CHIPOTLE TO PRESENT $50,000 DONATION TO AC PORTLAND

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FIRST-EVER CHIPOTLE MLS HOMEGROWN GAME TO BE PLAYED ON AUG. 4 AT PORTLAND’S PROVIDENCE PARK DURING AT&TTM MLS ALL-STAR WEEK CHIPOTLE TO PRESENT $50,000 DONATION TO AC PORTLAND, LOCAL YOUTH SOCCER NON-PROFIT PORTLAND, Ore., JULY 23, 2014 – On Monday, August 4, 2014, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, Chipotle Mexican Grill presents the first-ever Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as part of the festivities

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Super Soccer Sunday!!! World Cup Party

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AC Portland is having an amazing, Super Soccer Sunday event, July 13th. There will be a large 24′ outdoor screen, family festival BBQ and family friendly Portland- Style beer garden. We have the viewing for the world cup final, Thorns game and the official viewing party for the Timbers game. The location of this event is at Paddy’s  (65 SW Yamhill st. Portland, OR 97204). It is only

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Raised the roof!

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Raise 2014 was more successful than anyone here at AC Portland could have imagined as we raised a net total of $41,457. Beyond just the money raised, having so many people come out to show their support for AC Portland’s work is very rewarding for the staff. The best part of the night was we were able to exceed all of our goals, including making

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Giving Back – 50/50 Winner Donates

Jeff Oeding

Jeff Oeding and his wife Emory became avid soccer fans when their three boys started playing youth soccer. Jeff Oeding roots for his hometown Timbers and makes a point of attending as many Timbers games as possible. During the Timbers’ first regular season home game, on March 8th, 2014, Jeff bought the winning ticket for AC Portland’s 50/50 Raffle. Instead of keeping the 3,875

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Congratulations Blazers and Thank You!!!

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The Oregonian had a wonderful article on May 15, 2014 about the Portland Trailblazers centered on a photo of the five Blazers starters sitting together in the final moments of their season. The players all spoke about what that picture symbolized. Each player brought up elements teamwork, camaraderie, and determination when facing adversity. The Blazers were there to pick each other up through adversity

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Spring Frenzy Comes to the adidas Village!

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AC Portland’s annual Spring Frenzy occurred last Wednesday and Thursday at the adidas Village. More than 150 children poured out of school buses to be a part of this AC Portland tradition. The players could hardly contain their enthusiasm as they got off the bus and raced down the stairs towards the adidas Soccer field. AC Portland’s Executive Director Ben Dudley and Program Coordinator

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Basketball Recap and Video

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  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

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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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