Kateri Park kids make slime with Timbers and Thorns

As part of the 2018 Stand Together Week, the Portland Timbers and Thorns visited the property Kateri Park to make slime and have some fun with the kids of this community.

Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers and Thorns FC General Manager, Giovanni Savarese, head coach, along with Fanendo Adi and Larrys Mabiala joined Thorns Tyler Lussi and Kelli Hubly to participate of this event.

"These kids are coming from a long way, so to be here and make them smile and see them enjoy the moment is just fantastic", said Adi, footballer who plays as a striker for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.

With the help of local community partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers, T2 and Portland Thorns FC presented, during June 9 to June 15, their seventh annual Stand Together Week 2018. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supported dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city. Each year, the State of Oregon and City of Portland officially proclaim the week as the Portland Timbers & Thorns FC Stand Together Week.

Stand Together is the relationship between the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and their fans and signifies the commitment they have to being champions on and off the field. Since 2012, Stand Together Week participants donated 15,371 hours of service at more than 193 events benefitting youth and the environment in the greater-Portland area. This project range from outdoor park and garden maintenance to construction projects and assisting in special youth and community initiatives. 

 

 

Kateri Park is an affordable housing community run through Catholic Charities, located just south of Powell on 28th Avenue. In more than half of our apartments, the residents are refugees. The largest group is from Somalia, but we also have some Burmese and Ethiopian refugee families.

by / 2018-08-01 17:17:59 / Published in News

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