Spring Frenzy Recap


Active Children Portland held our annual Spring Frenzy at Providence Park on Saturday, May 16th. Over 160 students came out to participate in drills, skill stations, and scrimmages. The kids were thrilled to have the opportunity to play on the same field as the Portland Timbers and Thorns! We utilized the entire soccer field as Active Children Portland staff and coaches led students through

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#RAISE2015 a Success!

KGW Host Joe Donlon introduces Portland Timbers Coach Caleb Porter and star players Darlington Nagbe and Nat Borchers.

On Friday, April 10th, Active Children Portland hosted their annual #RAISE fundraiser at the adidas Village Conference Center & Lounge. On a night dedicated to celebrating youth creativity and athletics, 120 attendees came together to raise over $40,000. Thanks to these donations, and to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grant Active Children Portland received through the US Soccer Foundation, we’re proud

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AC Portland Hosts Spring Coaches Training

Program Manager Jared Hoffman directs spring coaches during a demonstration.

Active Children Portland held an annual training session designed to prepare coaches for the spring soccer program on Friday, March 20th. This daylong session was an opportunity for the 30 attendees, including coaches from AC Portland’s 11 different sites, to come together to learn about AC Portland’s program model, curriculum, and best practices. AC Portland Executive Director Ben Dudley and Program Manager Jared Hoffman led

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Help Us Grow! Raise 2015


Active Children Portland is proud to announce RAISE 2015! Presented by Soccer Shots, Organic By Nature, Beef Northwest, and Pacific Foods. We hope you can join us at the adidas Village Conference Center and Lounge in North Portland on April 10th for an evening dedicated to honoring youth, creativity and sports. We’re putting together the roster for RAISE 2015, and we want you to be

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Students Attend Blazers vs. Mavericks


Last Thursday, students from Markham, Whitman, and Cesar Chavez Elementary Schools attended the Portland Trail Blazers game. The kids had a great time rooting the Blazers on to victory in a potential playoff match up against the Dallas Mavericks. Thank you to Make It Better, Adidas Basketball, Neighborhood House and Impact NW for making Thursday night possible. The students had a great time, and

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RESPECT 2.0 PSA Featuring Kap

Kap and Dame

One of our Active Children Portland basketball players, Kap, from Whitman Elementary School, was recently featured in a PSA with Portland Trailblazer’s all-star point guard Damian Lillard. Respect_Kap from Trail Blazers on Vimeo. Special thanks to The Portland Trailblazers Foundation and Damian Lillard for allowing us to participate. We would like to thank adidas basketball for the great uniforms and shoes for our teams.

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This is the schedule for Basketball games Saturday, February 14th. The games will be a lot of fun, so please come out and support!! The Markham Eagles boys will be playing at Charles Jordan CC at 3:00pm. The Markham girls are playing at Markham at 11:20pm. The Oliver Otters are playing at 10:10am at Faubion. The Oliver girls will be playing at 11:20am at

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Volunteer for 50/50!!!


5050 Raffle Volunteers We are looking for volunteers to attend the Timbers and Thorns FC games to sell 5050 raffle tickets. The Timbers and Thorns FC 5050 Raffles are huge fundraising opportunities for AC Portland … meaning more kids throughout Portland will benefit!! Volunteers partner up to sell tickets to fans before the match until the end of half time and are then invited to

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