Portland Timbers, Thorns FC Stand Together Week begins June 16

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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC will present their third-annual Stand Together Week from June 16-22. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.

The city of Portland recently proclaimed June 16-22 as Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC Stand Together Week. Commissioner Nick Fish read the proclamation on behalf of the Mayor and Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 4.

A complete schedule of activities, events and Timbers/Thorns FC player appearances is listed below.

Supported by Presenting Partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Cricket Wireless, Daimler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPTV FOX 12 and Providence Health Plan, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, June 16, with a community gardening party at the Rhododendron Garden in Hillsboro. Each project will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community.

In 2012 and 2013, Stand Together Week participants donated 4,212 hours of service at 58 events benefitting youth and the environment in the Portland metro area. Nonprofits served include 32 different local organizations including Portland YouthBuilders, AC Portland, and the Oregon Food Bank.

*Player availability subject to change

2014 Stand Together Week Schedule

Date

Time

Organization (Timbers/Thorns Player)

Activity

Mon., June 16

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Rhododendron Garden maintenance at Rood Bridge Park

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity (Bend, Ore.)

Assist at home-build site in Bend

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids

 

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Schoolhouse Supplies

Sort and prep donated school supplies

 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Outward Bound

Sorting and packing food donations

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Virginia Garcia Memoria Foundation (Courtney Niemiec)

Help run a community day soccer clinic

 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland YouthBuilders (Angie Kerr)

Lead garden redevelopment and maintainence

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland (Michelle Betos)

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

Tues., June 17

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity Portland Willamette West

Assist at a home-build site

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Help repackage quality food donations

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteers of America

Participate in a variety of activities with mentally challenged adults and children

 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ReBuilding Center (Jackie Acevedo, Rebecca Moros)

De-nailing salvaged lumber

 

12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Willamette West (Paul Riley, Michael Demakis, Jessica McDonald)

Assist at a home-build site

 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland Parks & Recreation East (Nikki Marshall, Meleana Shim)

Assist in mulching and invasive species removal

Wed., June 18

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

I Have a Dream (Rebecca Moros, Sarah Huffman, Sinead Farrelly)

Help in construction of "reflection garden" at Alder Elementary School

 

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank (Jessica McDonald, Jackie Acevedo)

Help repackage quality food donations

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland (Meleana Shim)

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

 

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Kateri Park (Emily Menges, Sinead Farrelly)

Lead youth art activities

 

4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Volunteers of America (Amber Brooks, Courtney Niemiec)

Assist in a variety of music, art, gardening and crafting activities

Thurs., June 19

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division (Diego Valeri, Fanendo Adi)

Cleaning and organizing food and clothing donations

 

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Library (Maximiliano Urruti, Jorge Villafaña)

Lead a Summer Reading Kickoff Party at Shute Park Branch

 

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tigard Public Library (Andrew Weber, Diego Chara)

Assist in shelving, sorting and searching for books

 

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Growing Gardens (Ben Zemanski)

Help beautify the school garden at Ockley Green 4th-8th Grade campus

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance (Steve Zakuani, Darlington Nagbe)

Play soccer with local youth

Fri., June 20

9 a.m. - 12 noon

City of Tualatin

Remove English Ivy from trees and surrounding area

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids

 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Cycling Center (Danny O’Rourke, Jack Jewsbury)

Clean and refurbish donated kids' bikes

 

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank (Michael Nanchoff)

Sort and repack bulk foods

 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Zenger Farm (Alvas Powell, Kalif Alhassan)

Farm work party

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland (Norberto Paparatto, Rodney Wallace)

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

Sat., June 21

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation East

Assist in mulching and watering

 

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation West

Invasive species removal

 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harrison Park SUN School (Impact NW) (Michael Harrington, Pa Modou Kah, Will Johnson, Rauwshan McKenzie)

Build school/community garden

 

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Brightside Animal Clinic (Bend, Ore.)

Sort, price and lay out donations for sale

 

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Beaverton Giving Gardens (Tualatin Valley Gleaners)

Helping at the community garden

 

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Planting, weeding and painting at the community garden

Sun., June 22

9 a.m. - 12 noon

SOLVE

Garden maintenance

 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fences for Fido Central OR (Bend, Ore.)

Make handcrafted pet beds

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.