Spread the Love: Meet Denisse and Elvis

29 August 2:30 pm

Spread the Love: Meet Denisse and Elvis

By Alex Dubov

Meet Denisse C.
Denisse was the Spread the Love packet recipient for the Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas match on August 17th. Cristina Calderon, her big sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters, nominated her.

"I have known her since I was 14 years old," said Denisse of her big sister Christina. "She has been there for me every step of the way since then."

Denisse says she was shocked when she received her welcome packet.

“I was so happy to know that everyone that she knew she picked me to go and watch a soccer game,” she said.

This was Denisse’s first soccer game and she says she was most looking forward to experiencing the electric atmosphere at JELD-WEN Field in person as opposed to television. The environment did not disappoint. Denisse said the atmosphere at the stadium was her favorite part of the game.  

Meet Elvis K.
Elvis was the Spread the Love packet recipient for the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match on August 3rd. He was nominated by friend and former coworker Sara Treadway.

Elvis says he felt “overwhelming joy to receive the Timbers welcome packet and tickets to the game.” The last game he went to was three years ago, adding that he tried to get tickets this year but they were sold out. This time he got to bring his sons. He said his favorite part of the game was Ryan Johnson’s second-half header.