Timbers team up with local partners to present Stand Together Week Oct. 8-14

Citywide initiative to join club, supporters, nonprofits in community projects

Eric Alexander, Darlington Nagbe, Stand Together

Photo Credit: 
Photo by L.M. Parr

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers are organizing the first Stand Together Week, a comprehensive, citywide initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city from Oct. 8-14.

Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 40 projects benefitting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment in the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to join the volunteer efforts and team up with Timbers players, ambassadors, mascot Timber Joey and staff members on the various efforts throughout the city.

“Stand Together Week is a way to bring the city of Portland and the extended Timbers family together to make a meaningful impact on dozens of local non-profits and highlight the spirit of service and giving back that characterizes our city,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub.

Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors and KPTV, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, with the painting of classrooms and hallways at the Portland YouthBuilders campus. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, “Stand Together Week,” named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform Stand Together, aims to generate the support of 1,000 volunteers over the course of the week.

All Timbers players have volunteered their time to at least one project during the week.

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.portlandtimbers.com/standtogetherweek.

2012 Stand Together Week Schedule

Date

Time

Organization

Activity

Timbers Player/Rep.

Monday, Oct. 8

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland YouthBuilders

Painting classrooms

Steven Smith & Donovan Ricketts

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Playworks

Lead youth activities

Jack Jewsbury & Timber Joey

 

1-4 p.m.

Community Cycling Center

Clean, fix donated bikes

Rodney Wallace

 

4-6 p.m.

GROWINGGARDINS

Youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School.

Kris Boyd

 

6-8 p.m.

The ReBuilding Center

Sort, organize donated items

Darlington Nagbe

Tuesday, Oct. 9

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland YouthBuilders

Campus cleanup

Hanyer Mosquera & Timber Joey

 

8:15 a.m. to 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Joe Bendik & Kosuke Kimura

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Children’s Book Bank

Clean, repair donated books

Bright Dike

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Playworks

Lead youth activities

Jake Gleeson

 

12 noon to 3 p.m.

Open Meadow

Working with students

Ryan Kawulok

 

12:30-4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Freddie Braun & Timber Joey

Wednesday, Oct. 10

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Community park maintenance

Timber Joey

 

1-5 p.m.

Native American Youth Family Center

Facility cleanup and lead family activities

TBA

 

4-6 p.m.

SCRAP

Sort, organize supplies, prep material for art kits

Brent Richards

Thursday, Oct. 11

9 a.m. to 12 noon

American Red Cross

Prepare supplies for blood drives

Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Children’s Book Bank

Clean, repair donated books

Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Schoolhouse Supplies

Sort donated supplies, stock store

Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey

 

2-4 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Sort food and supplies at community pantry

Eric Brunner

 

2:30-4:30 p.m.

AC Portland

Academic and Sports Field Day

David Horst & Mike Fucito

 

5:30-8 p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Fall Harvest Festival

Andrew Jean-Baptiste & Timber Joey

Friday, Oct. 12

8:15 a.m. to 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Friends of Portland Community Gardens

Tidy up community garden

Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban

 

12:30-4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey

 

12:30-4:30 p.m.

OMSI

Lead youth activities

Steve Purdy

 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Packing and preparing donated food for delivery

Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey

 

3-6 p.m.

Volunteers of America

Lead soccer activities for low-income families

Danny Mwanga

Saturday, Oct. 13

8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friends of Trees

Tree planting and habitat restoration

Charles Renken & Timber Joey

 

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup

Alumni Ambassador John Bain

 

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Clean up at scenic nature park

Futty Danso

 

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Outdoor work party

Eric Alexander

 

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Zenger Farm

Farm work party

Lovel Palmer

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hartley SUN

Courtyard cleanup and prep materials for classroom

Kalif Alhassan

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaverton’s Giving Gardens

Garden work

Sal Zizzo

 

1-4 p.m.

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Help youth-led organic farm

Jose Valencia

Sunday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Hillsboro Public Library

Set up for annual book sale

Sebastián Rincón

 

1-4 p.m.

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Clean up at scenic nature park

Alumni Ambassador Lee Morrison

 

1-4 p.m.

Friends of Tryon Creek

Plant clean-up, removal

Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey

 

1-5 p.m.

Harrison SUN

Indoor painting at school

Diego Chara

Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change.

ABOUT STAND TOGETHER
“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.