PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland today designated Aug. 4-10, 2013, as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week during an official proclamation presented by Mayor Charlie Hales at the Portland City Council meeting Wednesday. In its second year, Stand Together Week is a citywide initiative bringing the community together in support of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.
In 2013, Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of upwards of 30 volunteer projects, benefitting more than 20 organizations focused on youth and the environment across the Portland metro area.
Fans are invited to volunteer and team up with Timbers players, mascot Timber Joey, select Portland Thorns FC players, Timbers alumni ambassadors and club staff on the various projects. All available Timbers and Thorns FC players will volunteer their time to at least one project during the week. A complete schedule of events and activities can be found here.
Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, CenturyLink, Coca-Cola and Providence Health & Services, Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform, commences Sunday, Aug. 4, with a community cleanup of Dairy Creek Park in Hillsboro. Each project will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community, and activities range from outdoor park/garden maintenance to construction projects and aiding in special youth initiatives.
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.
Portland Timbers Stand Together Week Proclamation
Whereas, the city of Portland is proud to be the home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns, our professional soccer teams; and
Whereas, the Timbers and Thorns are committed to giving back to our community; and
Whereas, the City of Portland is proud to partner with the Timbers and Thorns in organizing “Stand Together,” a week of community service from August 4 through August 10, 2013; and
Whereas, close to 1,000 Stand Together volunteers including Timbers and Thorns players, the Timbers Army, coaches, ambassadors, staff and community members will come together for a week of service; and
Whereas, Stand Together volunteers will participate in over thirty community events and projects throughout Portland; and
Whereas, community service projects will include building homes, tending gardens, restoring local parks, pulling ivy, painting schools, and more; and
Whereas, Stand Together will support local, mission-driven non-profits, including AC Portland, Portland YouthBuilders, Friends of Trees and Hands on Greater Portland, among others; and
Whereas, Stand Together Week is a call to action by the City, the Portland Timbers, and our community partners to inspire people to give back through community service;
Now, therefore, I, Charlie Hales, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do herby proclaim August 4-10, 2013 to be
Portland Timbers Stand Together Week in Portland, and encourage all residents to recognize and join in this week of service to our community.
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 Greater Portland area through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.