Timbers unveil promotions for 2007

The Portland Timbers announced today the club’s promotional schedule for the 2007 season. The schedule features exciting giveaway items during 10 home matches beginning April 21 at PGE Park.

Topping the list of events are Timber Jim Bobblehead Night on July 13 (presented by Toyota) and the return of Bark in the Park on May 27, an event that allows fans to bring their dogs to watch the Timbers battle the expansion Carolina RailHawks.

Once again, the Timbers are teaming up with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for two special nights during the 2007 season. The Timbers will hold the second-annual Teddy Bear Toss on July 15, inviting fans to donate stuffed animals to kids at Doernbecher. After the Timbers’ score their first goal in the July 15 match, fans can throw their stuffed toys onto the field to be donated. Later in the season, the Timbers will join forces with fans to raise money for MDA with Jersey-Off-Our-Back Night on August 23. Through a silent auction, fans can bid on their favorite player’s game-worn jersey during the Timbers’ final home game of the 2007 season.

In addition to the giveaways, the Timbers’ promotional schedule also includes new day-of-the-week promotions for home matches, Thursday through Sunday at PGE Park. The day-of-the-week promotions consist of discounted food and beverage items or special activities, including post-game autograph sessions and events on the field.

2007 Promotional Schedule (subject to change)
April 21
– Opening Night presented by PGE / Schedule Magnets (first 1,500 fans)
May 11 – Beanie Caps presented by Cricket Wireless (first 1,000 fans)
May 13 – Mother’s Day Celebration / Timbers Mugs presented by Liquid Planet (first 500 moms)
May 25 – Timbers Team Photos (first 1,000 fans)
May 27 – Bark in the Park / Dog Bowls presented by Fred Meyer (first 250 dogs)
June 30 – Fiesta Latino Night presented by Cricket Wireless / Timbers Team Posters (first 1,000 fans)
July 13 – Timber Jim Bobbleheads presented by Toyota (first 2,000 fans)
July 15 – Annual Teddy Bear Toss benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
August 11 – Nike Night / Nike Mini-Soccer Balls courtesy of Tursi’s Soccer Store (first 1,000 kids 14 and under)
August 23 – Fan Appreciation Night / Jersey-Off-Our-Back Night benefiting the MDA

Day of the Week Promotions
– Miller Lite Thursdays presented by Jammin’ 95.5.
Friday – Comcast Family Feast Fridays presented by Zenner’s, offers a variety of discounted concession items including $1 hot dogs, Dasani water and ice cream desserts.
Saturday - Fred Meyer Saturdays presented by 98.7 KUPL & KINK fm 102, jazzes up the atmosphere with clowns, face painters and more.
Sunday - American Family Insurance Kids Sundays presented by Soft Rock K103, offers extra activities for kids, including post-game autographs, on-field events, playing on the field and more.

Click here to view the Timbers' 2007 promotional schedule.

The Timbers start their seventh USL First Division season on Saturday, April 21, versus the Puerto Rico Islanders at PGE Park at 7 p.m. A variety of season ticket options are available by contacting the Timbers ticket office at (503) 553-5555
. Individual-game tickets go on sale Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m.