Great news delivered during half time at the Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes game on September 7, 2014. The Portland Timbers Community Fund announced that it will award 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance with a generous grant. The Portland Timbers Community Fund grant will support the two main arms of 4WU outreach – our scholarship program and summer soccer programs.
Our scholarship program supports individual players who seek to join local soccer clubs, both at the recreational and competitive level. The standard “pay-to-play” framework systemically prevents many impoverished players from participation. 4WU works with clubs to reduce typical club fees (usually by 75%), then covers the remaining expenses with scholarships.
Our summer soccer programs bring together over 100 children with volunteers from the surrounding communities and puts them on a level playing field. This connects the 1st and 3rd world cultures and promotes fair play, tolerance, and creativity.
To find out how you can join the PTCF in supporting 4th world youth, click here.