Portland Thorns FC will donate a portion of the 2022 NWSL Playoffs semifinal ticket proceeds to four local charities. Thorns FC players selected Girls on the Run, Girls Inc., SHE FLIES and Street Soccer - PDX as the benefiting recipients. The club has committed to donating a minimum of $100,000 across the organizations.
“Hosting an NWSL playoff match is a privilege that these players worked very hard for, and in turn the club and players wanted to use the occasion as an opportunity to connect with and benefit our community here in Portland,” Thorns FC general manager Karina LeBlanc shared. “To support their wishes, a portion of the proceeds from the game will be donated to Girls on the Run, Girls Inc., SHE FLIES and Street Soccer - PDX. Thorns players selected these charities for their tireless efforts to create safer environments for girls and women and their commitment to championing the youth in our community.”