Coach Dahl 2017 Give Orcas ‘flat person’

Each year, the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) features a “flat person as an ambassador for our Holiday campaign. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, OICF revealed the 2017 Flat Person as Coach Dennis Dahl. The three clues posted to the OICF website and Facebook page were:

  • This person is outstanding in their field.
  • Like a deer or a doe, always on the go
  • Like Pele or Cher, this person is often known by a single name.

View the reveal below:

OICF had a total of 145 guesses since Nov. 28. Dahl selected from a bucket of the 41 correct guesses and Susan Stoltz won $1000 toward a nonprofit of her choosing in the catalog. Stoltz selected to give the $1000 bonus to the Orcas Island Community Resource Center.

The 2017 catalog features 22 island nonprofits and will be online through Dec. 21. Shop and give a gift to yourself and to your community.

If you see Dahl out and about, take a selfie with him and post to OICF’s Facebook page (or email it to and your name will be placed in the drawing to win $250 for the organization of your choosing. The next drawing will be Tuesday, Dec. 12. If you would like to make donations in honor of friends and family through the Give Orcas holiday catalog (, OICF is happy to send a holiday card informing them of your contribution. It is a lovely way to show your love to the community and to your friends and family.