Umatilla County

Search and Rescue Foundation

Join Us for a SAR Celebration in April!

An opportunity to support your Search and Rescue volunteers and have fun at the same time.

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In recognition of all of the dedicated volunteers who provide search and rescue services in Umatilla County, the week of April 21 has been officially proclaimed as SAR Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Wild Bill says...

All proceeds generated from SAR Week events benefit the UMASAR Foundation and are used to purchase equipment and training to make our search and rescue volunteers better able to help those in trouble.

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Event Program

Our celebration events will include the following:

Where the Rope Ends

Our Search and Rescue Volunteer Celebration Events will feature theater presentations of the new documentary "Where the Rope Ends". This award winning film tells the story of Nichole Doan, an ICU nurse in Seattle, who survived a horrific fall at a north Cascades waterfall.  The movie is about Nichole's life: her choice to come out to Seattle to be a nurse; her fall that occurred while canyoneering; her remarkable recovery from her injuries; and her gratitude to the search and rescue volunteers who risked their lives to save hers. The incident changed forever her perspectives on live.  Her story is truly inspirational.

An Event For the Whole Family

This is an event for the whole family. Bring the kids down! We'll have drones, and ropes and all sorts of other cool stuff for them to look at. There will be photo opportunities available for kids in a SAR vehicle or in the back of our command vehicle. And who knows, Wild Bill might show up to sign autographs!

SAR Raffle

Be sure to enter the SAR raffle. Raffle tickets give you the opportunity to win one of several door prizes awarded at each of our events (must be present to win). In addition, a grand prize winner will be selected from all the raffle tickets sold. Raffle tickets are included with some of the tickets. Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale at each event for $5. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online at our

Where the Rope Ends Raffle Ticket Page.
Remember, all proceeds go to the UMASAR Foundation to help fund equipment and training for SAR personnel.

Our Grand Prize!

Our Grand Prize donated especially for SAR Week by Smitty's Ace Hardware in Hermiston is a genuine Traeger Pro Series 22 Wood Pellet Bronze Grill! Thank you Smitty's!

The winner if the Grand Prize will be announced the week after SAR Week. The winning number will be posted on the UMASAR Foundation Website and the UMASAR Facebook page. The winner can redeem the Grand Prize by emailing us using the Contact Us page of our website. Questions can be directed to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office using the main line at 541-966-3650, connect to reception and ask for the SAR Sergeant.

Door Prizes

Olsen's Auto Parts Pendleton
Pendleton Tire and Lube
Ranch and Home Hermiston
D and B Supply Pendleton
Java Junkies
Alexander's Artisan Chocolates
Ranch and Home Hermiston
Western Auto Pendleton, Brenda has donated two of these packages.
REI - Kennewick Store
REI - Kennewick Store
REI - Kennewick Store
REI - Kennewick Store
REI - Kennewick Store
Third Day Creations
Sum It Up

Our Events

Wildhorse Cineplex

46510 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801

Wildhorse Family Funplex Event

Ticket Prices:

  • Single: $10 Includes one admission to the event.
  • VIP: $40 Includes admission to the event, one medium drink, one medium popcorn, and five raffle tickets.
  • Raffle: $5 Available at the door.

Tuesday, April 23

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: SAR Meet and Greet Tours
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction and Feature Presentation: "Where the Rope Ends"
  • 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM: Q and A
  • 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Raffle Drawings for Door Prizes

Pendleton Center for the Arts

214 N Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801

Cheese and Wine in a Paper Cup Event

Ticket Prices:

  • All tickets: $30 Includes one admission to the event, 6 oz cup of Sno Road Wine or soft drink, assorted cheeses, five raffle tickets.
    Proof of age ID required for wine offer.)
  • Raffle Tickets: $5 Available at the door.

Wednesday, April 24

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: SAR Meet and Greet Tours
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction and Feature Presentation: "Where the Rope Ends"
  • 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM: Q and A
  • 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Raffle Drawings

Hermiston Cinema

355 W Theater Ln, Hermiston, OR 97838

Destiny Theater Event

Ticket Prices:

  • Single: $10 Includes one admission to the event.
  • VIP: $40 Includes admission to the event, one medium drink, one medium popcorn, and five raffle tickets.
  • Raffle: $5 Available at the door.

Thursday, April 25

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: SAR Meet and Greet Tours
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction and Feature Presentation: "Where the Rope Ends"
  • 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM: Q and A
  • 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Raffle Drawings

Saturday, April 27

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: SAR Meet and Greet Tours
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Introduction and Feature Presentation: "Where the Rope Ends"
  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Q and A
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Raffle Drawings

Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub

230 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801

Craft Brewery Event

Ticket Prices:

  • All tickets: $20 Includes one admission to the event, 10% off of one entree and drink, five raffle tickets.
  • Raffle: $5 Available at the door.

Friday, April 26

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: SAR Meet and Greet Tours
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Introduction and Feature Presentation: "Where the Rope Ends"
  • 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM: Q and A
  • 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Raffle Drawings

Our Sponsors

Our sincere appreciation to our sponsors who generously agreed to host our events! Click or press on each to learn more about their operations.

Our Supporters

A special thank you goes to Smiity's Ace Hardware in Hermiston for donating our Grand Prize!

Our sincere appreciation to the following search and rescue supporters who have provided door prizes, donations and other support to our celebration event. Click or press on each to learn more about their businesses.