The Power of Play

Grow the Game

Pitch Renovation & Development

  • Operation Pitch Invasion: Bless Field 2013 marks the start of one of Operation Pitch Invasion’s most ambitious projects: the construction of Bless Field
  • Timbers Army 107ist Presentation to Portland City Council In 2012, the 107ist Independent Supporters’ Trust donated $62,282 to area charitable causes and donated over 5,000 hours of community service hours.
  • U.S Soccer Foundation The U.S. Soccer Foundation was established in 1995 to manage the surplus funds generated by the 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States. Over $51 million in grants, financial support and loans have been made to help develop coaches, players and referees, especially those in economically disadvantaged urban areas.
  • love.fútbol Love.fútbol partners with impoverished communities in the developing world to build simple, safe soccer fields for youth.
  • FUNDaFIELD FUNDaFIELD is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, run by kids, dedicated to enriching the lives of less fortunate youth in Africa through sports. Our goal is to provide soccer fields and equipment to African schools.
  • Operation Pitch Invasion Operation Pitch Invasion (OPI) was formed to build, revitalize and maintain soccer pitches throughout the Portland Metro area so players of all ages can enjoy playing soccer on high quality and safe playing fields.

Power of Play

  • The Power of Soccer in Belle Anse, Haiti Soccer gear donations spark a game right on main street
  • Lose Your Shoes at Portland Barefoot Soccer Portland Barefoot Soccer is hosting their 5th Annual 3v3 Tournament and World Soccer Festival to celebrate the Beautiful Game of Soccer
  • Portland Barefoot Soccer Festival: June 8th Portland Barefoot 3v3 tourney and festival is a 3v3 tournament played to celebrate the game. All proceeds benefit Grassroot Soccer.
  • OSA World Juggle-a-thon Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection. That is why Jared Montz created the OSA World Juggle-a-thon for Nothing But Nets
  • Pass It Forward Partners with Groupon Grassroots for a Game Changing Initiative “Change the Game” to provide quality soccer balls for children in need worldwide
  • Round Star Foundation Making the world a better place through soccer
  • One World Futbol among SVN’s 2013 Innovation Award winners Congratulations to our friends at One World Futbol!
  • Charity Ball Ethan King started Charity Ball when he was 10 to help kids in poverty-stricken communities around the world.
  • Must see TEDTalk from A World of Football Film raises awareness of the impact of football to produce positive social change
  • Major League Soccer and MLS Players Union Announce You Can Play Partnership Partnership demonstrates MLS’ commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • Portland Barefoot Soccer tournament takes place this Sunday All proceeds benefit Grassroot Soccer
  • Press Release from Pass It Forward Pass It Forward is a new socially conscious soccer ball company
  • Kits 4 Causes Kits 4 Causes sends donated football/soccer shirts, kits and equipment all over the world
  • Support SOCCKET’s KickStarter Campaign Support SOCCKET’s KickStarter Campaign and help Uncharted Play reach their goals.
  • Operation Pitch Invasion: Bless Field 2013 marks the start of one of Operation Pitch Invasion’s most ambitious projects: the construction of Bless Field
  • Uncharted Play: The SOCCKET Ball Innovate. Play. Empower. Uncharted Play are the creators of SOCCKET, an eco-friendly electric generator in the form of a soccer ball.
  • Street Soccer USA’s “Rule the Field” program creates jobs for the homeless ‘Rule the Field’ is a 4-week course being provided free of charge to nearly 20 dedicated homeless soccer players and SSUSA staff through the generous support of the Eastern New York Referee Association and Help USA.
  • Why The Women’s World Cup Matters Working to bring awareness towards the benefits and challenges girls and women face on and off the field and to communicate, strategize and collaborate initiatives to bring a legacy of change.
  • the Global Team By leveraging the sport of soccer, the Global Team seeks to empower youth to better understand and appreciate their world.
  • Timbers players visit Providence Child Center’s Camp PLAY The Timbers Jack Jewsbury at the Providence Child Center’sCamp PLAY. (8/1/12 Photo by Chris Singer) There were smiles all around Wednesday at the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center’s Camp PLAY. Two of the biggest smiles were on the faces of Portland Timbers midfielders Jack Jewsbury and Sal Zizzo. Both players participated in an hour of ...
  • Give-N-Go Give-N-Go, Inc is a non-profit, charitable organization that collects new and used soccer gear for youth in impoverished areas of the world.
  • Remarkable “It is through sport that women learn the essential life skills that correlate to success in other arenas.  It is safe to say that the progression of our gender has moved side by side, if not directly because of, our accomplishments in athletics. I am one of the lucky ladies that have benefitted immensely from ...
  • Haiti Soccer Project The Haiti Soccer Project, Inc. is a U.S. based non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of organized youth soccer in Haiti.
  • Peace Passers Peace Passers helps collect and distribute new and used soccer gear to people in need throughout the world.
  • Little Feet About: Buy a ball for yourself. For every ball you buy, Little Feet will donate an additional one to a player in need. Little Feet has donated over 100,000 soccer balls to children in over 50 countries around the world. Mission/Philosophy: Providing soccer balls and giving hope to underprivileged children worldwide in order to provide peace through soccer. What ...
  • Futbol For Kids Futbol For Kids aims to collect and deliver soccer balls directly into the hands (or feet) of disadvantaged kids all over the world.
  • One World Futbol Project One World Futbol Project sells the Multi-Sport Ball that never goes flat through a “Give One, Get One” model and through direct sales to organizations using soccer for positive social change.

Soccer Gear

  • Pass It Forward Partners with Groupon Grassroots for a Game Changing Initiative “Change the Game” to provide quality soccer balls for children in need worldwide
  • Charity Ball Ethan King started Charity Ball when he was 10 to help kids in poverty-stricken communities around the world.
  • Senda Athletics fair trade soccer documentary You can be a part of this story at: http://www.sendaathletics.com/movie
  • Press Release from Pass It Forward Pass It Forward is a new socially conscious soccer ball company
  • Kits 4 Causes Kits 4 Causes sends donated football/soccer shirts, kits and equipment all over the world
  • The Sanneh Foundation The Sanneh Foundation is a locally based non-profit organization founded by former US World Cup soccer star, Tony Sanneh. The Foundation focuses on engaging underprivileged and minority youth in the Twin Cities and around the world in soccer programs in order to teach them valuable life lessons.
  • Give-N-Go Give-N-Go, Inc is a non-profit, charitable organization that collects new and used soccer gear for youth in impoverished areas of the world.

Street Soccer

  • A Homeless World Cup Primer The 10th Annual Homeless World Cup kicks off Saturday, October. Learn how this amazing tournament showcases the power of soccer as well as how to follow all of the action online.
  • Street Child World Cup In 2010, teams of street children from all around the world came to Durban to compete in the first Street Child World Cup. In 2014, the second Street Child World Cup will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • streetfootballworld streetfootballworld was founded in 2002 as as non-profit organization to promote positive change through football and has formed a network connecting over 80 organizations using soccer to address social issues all around the world.
  • Soccer in the Streets Soccer in the Streets links life skills with soccer skills and helps at-risk kids thrive at school and at home through out-of-school programs, mentoring relationships, academic support and hands on experience