Spread The Love

13 March 3:06 pm

Vince and his family were recipients of the Spread the Love welcome packet for the March 9th match against Montreal.

We asked Vince a few questions about his experience at the match with his son Shaun and two daughters Alexis and McKenna:

What is your relationship to the Spread the Love ambassador?
“Suite Sue” Simpson was our ambassador. She actually gave the “welcome” packet to Neal Harrington, who unfortunately was unable to attend the match due to a last minute work conflict. In turn, Neal really embraced the “Spread the Love” mantra and shared the packet with my family.

What were you most looking forward to about attending a Timbers match?
We had never been to a Timber's game before so anticipation was high on what to expect. The kids really wanted to see Timber Joey!

What was your favorite part of the match?
The kids enjoyed watching how the game was played, the intricacies of the sport and how quickly and skillfully the players moved on and around the field.

Have you ever been to a match? If so, what was the last time you attended?
No, this was the first Timber's game we had been to.  It was cool experience and very exciting.

What was your reaction when you received the "welcome" packet?
It was great - we were excited about everything.  We were all very excited that we had an opportunity to go!

Interested in nominating a deserving fan? You can, here. Recipients will be selected shortly for the two Timbers home matches in April. 

06 March 4:02 pm

With the unique Spread The Love campaign off and running, we wanted to introduce a few of the lucky folks who were able to experience their first ever Timbers match last week. And what a game to kick things off? A tremendous rendition of the national anthem, excellent tifo, loads of goals, and a thrilling comeback. What more could you ask for?

Without further ado, here's the first group of worthy recipients.

Jeff Enquist, President of PYSA & head coach of Portland City United is one of the first group of 107 Ambassadors. He’s coached in high school, college and the pros and gave his tickets to one of his employees, Sonko. Sonko grew up playing soccer in Kenya and started a club soccer program for kids aged 6-8 there. In short, soccer is Sonko's life. 

“Timber Jim” Serrill--the original lumberjack who sawed logs in the North End--is also the charismatic gent who popularlized the phrase “Spread the Love” from which this whole idea originally sprang. An embodiment of Timbers passion, Timber Jim gave his tickets to young Karina. Karina battled through leukemia when she was 4--it's now in remission--and met Jim through the Leukemia Foundation. She had never been to a Timbers game before. Needless to say, she was very excited.

Rachel Harrison, another 107 Ambassador is an active community volunteer, Timbers Army supporter and committed season ticket holder. She met her friend Jessica at her church. Jessica's son plays club soccer in Portland and had never been to a match before either. Sunday's match was his first and was an instant classic.

Do you know someone whom you think is worthy? Visit www.spreadtheloveptfc.com to nominate someone you know in your community.