#RAISE2015 a Success!

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 to announce that we’ll be expanding to 14 locations in the fall of 2015.

#RAISE2015 offered a number of fun activities and games that attendees took part in. The silent auction was a huge hit, with attendees bidding on items ranging from autographed sports memorabilia to tickets to Portland Timbers and Thorns games. Attendees also had their choice of games. Portland Timbers stars Darlington Nagbe and Nat Borchers were on hand to take on attendees in FIFA and in foosball, showing their skills aren’t just limited to the soccer field. KGW host Joe Donlon hosted our program, introducing attendees to Coach Caleb Porter, Darlington Nagbe, Nat Borchers, our two student poets, and Ben Dudley, our former Executive Director.

Make sure to check out some of the great photos from the event on our flickr page! You can see those here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132561325@N03/.

Thank you to our specials guests, including: KGW Host Joe Donlon, Portland Timbers Coach Caleb Porter, and Portland Timber stars Darlington Nagbe and Nat Borchers. We greatly appreciate their time and support.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Soccer Shots, Beef Northwest, Pacific Foods, Organic By Nature. Thank you adidas for providing the Conference Center & Lounge for our event. We’d also like to thank all of sponsors who made the evening possible, including: adidas Soccer, adidas Basketball, US Soccer Foundation, Portland Timbers, Active Children Board of Directors, Providence, Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, Northup Corporation, Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP, Patty Goffe, Bon Appetit, Portland Trail Blazers, Metropolitan Family Services, Hacienda, Boys & Girls Clubs, Neighborhood House, Impact NW, and LifeWorks Northwest.

Make sure to check out some of the photos from #RAISE2015 below.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you next year at #RAISE2016!



Attendees enjoyed great food, drink, and conversation.


Our student poets did a fantastic job!


Our student poets with KGW host Joe Donlon.


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


Nat Borchers scores a goal!


Darlington Nagbe takes on a fan in FIFA.





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