PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Thorns FC will be wearing a one-time-only jersey during the team’s July 4 match against the Chicago Red Stars. Thorns FC will wear the popular red, black and white horizontal-striped jersey that will feature Providence Health & Services, Parklane Mattresses and GLOBOFUEL, mirroring the home and away kits. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on and win an auction package that includes these special jerseys.
This one-time Thorns FC jersey auction is now open and bidding will close on Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. (Pacific). All proceeds will benefit the club’s Community Fund (PTCF).
Specific auction packages give fans an opportunity to join select members of the team – including Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair and Nadine Angerer and head coach Paul Riley – on the field for a meet-and-greet to receive their signed, personalized Thorns FC jersey after the July 4 match against the Chicago Red Stars. All packages include the game-worn Thorns FC jersey and two tickets to July 4 match.
This one-time jersey will not be sold, but the striped training top, sponsored by Tire Factory, will be on sale online and at the Thorns FC store at Providence Park,
The PTCF, an advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, supports charitable, nonprofit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3), with a tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County in Southwest Washington. Grant-seeking organizations must fall under one of the following areas of focus: youth education; youth sports; youth health and fitness; environmental awareness and activism with youth and families.