Timbers Announce Portland Timbers Corporate Cup

Inaugural event to benefit Portland YouthBuilders in 2011

Soccer Balls, 4.5.11

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PORTLAND, Ore.— The Portland Timbers today announced that the inaugural Portland Timbers Corporate Cup will be contested on the weekend of July 8-10 and Saturday, July 30. The corporate-based adult soccer tournament will benefit local non-profit organization and Timbers Pillar Partner, Portland YouthBuilders.

This July, men and women from around the Pacific Northwest will step out of their cubicles and onto the soccer pitch to participate in an event designed to boost employee morale, cultivate professional networks and engage the regional business community in supporting Portland YouthBuilders.

Businesses can choose from two levels of competition, which provide an opportunity for both advanced and recreational teams to join in the fun. Registration for the event runs through Tuesday, May 31, so interested employees should assemble their corporate squads soon.

The qualifying portion of the tournament will take place at the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District PCC Rock Creek facility from Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10. The weekend’s matches will feature bracket play in the men’s and co-ed divisions.

Three weeks later, on Saturday, July 30, the finalists from the qualifying rounds will play for the championship on the pitch of JELD-WEN Field, just hours before the Timbers play host to Toronto FC. The champions will get to take in the Timbers match that night from VIP guest seats at JELD-WEN Field.

Visit www.timberscorporatecup.com for entry fees and other details.

Portland Timbers Corporate Cup 2011
The Portland Timbers Corporate Cup brings Pacific Northwest corporations together for soccer and corporate networking, all while raising money for Timbers Pillar Partner, Portland YouthBuilders. The three-part event gives corporate employees a taste of the professional soccer life. Teams will play qualifiers at the THPRD PCC Rock Creek facility (July 8-10), party at a tournament social event (July 8), and hope to advance to the championship match at JELD-WEN Field (July 30). The 2011 champions will watch the Portland Timbers take on Toronto FC from VIP guest seats that same night at JELD-WEN Field (July 30).

Soccer for a Great Cause – Portland YouthBuilders (PYB)
The Timbers Community Pillar Partnership with PYB is presented by D.R. Horton. The Portland Timbers and D.R. Horton will partner with Portland YouthBuilders on a community service project in conjunction with MLS W.O.R.K.S. community service program. PYB provides life-changing opportunities to very low-income youth. All of the young people served by Portland YouthBuilders have dropped out of high school and come to PYB for a chance at creating a better, brighter future. Through an integrated program of education, vocational training, leadership development, and personalized counseling, PYB students acquire the tools and skills they need to move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.