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We need more drivers like Jessica Perak

Describing Jessica Perak as “a 4WU driver” is accurate but falls far short of who she is and what she does. Perak is a friend, a confidant, a teacher and a fan of the five 4WU players she transports to practice each and every week, proof that one person can make a big difference. Four Worlds is […]

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Donors outfit 4WU players for a summer of fun

On June 28 at McCoy Park, our summer soccer location that serves the kids of New Columbia housing development, volunteers and coaches handed out bags of soccer gear to all comers. We coordinate these giveaways throughout the year, soliciting and storing shoes, shin guards, clothing, water bottles and balls from donors like Adidas, Nike, plus local […]

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2017 our best summer yet for Soccer in the Park

At the core of our mission at Four Worlds United Soccer Alliance is our city-wide Soccer in the Park program. Located near low-income housing at points around the city, these safe weekly sessions of open play are where we first meet most of our kids, begin mentoring them, meet their parents, and identify those that might […]

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Timbers goalie’s save nets $500 for Four Worlds United

Not only did the Timbers show up in force for our soccer-in-the-park program this week, on Friday June 2 they made us the designated partner for the MLS Every Save Makes a Difference program, which donates $500 for every save a team’s goalie makes during a given game. Unfortunately, the Timbers dominated San Jose on Friday night at […]

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Four Worlds kids post 100% record in summer tryouts

This May our tireless volunteers drove 15 kids to tryouts all around Soccer City, for competitive teams like Northeast United, PCU, East Side Timbers, and Southeast Soccer Club, and every player earned a spot on their respective team. It’s what we do: mentoring kids at pickup soccer games in the park, finding out who can play competitively, driving them to tryouts […]

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Timbers and Thorns kick it with our kids in Powell Park

Every year in June, as part of the Portland Timbers’ Stand Together Week, major celebs from the Portland Timbers, T2, and Portland Thorns show up to play soccer in the park with the kids of Four Worlds United. It is a simple event, just players, coaches, volunteers, and kids having a kick-around, but it’s all love. […]

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Four World’s Molly Starr hosts two players from Cameroon

In late 2016, our friends from the Portland Timbers Academy contacted Four Worlds to see if we knew anyone who could take in two kids from Cameroon for a six-month home stay. One of our own local success stories, Momo Hassan, plays for the Academy and the coaches thought we might have the answer for their […]

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Four Worlds gets $5,000 grant from Nike/Providence Play It Forward program

In support of the positive impact we have on kids’ lives, Nike and Providence Health & Services recently donated $5,000 to Four Worlds United Soccer Alliance. As always, every dollar will go to direct support of our young people, from players fees to field supervisors. This “Play It Forward Award” is part of the Oregon Sports Awards’ fall 2017 […]

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It's always hardest to find the right-size shoes for every kid!

50 happy kids get geared up at Vance Park

Our hard-working board members met 50 kids and their families at one of our summer soccer locations to hand out the equipment the young players will need for 2017. It always feels amazing to see the kids smile big when they get the perfect cleats, socks, shinguards, duffel bags and even warmup clothes for the sport they love. Moms and […]

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ThanksKicking sponsors deliver with cash and prizes

Not only did our post-Turkey-Day kick-around draw a record number of teams to Rose City Futsal over the weekend of Nov. 26 and 27, but it also drew a generous helping of cash donations and prizes from our sponsors, bringing our grand total of funds raised to over $2,500. We received generous checks from Indoor Billboard, Molly Starr […]

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