Stand Together Snapshot: November

Club community outreach initiatives continue into the off-season break

Issa Hasson, 4 Worlds United, 11.9.12

Photo Credit: 
(Portland Timbers)

The Portland Timbers have continued make a difference in the community during the off-season.

Active Bodies Active Minds Assembly at the Portland Art Museum
Community Ambassador Scot Thomposon, Timber Joey and Timbers forward Danny Mwanga visited the Portland Art Museum during Free Museum Family Day this November. The youth in attendance were treated to an Active Bodies Active Minds assembly, presented locally by Burgerville. Children learned about the importance of staying in school, eating healthy and staying active. To learn more about Active Bodies Active Minds program, click here.

4 Worlds United watches Timbers Academy Player, Issa Hassan train with First Team
Issa Hassan got to participate in a Portland Timbers off-season training session earlier this month. Hassan has an incredible story of fleeing from Kenya and coming to America. He was discovered by 4 World United, a local non-profit that provides support to refugee children by giving them the opportunity to play soccer at the club level, and eventually was selected to be on the Timbers U-16 Academy team. At the training session, Hassan was able to showcase his skills at JELD-WEN Field in front of the first team as well as his friends from 4WU. Timbers players Bright Dike, Charles Renken, Danny Mwanga and Kalif Alhassan joined the 4WU guests after practice to answer questions, take photos and sign autographs. To read more about Hassan’s story, click here.

Exclusive Stand Together Scarves!
Be sure to stop by the adidas Timbers Team Store and pick up an exclusive Stand Together Scarf! Each month a Timbers non-profit partner has been showcased in the store and the Timbers official merchandising partner, Gameday Merchandising, has made it possible for customers to contribute a donation to each month’s highlighted organization. A special thanks to Gameday for collecting donations for Playworks this month!

For more Stand Together updates, follow the Stand Together handle on Twitter at @PTStandTogether.