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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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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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ThanksKicking 2016 raises $2,500 for our kids

ThanksKicking 2016 was a huge success. Between sponsors and team fees, we raised over $2,500 for the kids of 4WU, and we had two solid days of futsal fun doing it! Every field was rocking Saturday and Sunday, and the atmosphere was friendly competition all the way. Teams came from as far as Salem and Seattle to play! […]

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Thankskicking 2016 is coming up!

Sign up for futsal fun at Thankskicking 2016!

Thankskicking, the annual 4 Worlds soccer charity tournament, is set for the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 and 27, at Rose City Futsal. It’s only $250/team for a guaranteed four games at this two-day tournament. There are divisions from u-8 through adult, with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday, scheduled close together for your convenience. We recommend having […]

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Summer Wrap-Up: 4WU reaches more kids than ever with soccer in the park

Summer soccer is our core program, and it’s growing at a steady pace. This summer, we resurrected an old site, Vance Park in far Southeast, adding it to McCoy and Powell parks, and added a second summer coordinator for the first time ever. More sites and coordinators mean more kids and teens with something safe […]

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We need drivers for kids like Manusha

Drivers wanted! Manusha’s family emigrated to Portland from the Congo, via South Africa. We first met him and his brother Miradi in Powell Park where they showed up for one of our summer soccer nights. Like many of our kids they had the talent and desire to play competitively, so we found them local teams, paid their fees, […]

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Miradi’s story

Miradi’s story Miradi’s parents emigrated to Portland from the Congo, via South Africa, with six kids in tow. We met Miradi and his brothers in Powell Park, near the Kateri housing development where they live. This summer, Miradi made it through tryouts for Portland’s Northeast United Soccer Club, and his younger brother Manusha made it onto Southeast Soccer Club. Both […]

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Summer soccer is the foundation of our work

Twice a week, all summer, at three parks all over Portland, 4WU provides safe, fun soccer for kids of all ages and skill levels. The kids get real games with positive support from volunteers of all ages, including local high-schoolers, at locations they can walk to. The parks–Vance, McCoy, and Powell–are strategically located to serve the […]

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