Simple announcement, 12.12.14

Portland Timbers, Simple announce multiyear partnership

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced a multiyear, multifaceted agreement with Simple, as the Major League Soccer (MLS) club’s official online banking partner.

As part of this unique collaboration, Simple will serve as the presenting partner for both the Timbers preseason tournament, which in its fourth year will be known as The Simple Invitational, and the Timbers’ 2015 season. Additionally, Simple holds exclusive logo rights on all Timbers training apparel, to be worn during training and pregame; marking the first branding partnership of its kind in MLS.

“We are thrilled with our innovative new partnership with Simple,” said Timbers President of Business Operations Mike Golub. “Simple is a dynamic and rapidly growing company that shares the Timbers’ commitment to our community, our sport, our supporters and delivering a best-in-class experience.”

Together, the Timbers and Simple will collaborate on a number of community outreach activities, including a youth financial literacy program and Stand Together Week. This annual, seven-day initiative inspires more than 1,000 volunteers to join the Timbers on dozens of nonprofit and improvement projects throughout Portland and the surrounding area.

“The Timbers have built one of the best experiences in sports by actively engaging their passionate fan base,” said Jen Wagner, Simple’s Sponsorship Marketing Manager. “In the same way, Simple puts its customers at the heart of everything we do. This was a natural fit and we’re excited to introduce a partnership that’s the first of its kind,” she continued.

Fans can expect to see Simple prominently represented on multiple Timbers platforms, including a variety of digital channels, onsite at Providence Park, and at the adidas Timbers Training Center in Beaverton, Ore.

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