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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Soccer Pub grand opening raises $500 for 4WU

The June 11 Toffee Club grand opening was huge success, both for the new British-style soccer pub and for 4WU. Thanks to the pub’s generous profit-sharing, we netted $500, which will go directly to players fees, making this summer special for more than a few local kids. The pub was packed for the England and USA […]

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Timbers and Thorns show up to play in the park

Every year, as part of the Timbers Stand Together Week, the players show up at a few of our summer soccer sessions, making these nights extra special for the kids. That includes the Portland Thorns, one of the top teams in the National Women’s Soccer League. The kids love meeting the pros, many of which come […]

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Barefoot 3×3: Hot feet and good times

Portland’s coolest soccer fest, Barefoot 3×3, was a hot time this year, with the turf temperature topping 150 degrees, but somehow we all survived and had an awesome time! Four Worlds United was in the thick of the carnival area, running the new-and-improved ball launcher, and spreading the good word about what we do. From the looks of […]

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Support 4WU at new soccer pub’s all-day street party

Even before opening officially, the Toffee Club (named for Everton Football Club in England, not the candy) has already made a splash on Hawthorne by transforming a once sleazy and dilapidated building into a true English soccer pub. Run by a family, this pub’s unique approach will welcome kids into the mix as well as […]

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