Timbers, Thorns FC “Stand Together Week” begins June 16

Via Press Release

Citywide, volunteer initiative to benefit dozens of nonprofit community projects

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC will present their third-annual Stand Together Week from June 16-22. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.

The city of Portland recently proclaimed June 16-22 as Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC Stand Together Week. Commissioner Nick Fish read the proclamation on behalf of the Mayor and Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 4.

A complete schedule of activities, events and Timbers/Thorns FC player appearances is listed below.

Supported by Presenting Partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Cricket Wireless, Daimler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPTV FOX 12 and Providence Health Plan, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, June 16, with a community gardening party at the Rhododendron Garden in Hillsboro. Each project will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community.

In 2012 and 2013, Stand Together Week participants donated 4,212 hours of service at 58 events benefitting youth and the environment in the Portland metro area. Nonprofits served include 32 different local organizations including Portland YouthBuilders, AC Portland, and the Oregon Food Bank.

To sign up as a volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, please visit www.timbers.com/standtogetherweek.

*Player availability subject to change

Stand Together represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers and their fans, and signifies the strong commitment the team has to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of Stand Together is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.

– visit www.timbers.com –

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