You can almost hear the sound of foot to ball as three local partners teamed up to provide a sizeable donation to improve or build local soccer fields.
The Portland Timbers, along with the city of Portland and Adidas, today announced the recipients of three field grants, totaling $75,000 in grant money.
A grant of $25,000 was awarded to Hacienda Community Development Corporation, while Friends of Grant Athletics received a $10,000 grant. The Forest Heights Soccer Club Field Improvement Team received a $20,000 grant from the Timbers and an additional $20,000 grant from Adidas.
"Community outreach is one of the cornerstones of our club's mission," said Portland Timbers President Merritt Paulson. "Through these field grants, we continue our commitment to increasing access to soccer for youth around the city."
Hacienda Community Development Corporation will use its money to build a futsal field in Portland's Cully neighborhood.
Forest Heights Soccer Club Field Improvement Team will build micro-turf pitch adjacent to Forest Park Elementary School in Portland for use by the students and surrounding community.
And Friends of Grant Athletics will use the grant money to help fund a new full-size turf soccer field and a smaller grass field for use by both the school and community.
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