PCC students make
Off the Sideline video a reality 
When we met a group of PCC students at a Trail Blazer Rip City 5050 Raffle, we knew we were chatting with a special group of young adults. So we were thrilled when they approached us a few weeks later offering to create a video promoting the work we do in the community. 
We’re so grateful to the PCC team for selecting our organization for their business communications class project. Many thanks to Dallas Brown, Byron Gilmer, Nickolas Hoffman, Julian Olivas and Vivianna Vorasai for their professionalism and creativity! And thanks to Monique Shellmire from our community partner SEI, the Davis family, and our own executive director Leslie Mestman for telling their stories.
Oliver Elementary Otters score big
Our community partners have helped us identify and remove financial barriers for nearly 400 kids to play team sports. So when Metropolitan Family Service let us know that Oliver Elementary students wanted to play soccer, we jumped at the chance to help secure spots for them with the East Side Timbers soccer club.
Here’s what Desiree Gutierrez, the SUN Community Schools site manager who assembled the team, had to say: “Kids are having a blast playing soccer. Not one student has missed practice or a game!!!! That’s amazing for us because we struggle with attendance at our school. Our kids have been working really hard as a team and also working on communication and also other team building skills. We are 5-0 with East Side Timbers and are also first place in our SUN community tournament.”
Northwest Natural continues support with new grant
Northwest Natural again demonstrated their commitment to the community and their support of us as we create results that change kids lives. Their latest donation, a $2,500 operating grant, was given “to support the important work that your organization does to level the playing field for all youth athletes.”
Thank you, Northwest Natural, and all of our sponsors. We couldn’t do it without you!
Upcoming event
Join us at the Portland Parks and Recreations Summer Free for All event.
Thursday, August 15
Laurelhurst Park
SE 37th Ave. and Oak Street
Music: DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood & Bhangra dance
Movie:Slumdog Millionaire (2008) PG
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn. Movies begin after dusk.
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