Off the Sideline scholarships now available statewide in Oregon 
Since 2016, we've provided more than 400 scholarships to marginalized youth in the Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. With the addition of three new community partners – Friends of the ChildrenRiverside Community Outreach and Every Child Coos County – we now provide scholarships to youth in grades five through nine throughout Oregon.
 
                 
 
Friends of the Children is a non-profit mentoring organization that helps provide youth in the community with a great need, a supportive mentor throughout their childhood. Miles Allen, Friends of the Children Portland, says, “Youth in the program are living in poverty or are in foster care, and do not have access to funding to play sports. Opportunities like this will allow youth in the program to pursue their passion and participate in sports with their peers. We know this will help to support the outcomes and goals that they all hope for.”
 
Riverside Community Outreach and Every Child Coos County are affiliates of Every Child Oregon, an organization partnering with Oregon’s Department of Human Services to aide vulnerable children in foster care and to support foster families. "Every Child Coos County is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Off the Sideline and looks forward to seeing the impact sports scholarships will have on our foster families,” says Melissa Hart from Coos County. “The stipend foster parents receive doesn't cover the additional expense of sports participation and the state often isn't able to reimburse for these costs. Support from Off the Sideline will no doubt make a huge difference in the lives of kids and foster families in our community." 
Support us on Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. When you support Off the Sideline on Dec. 3, and every day, you help scholarship recipients like 12-year-old Sienna channel her innate abilities in gymnastics and Terrence at Ockley Green Middle School stay in basketball. We believe all kids deserve to benefit from the social and health advantages of team sports participation. Your gifts of time, money and action help us get and keep kids in the game.
 
Save the Date: Annual Fundraiser 
 
March 5, 2020 | 5:30-7:30 pm
World Trade Center
Portland
 
Please email us at info@offthesideline.org if you have an item you would like to donate to our silent auction or would like be an event sponsor. Tickets for the event go on sale Jan. 2, 2020.
 
 
Choose AmazonSmile when you shop
Cyber Monday is Dec. 2, but you can help support Off the Sideline anytime you shop on Amazon. If you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to us. Visit smile.amazon.com and select Off the Sideline as your chosen charity.
 
 
 

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