Timbers Get Involved in the Community During Stand Together Week

Steve Dykes

The Portland Timbers are taking part in a number of community service activities next week and you are invited to join them.

The Portland Timbers and the Timbers Army give back to the community year round with events, donations, and, above all else, volunteer work. This week the Timbers have scheduled a full seven days of volunteer events to give us all a chance to get out into the community and give back alongside a number of Timbers players.

Many of the events are already full, but there are still plenty of opportunities to join in this week. You can see where help is needed and volunteer here.

The Timbers' press release:

TIMBERS’ STAND TOGETHER WEEK KICKS OFF SUNDAY
Fans invited to join Timbers players, staff in annual citywide volunteering initiative

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers’ second-annual Stand Together Week, a citywide initiative bringing the community together in support of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the metro area, begins Sunday with a cleanup event at a local park in Hillsboro, Ore., and runs through Saturday, Aug. 10.

Sunday’s kickoff event and project for Stand Together Week will include the maintenance of walking paths and removal of invasive weeds in an 18-acre natural area at Dairy Creek Park, with volunteers and Timbers players Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson and Diego Valeri.

Fans are invited to volunteer and work alongside Timbers players, club mascot Timber Joey, select Portland Thorns FC players, Timbers alumni ambassadors and club staff on various projects. All available Timbers players will volunteer their time to at least one project during the week. A complete schedule of events and activities, with participating players, is listed below.

Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, CenturyLink, Coca-Cola and Providence Health & Services, Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of almost 30 volunteer projects, benefitting more than 20 organizations focused on youth and the environment.

Each project during Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform, will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community. Activities range from outdoor park/garden maintenance to construction projects and aiding in special youth initiatives.

To sign up as a volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, please visit www.portlandtimbers.com/standtogetherweek.

2013 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change)

Date

Time

Organization

Activity

Club Rep./Player

Sun., Aug. 4

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Community park cleanup at Dairy Creek Park

Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson and Diego Valeri

Mon., Aug. 5

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Portland YouthBuilders

Leading youth activities

Steven Evans

2-4 p.m.

Growing Gardens

Youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School

Sebastián Rincón

3-5 p.m.

Schoolhouse Supplies

Sort and prep donated school supplies

David Horst

5:30-7 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance

Play soccer with local youth

Bright Dike

4-6 p.m.

AC Portland

Run a youth soccer clinic at the Hacienda Futsal court

Dylan Tucker-Gangnes

Tues., Aug. 6

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East

Assist at home-build site

Dylan Tucker-Gangnes

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Zenger Farm

Farm work party

Jake Gleeson

1-3:30 p.m.

Portland Parks & Recreation – East

Community park clean up at Mt. Tabor

Mikael Silvestre

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Cleaning and organizing the food pantry

Thorns FC’s Becky Edwards

Wed., Aug. 7

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Friends of Tryon Creek

Community park clean up, invasive ivy removal

Timber Joey, Alumni Ambassador John Bain

12:30-2:30 p.m.

"I Have a Dream" Oregon

Painting a mural and garden work at H.B. Lee Middle School.

David Horst

12-4 p.m.

OMSI

Lead science activities around OMSI

Bright Dike

1:30-4:30 p.m.

ReBuilding Center

Salvaging building materials and landscaping

Sebastián Rincón

4:15-6 p.m.

Kateri Park

Leading youth art activities

Brent Richards

4-6 p.m.

AC Portland

Run a youth soccer clinic at the Hacienda Futsal court

Steven Evans

Thurs., Aug. 8

9 a.m. to 12 noon

American Red Cross – Oregon Trail Chapter

Help assemble kits for blood drives

Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban, Thorns FC’s Becky Edwards

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Children’s Book Bank

Clean, repair donated books

Timber Joey

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Playworks

Clean, paint playground area at Jason Lee School

Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Cycling Center

Clean, fix donated bikes

Timber Joey

Fri., Aug. 9

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Hillsboro Public Library

Cleaning and sorting books for Children’s Book Blitz

Timber Joey

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers of America – Oregon

Landscaping and cleanup of VOA Family Relief Nursery

Sal Zizzo

1-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank – East

Re-packaging food for distribution across Oregon

Ben Zemanski

4-6 p.m.

AC Portland

Run a youth soccer clinic at the Hacienda Futsal court

Rodney Wallace

Sat., Aug. 10

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Harrison Park SUN School (Impact NW)

Help beautify the school grounds

Jose Valencia

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Harvesting and planting crops at the community garden

Kalif Alhassan

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Beaverton Giving Gardens

Laying down paths and garden maintenance

Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Alumni Ambassador John Bain


ABOUT STAND TOGETHER
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 Greater Portland area through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.

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