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Meet our player of the week, Trinity Miller!!

Trinity Miller is a 6th grader at Harold Oliver. Goooo Otters! Trinity is a valuable player to the Oliver basketball team. Trinity has played in the past, tackle football and softball but this is her first time playing basketball. Even though it is only her first year, her talent and character radiates through the gym. Trinity tells us that she strongly believes that sports

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Basketball Game Schedule!!

This last Saturday AC Portland sites had their first Basketball games of the season!! It was very exciting to see Oliver’s Otters, Markham’s Eagles, Cesar Chavez Cyclones and Whitman’s wildcats express their passion for the game. After putting in a lot of work into the unique practices they felt prepared for their games. The overarching themes that we emphasize during the practices are empathy,

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Basketball Training Success

On Friday January, 9th we held our second basketball training session. This event was an opportunity for coaches from our different sites, to come together and learn the program model and curriculum. This year’s coaches training featured Diana Cutaia who led the trainings through workshops and drills sessions. Our partnership with Diana has been key as we move forward with a Basketball Curriculum. Diana

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New Year, New Staff, Meet Kenny Adams!

Meet our newest staff member, Kenny Adams! Kenny has been hired to run the AC Portland 50/50 raffle. His job entails recruiting 20 volunteers on a regular basis for the raffle for over 40 Portland Timber soccer games, the Portland Thorns FC games and Portland Trail Blazer games. Kenny is also responsible for assisting Jared Hoffman, Program Manager who oversees an after-school program that

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4th Annual Poetry SLAM = Success!

On Saturday, Dec.13th, AC Portland hosted our fourth annual poetry slam at Warner Pacific College. Poet-athletes from eight schools joined our poetry slam to share their creativity and hard work. All students who were there participated in America SCORES this fall, a national program that combines soccer and literacy into an after school curriculum for 3rd-5th graders. It was a day packed with a

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Cooking Matters Grocery Tour!

  AC Portland has partnered with Oregon Food Bank Tour to provide Fred Meyer grocery tours to our families. The tour was held onsite at a local Fred Meyer grocery store. The tour lasted about two hours and it focused on important skills such as comparing unit prices, identifying three ways to purchase produce, finding whole grains and reading food labels. Our Cooking Matters at

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Meet our Player of the Week, Chaelerpaw Shee!

Meet Chaehlerpaw, a fifth-grader in our program at Davis Elementary that has been with us for three years. Chaelerpaw’s parents were born in Myanmar(Burma), and they escaped to Thailand as refugees, where Chaelerpaw was born. His father was a principal and a successful soccer coach at a school in Thailand. When Chaelerpaw was seven his family came to America. His father’s love for soccer

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MLS CUP FINAL VIEWING PARTY

AC Portland is teaming up with American Outlaws PDX for the MLS Cup viewing party!  It is Sunday, December 7th at Mad Greek Deli 12:00pm pst. Please join us and help support a fantastic nonprofit whose soccer-based curriculum provides opportunities for kids to be active and lead healthy lives.  A suggested $10 donation to Give!Guide for AC Portland is encouraged at the door. In exchange for

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