pandemic, our athletic department is striving to come together to face racial inequality.
In this time of need, people have expressed their gratitude by giving to so many worthy causes. The Order of the O Board, as individuals, have chosen to endorse a cause that directly benefits University of Oregon students: the Students in Crisis Fund. Our support of the fund will help students in need meet financial commitments in furtherance of their education. Many students have increased financial burdens, including paying for housing and food. Students who had employment are now left without income to finance their college education. Please consider giving to this cause that will benefit Ducks, including student-athletes and non-athletes, or other University of Oregon giving opportunities here: Flock together
We are very proud of our Ducks. These adverse times revealed our Ducks’ strength and exceptional character. While we did not get to watch our teams run for the championships or experience the opening of our new track and field venue this year, we have much to be proud of and look forward to.
Another proud Duck moment we want to make sure you hear about is our own women’s basketball senior, Sabrina Ionescu will be representing Oregon student-athletes as she delivers the keynote speech at the University of Oregon graduation on June 20th. It will be available to watch live on UOregon FB and YouTube pages. Click this link to get more information UO Graduation.
We continue to work hard to keep former Oregon student-athletes connected to each other and the athletic department. As more information becomes available we will reach out. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe.
The Order of the O Board
ORDER OF THE O NAMES MANFRED TSCHAN AS 2020 HONORARIUM RECIPIENT.
The Order of the O Honorarium is given annually to an individual who has made a contribution to the University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over an extended period of time, but was not a varsity letterwinner at the UO.
1997 Fitz Brewer, John E. Jaqua, Harold Taylor
1998 Herb Yamanaka
2000 Bill Gatch and Becky L. Sisley
2002 Jeanne Havercroft and Ken Morrow (posthumously)
2003 Ron Finley
2004 Buzz Summers
2005 Dorothy Landry
2006 Larry Standifer and Tom Heinonen
2007 Neal Zoumboukos
2008 Lou Osternig
2009 Don Essig
2010 Dave Frohnmayer
2011 Dr. Ken Singer and Dr. Robert Crist
2012 Jimmy Dollar
2013 Lorraine Davis
2014 Twinkle Morton
2015 Rich Brooks
2016 Lois Youngen
2017 Dave Williford (above left)
2018 Pat Conrad
2019 Karen Nelson
2020 Manfred Tschan