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Nike, Adidas both sponsor international LGBTQ soccer tournament in Portland

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Nike and Adidas are partnering up to sponsor the 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship this summer.

The international LGBTQ soccer tournament will be in Portland this summer.

"We are thrilled that Nike and Adidas are both at the table for the LGBTQ community, for the nonprofit sports community, and for soccer here in Portland," said Max Wedding, Co-Chair of the tournament's host committee and board member at the Portland Netrippers Football Club. "It just shows how sport and community can bring people together. This is a proud day for Portland." 

The tournament, which brings together roughly 400 LGBTQ athletes from around the world every year, will take place in Portland August 6-13.

For more information about the tournament, visit IglfaPdx.org.

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