ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS
With an emphasis on soccer and inclusiveness, embracing all ability levels.
Keeping children healthy in our community by providing safe, structured areas and activities for play
With an emphasis on all students reading at their respective grade levels, as well as STEM programming.
Fostering a lifetime love of learning and literacy in our local children
With an emphasis on building local awareness and activism.
Growing the greenbelt and gardens in our city limits with the help of youth and their families
With an emphasis on championing BIPOC, LGBTQ+, gender, and disability equity initiatives.
Using the sport of soccer to evoke and inspire social change in our community and throughout the world
CHAMPIONS OF PLAY
Champions of Play aims to improve the amount and quality of equipment available to K-5 Physical Education programs in Portland metro area school districts. New equipment for play will be donated to each school included in the program. The equipment will be delivered by a PTFC representative to excite the children, remind them how important staying active every day is, and name them Champions of Play! Application HERE.
GIRLS OF THE GAME
Following the Thorns’ postgame walk around the pitch recognizing the crowd, our “Girls of the Game” present bouquets of roses to each of the players that score goals and our keeper when she records a shutout. These inspiring “Girls of the Game” are young women who are selected by our Stand Together partners for their outstanding work and dedication to the organization.
GIRL STRONG CLINIC
Stand Together hosts the “Girl Strong” clinic at Providence Park to encourage young women to lead healthy lives and be positive role models in their community. The girls are treated to a day of empowerment, play on the pitch, a tour of the Providence Sports Care Center and very special meet and greet's with some of their favorite Thorns players. Watch the 2017 recap.
ROSE CITY READERS
“Rose City Readers”, presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, magnifies the importance of children reading at their grade level and furthering their education. Studies show students who read by third grade are four times more likely to graduate on time, succeed in college and careers, and contribute to society. Because of this, Timber Joey and our players are dedicated to visiting schools in our community and motivating students to read.
SCIENCE OF SOCCER
This exclusive Stand Together x OMSI collaboration teaches a select number of “soccer scientists” how to break down the game of soccer through the lenses of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn by engaging in science experiments, problem solving, informational field trips and exchanging ideas. Watch 2017 recap.
SCORE A GOAL, PLANT A TREE
“Score A Goal, Plant A Tree” program with Friends of Trees and Daimler Truck North America creates lasting change in our neighborhoods. Through this initiative, the Timbers plant a trees within city limits to commemorate goals scored throughout the season – and then some! Since 2011, over 10,700 trees and shrubs have been planted which absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 1.9M pounds a year, remove 513,600 pounds of pollutants each year and intercept over 25.4M gallons of storm water runoff to keep our rivers clean. Learn more
The programs and community outreach of Somos Timbers highlight the Portland Timbers commitment to support our local Latino Community through fan engagement, youth development, accessibility to soccer, and overall health and wellness.
TIX FOR KIDS
We invite your organization to participate in "Tix for Kids!" Through the support of our generous sponsors, this program provides game tickets, free-of-charge to youth focused nonprofits. Check back soon for details on 2024 season.