If you're a soccer fan in Portland and want to help Haiti rebuild at the same time, this post is for you! Tonight, the Portland Timbers face off against the University of Portland men's soccer team on the University's Merlo Field at 7 p.m. In this charity match, the Timbers will field a team of guest players and trialists against returning members of the University of Portland squad that reached the third round of the 2009 NCAA tournament.
Tickets are only $7 and all proceeds raised at the event will support Mercy Corps' programs in Haiti, which are helping create jobs, restart the economy, help children cope with trauma and much more. There will be a silent auction of signed Timbers jerseys other sports memorabilia during the match. Proceeds from the auction items will also benefit Mercy Corps.
Hope to see you there for some great soccer for a great cause!
From the Pilots: http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2010/2/8/MSOC_0208100837.aspx