The Global Assists program presented by simple, supports international soccer and social change programs. For each assist during the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC 2015 regular season home and away matches, One World Futbol and Stand Together will donate a nearly indestructible ball to programs working with underprivileged communities around the world. In addition, Stand Together will coordinate sending balls to global communities with our players in the off-season.
Since it's launch in 2014, 120 balls have been donated!
One World Futbol brings the healing power of play to youth worldwide by making, selling and distributing ultra durable One World Futbols, soccer balls that survive the harshest environments. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Futbol Project delivers balls to disadvantaged communities where play and sport are used to foster social change.
Global Assists supports Stand Together’s work to improve the lives of youth through sport in high needs communities, in this case globally, often in places where our players come from. The program intends to continue to help grow the sport of soccer and leverage the impactful work that Mercy Corps, Grassroot Soccer, One World Futbol, Medical Teams International and our players are doing globally.
Most recently, the Portland Timbers delivered balls to youth while visiting Honduras during the CONCACAF Champions League. Read more about the event here.