Register for "ThanksKicking"
Burn off your Turkey Hangover at our Fundraising Futsal Tournament! Nov 29-30 at Rose City Futsal
Rose City Futsal is rolling out the welcome mat for Futsal teams Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. This two-day tournament will support 4WUâ€™s Summer Soccer Programming. There are groups for youth, teens and adults, so players of all levels and ages are invited. Every team is guaranteed 4 games. Register your team right now at http://4worldsunited.org/thankskicking/
Our Summer Soccer Programs serve kids from some of Portlandâ€™s most vulnerable communities. Proceeds from the tournament will help us reach even more low-income soccer players in 2015. Come join the fun! Register now before all the slots are filled!
Stand Together Week w/ Timbers
Portland Timbers Midfielders Darlington Nagbe and Steve Zakuani shared their love of soccer with more than forty 4WU players, representing more than ten countries. Most 4WU players are refugees or immigrants; many of them are from Africa. Zakuani, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, articulately described the experience of refugee children, explaining that he too was a refugee in England. He said, â€œSoccer is a universal sport with a universal languageâ€ and he encouraged the kids to keep kicking the ball around. Nagbe, who is from Liberia, explained that playing soccer allows you to â€œforget about all your other worries.â€ Surprised by the talent on display at Powell Park, Nagbe was quick to smile when asked if he thought his presence might be inspiring. He said he hoped his visit might help 4WU players â€œget closer to their dreams.â€ The mission of Stand Together Week 2014 was to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the Portland Metro Area. To learn more about 4WUâ€™s Stand Together Event, watch this video clip.
4WU Needs Your Support
There are several ways you can support 4th world youth
and 4 Worlds United today:
Your donations will help these kids get past the "pay to play" system that keeps so many of them off the field.
As a 501c3 organization, your donations are tax deductible.
Click on the â€œDonateâ€ link, or you can send a check to:
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd #482
Portland OR 97206
There are several ways you can personally step in to make a difference:
This need is greater now more than ever. Our kids often need help getting to and from their soccer practices and games. You can drive two kids or a whole car-load, usually no more than once or twice a week.
Many of the children we work with lack available and dedicated role models to help them stay on track with their lives.
Can you create compelling images and evocative stories with your photos or words? If so weâ€™d love to talk to you more about telling some of the stories of the kids we work with.
Do you know someone who might be interested in helping us reach our goals? Forward this email to them, direct them to our website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed. Tell them about 4 Worlds United!
We at 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance thank you for your time and your help at any level. Working together, we can all make Portland "Soccer City USA" for every player that wants to get into the game.
Founder and President
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, Portland Oregon