Basketball Recap and Video

Respect Group Shot

  As the Portland Trailblazers are set to begin the 2014 NBA Playoffs, it means that AC Portland’s 2014 Winter Basketball programming has come to a close. AC Portland’s 10 week pilot basketball program ran at two Multnomah County SUN School locations this winter, Oliver Elementary and Cesar Chavez School. Each school had a girls and boys basketball team that showed amazing improvement and

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2014 National Poetry SLAM


It’s a wrap! The 2014 National Poetry SLAM in New York City was a huge success for two AC Portland poets. Aslan Newson and Nathan Chuc both won the trip to New York by dedicating themselves in the class room and on the soccer field. Aslan is a student at Markham Elementary School where she has participated in AC Portland’s after-school program for two

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Raise 2014

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Give the Gift of Sport It’s been said that soccer is the great equalizer. We couldn’t agree more. That’s why AC Portland was started. Our goal is to help kids grow into happier, healthier, more creative people, all with the help of the beautiful game. And while we can’t fix the education budget shortfalls that affect Portland schools, we can do something about it.

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Portland Timbers, AC Portland, STAND TOGETHER With Pointstreak 5050

raffle winner 2013

After a successful first season of running the 5050 Raffle, the Portland Timbers, AC Portland, Stand Together, and Pointstreak 5050 are anticipating an exciting and prosperous 2014 season continuing their partnership.  At each match, fans are able to purchase raffle tickets in hopes of winning half of the money earned during the game. The other half benefits AC Portland and Portland Timbers Community Fund.

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“The Original Timber” to preview the 2014 World Cup


U.S. soccer fans delighted in a successful 2013, as the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) won the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup and held their own against some of the best national teams in the world. With the FIFA World Cup mere months away, all eyes are on the USMNT as they set out to prove that 2013’s success was no fluke. Portland Timbers

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Basketball is Off and Running

Chavez BBall

To ring in the New Year, AC Portland launched its first basketball program. Serving two schools in the Portland area, Oliver Elementary and Caesar Chavez. AC Portland is very excited about this new venture and so far the season has been running smoothly.  The basketball program is based on the Portland Trail Blazers Respect Campaign and will run for 10 weeks. Long-term the program

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poetry slam 2013

AC Portland and America SCORES Presents: GET LOUD Poetry SLAM 2013 November 16th 1:00pm-3:00pm University Of Portland – Buckley Center Auditorium 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203 Student from 8 local elementary schools gather to share their unique voice. GET LOUD! also serves as the official regional qualifier for the national America SCORES Poetry SLAM held in New York City, NY. or 971-234-2755

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Basketball Has Arrived!

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AC Portland is proud to announce the launch of a brand new basketball program. The program is in conjunction with PeacePlayers International (PPI) and adidas Basketball. PeacePlayers International is a non-profit organization that brings children from communities in conflict together to play basketball. Our coaches and mentors work year round to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a more peaceful world.  

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Happy Birthday Eli

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Recently a very special young man did something most would consider unthinkable. For his birthday party, in lieu of gifts, he had his friends donate to AC Portland.  We invited Eli and his family out to the adidas Village to show them our offices and ask him a few questions about his big day. 1.  Can you please tell us what you did for

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