Level the Playing Field proceeds help fund more than 100 scholarships
Thank you to all who attended our second-annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Legacy Emanuel. Through your generous support we raised enough money to help us provide scholarships for more than 100 low-income and at-risk kids. We believe all kids deserve to benefit from the social and health advantages of team sports participation, and were honored to celebrate with others who share that belief.
Special guests Adrianna Franch
and Nat Borchers
provided inspiring and heartfelt stories. These Portland soccer greats also answered questions from the young athletes in our audience, and graciously hung out after their speeches posing for photos and signing autographs.
Executive Director Leslie Mestman presented our first annual Communitiy Builder Award winner to Dawit Ferede for going above and beyond to create connectedness in or community through the power of youth sports.
We also heard from Vanessa Bump from adidas
who, along with colleague Steven Mencos, announced that Off the Sideline will receive a portion of proceeds from all purchases made at the Portland adidas Employee Store between Nov. 9 and Dec. 5. For those of you who attended the event, be sure to make good use of your employee store pass!
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019 and beyond.