Off the Sideline doubles
scholarship spend in 2018
In our third year of offering scholarships, Off the Sideline more than doubled the dollar amount of scholarship awards over 2017. With social equity at our core, this year's scholarship recipients included the following:
Our second annual fundraiser in October featured Portland soccer greats Nat Borchers and Adrianna Franch. The event not only allowed our supporters and sponsors to meet and learn more about Off the Sideline, it also netted funds to sponsor more than 80 youth scholarships in 2018.
Another 2018 highlight was the opportunity to participate in Rip City 5050 Raffle at two Portland Trail Blazer games, with volunteers selling enough tickets to provide nearly 20 scholarships.
Our 142 scholarship recipients in 2018 participated in a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, track and field, and volleyball.
Thanks to all of our volunteers, community partners, and individual and corporate funders who helped make 2018 our most successful year ever. We look forward to even greater success in 2019.