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Portland Timbers, T2, Thorns FC team up with local partners to present fourth-annual Stand Together Week June 8-14

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local community partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers, T2 and Portland Thorns FC will present their fourth-annual Stand Together Week from June 8-14. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.

On June 3, the city of Portland officially will proclaim June 8-14 as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week, while the state of Oregon also will issue an official proclamation on a date to be determined.

Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of upwards of 35 volunteer projects, benefitting more than 30 organizations focused on youth and the environment across the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to volunteer and team up with mascot Timber Joey, select Timbers, T2 and Thorns FC players and club staff on the various projects.

Supported by Presenting Partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Cricket Wireless, Daimler Trucks North America, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPTV FOX 12, Providence Health & Services, Simple, and University of Portland, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, June 8, helping the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division sort food for local families in need. Each project will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community. The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform, Stand Together, range from outdoor park/garden maintenance to construction projects and assisting in special youth and community initiatives. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants donated 7,012 hours of service at more than 100 events benefitting youth and the environment in the greater-Portland area. Nonprofits served include PlayWorks!, Growing Gardens, AC Portland and the Community Cycling Center, among many others.

Season ticket holders who sign-up for Stand Together Week can send in a photo of them volunteering at their event to rosecityrewards@timbers.com for 100 rewards points. In addition, any ticket holders that tweet the picture to the @rosecityrewards twitter account with the #STWeek hashtag will receive an additional 25 points.

For more information on the overall initiative, please visit www.timbers.com/standtogetherweek.

2015 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, June 8

9 a.m.-12 noon

Sunshine Division

Food donation sorting, emergency food box building and stocking shelves


11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Creating a safe and inclusive playground at Sifton Elementary


1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Portland Children's Museum

Assist with various landscaping projects


1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

AC Portland

Playing soccer and running organized activities for kids at Lincoln Park Elementary


1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

City of Tualatin

Removing invasive English ivy from Little Woodrose Park

Tuesday, June 9

12 noon-4 p.m.

Zenger Farm

Landscaping projects at Zenger Farm’s new facility, the Urban Grange.


3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Growing Gardens

Weeding quack grass out of the paths and beds at Davis Elementary


4 p.m.-6 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance

Help run soccer skills camp at Powell City Park

Wednesday, June 10

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids


1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Willamette Riverkeeper

Beach cleanup at Kelley Point Park


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Portland Community Gardens

Spring garden cleanup at Johns Community Garden


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Community Cycling Center

Beautify used and donated kids' bikes


3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Latino Network

Help Latino Network to run its summer day camp for youth in Rockwood


4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Medical Teams International

Help prepare medical supplies and equipment for shipment to more than 100 countries

Thursday, June 11

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Assist with home construction


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Oregon Zoo

Help with various landscaping projects


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids


1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Repack bulk food, sort canned food, label packages and complete mailing projects


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Friends of Trees

Help restore a section of Boeckman Creek


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec District

Clean up the natural areas of the Rock Creek Greenway

Friday, June 12

11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Create a safe and inclusive playground at Sifton Elementary


1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Help create a garden at Woodland Elementary


1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Repack bulk food, sort canned food, label packages and/or complete mailing projects


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Planting, weeding, painting and any other emergent tasks at Supa Fresh Youth Farm


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Hillsboro Public Library

Hosting crafts and games, and reading and sharing favorite books with the kids at Shute Park Branch Library


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

"I Have a Dream" Oregon

School-wide cleanup and beautification projects at Alder Elementary

Saturday, June 13

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Repack bulk food, sort canned food, label packages and/or complete mailing projects


1 p.m.-4 p.m.


Invasive plant removal, building structures and litter pickup at Malden Court Community Orchard


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tualatin School House Pantry

Plant squash and sunflowers at Tualatin Hilltop Church


2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tigard Public Library

Shelving, sorting, shelf-reading and helping with summer reading chores


2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

OPI/James John

Set up new netting for soccer goals and improve the surroundings of field at James John Elementary

Sunday, June 14

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Harper's Playground

Weeding, painting benches, spreading bark mulch and picking up litter


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Our United Villages

Work on de-nailing pieces of wood at the ReBuilding Center


1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Oregon Humane Society

Bark dust the dog walking path, prune bushes, weed, remove debris and invasive species

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 region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.