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2011 Portland World Cup
KBOO is a proud media partner for the 2011 Portland World Cup
VOZ’s 2nd Annual Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament
“Promoting Community Health and Cultural Exchange”
WHAT: A three-day soccer tournament and cultural festival promoting health, community, diversity and cultural exchange.
WHERE: Fernhill City Park, NE 37th Ave and Ainsworth St, Portland, Oregon
WHEN: Saturday September 3rd 9am-6pm, Sunday September 4th 10am-6pm, Monday September 5th 1pm-6pm
COST: FREE to attend the event , $200 registration fee for men’s teams, vendor registration fee varies depending on business (all details on website)
WHO: Voz Workers Rights Education Project, Soccer players, soccer fans, immigrants, immigrant families, service providers and community members interested in cultural exchange and outdoor fun!
Soccer is the most popular and beloved sport in the world. Voz understands the power of soccer as an organizing tool for immigrant community building and sustaining cultural values. Voz was founded in 2000 with the mission to secure and protect the rights of day laborers through organizing, leadership development and community education. In line with its mission, Voz has been organizing soccer games for its members for nearly ten years as a way to promote health and community within the organization. The Portland World Cup is an event that reaches beyond Voz members to engage all immigrant and non-immigrant groups in a cultural exchange. The tournament will bring people of diverse backgrounds together, encourage cultural pride and exchange, as well as provide education and information about health and health service. Along with the actual soccer tournament there will be music, performances, dancing, informational booths, preventive health screenings, food vendors, games, art for children and much more!
The Portland World Cup is organized by a dedicated and diverse group of volunteers including day laborers, sponsors, students, along with our organizational partners, which include the Society for Haitian Art, Culture and Support, the Timbers Army 107-ists, the Cascade AIDS Project, IRCO, and the Josiah Hill Clinic.
The event is sponsored by Voz Workers Rights Education Project, It Starts Here Campaign; Campaign for a Healthy and Active Multnomah County, Nike Employee Fund for Oregon Community Foundation, City of Portland Composts, Northwest Heath Foundation, O.Y.E., and KBOO Community Radio.
CONTACT: Lizzie Fussell
1131 SE OR
Portland, OR, 97214