NEW YORK (July 31, 2014) – In celebration of the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, and Stand Together, the charitable initiative of the Portland Timbers, are collaborating with Portland Parks & Recreation to host the MLS WORKS/Portland Timbers All-Star Community Day presented by Wells Fargo on Monday, August 4th in Montavilla Park.
As part of the celebration, members of the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star team, including Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) and Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC) will join Portland Timbers CEO Merritt Paulson, Timbers President of Business Operations Mike Golub, and Major League Soccer Chief
Continuing to foster an environment of reduced waste, recycled turf from Providence Park was installed as the surface of the new field.
Community members are encouraged to come out to enjoy carnival games and inflatables while cheering on more than 100 U-14 boys and girls from the adidas Portland Timbers Alliance Clubs as they compete in a round-robin futsal (five-a-side) tournament on the new field.
In addition to the tournament, children ages eight to 12 may register for age-based soccer clinics administered by the Portland Timbers Camps coaches. For more information or to register, families should call (503) 823-4101 or CLICK HERE.
Major League Soccer, through MLS WORKS, is committed to creating sustainable projects that support local youth programs and encourage healthy, active lifestyles. The new futsal court in Montavilla Park will not only serve as a lasting legacy of the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, but it also aligns directly with the Timbers’ mission to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the Portland metro area.
As the presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo will have 30 team members on-hand to help support the day’s activities. This volunteerism builds on the company’s deeper commitment to the Portland community, which includes over $10 million in support to schools and nonprofit groups across Oregon in 2013.
Media interested in covering the event are encouraged to contact: Lauren.Hayes@MLSsoccer.com for additional information.
Monday, August 4th
Montavilla Park - 8219 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220
· 8 AM – 1:30 PM: adidas Portland Timbers Alliance Clubs U-14 Boys’ and Girls’ Round-robin Futsal Tournament
· 10 AM – 4 PM: MLS WORKS/Portland Timbers All-Star Community Day presented by Wells Fargo
· 10 AM – 3 PM: Age-based Soccer Clinics led by Portland Timbers Camps Coaches
· 2:30 – 3:30 PM – AT&T MLS All-Stars Unveil Portland Timbers Field at Montavilla Park presented by adidas
In attendance will be 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star team, including Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) and Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC), Mayor of Portland Charlie Hales, Portland Timbers mascot Timber Joey, JoAnn Neale, Chief Administrative Officer of MLS; Portland Timbers Chief Executive Officer Merritt Paulson, Portland Timbers President of Business Operations Mike Golub, Wells Fargo VP of Sponsorships Nick Carey, Director of adidas Soccer North America Ernesto Bruce, Portland City Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz.
Media are asked to arrive by 2:15 p.m. - Individual interviews with All-Stars and executives will be held following the dedication ceremony.