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4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance September Newsletter
Save the Date   Friday, November 29th
First Annual TURKEY BURNER FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
to benefit 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance at Portland Futsal.
Visit 4worldsunited.org/events for more information.

Greetings From Coach Mark Verna and
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance,


Thanks to community support, we have expanded our Summer Soccer program to 3 locations this year, bringing the game to over 100 children! We  placed 15 players at the competitive club level,  2 players were selected for the Olympic Development Program (RTC), and we are working hard to place 20 children at the recreational level this Fall.
 

Playing soccer in the US is expensive, and these children cannot afford to pay to play. 4WU breaks through this financial barrier, getting kids on the field and keeping them there. Your help allows us to meet needs such as:

  • Team and uniform fees

  • Paperwork translation and assistance with team registration and proof of identity/age

  • Transportation logistics for getting to practices, games, and tournaments

  • Access to local competitive and recreational clubs who might otherwise never reach these children

  • An introduction to coaching and basic skills through free summer soccer programs


4WU Needs Your Support

There are several ways you can support 4th world youth
and 4 Worlds United today:

Donate 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 “Donate” link, or you can send a check to:
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd #482
Portland OR 97206

Volunteer
There are several ways you can personally step in to make a difference:

Drivers
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.

Mentors
Many of the children we work with lack available and dedicated role models to help them stay on track with their lives.

Story Tellers
Can you create compelling images and evocative stories with your photos or words? If so we’d love to talk to you more about telling some of the stories of the kids we work with.


Advocate
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.

Sincerely,
Mark Verna
Founder and President
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, Portland Oregon

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What is a 4th World person?
A 4th World person resides in the 1st world but is isolated from that world due to cultural, language, and economic barriers. Often these players are recent immigrants or refugee families, arriving in the US with little knowledge of our customs and with limited skills to start their new lives. The children often suffer due to their isolation. One of the things that many of these children have is a deep love of soccer. 4WU builds on their desire to play soccer, using it to connect them to the larger game of life here, in their new home.
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Our mailing address is:
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd #482
Portland, Oregon 97206

4 Worlds United Soccer Association is a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.
 
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