Portland Timbers President Merritt Paulson on Monday presented a check for $20,000 to Concordia University representatives in northeast Portland on behalf of the professional soccer club as a contribution toward Concordia’s new athletic complex.
Concordia student-athletes, university officials and members of the Northeast United/Alameda Soccer Club, a local youth soccer club, were on hand to welcome the gift. The donation was part of the Timbers’ commitment to support the community and youth programs.
“This Timbers field grant is a substantial boost to the construction of the complex and for youth athletic programs that will benefit all of northeast Portland,” said Concordia Executive Vice President Gary Withers.
The estimated $7.5 million complex will be available for use by the Northeast United/Alameda Soccer Club, as well as provide a home for Concordia’s men’s and women’s soccer teams and the university’s baseball team.
“Our mandate of community outreach is one of the cornerstones of our mission,” Paulson said.
The complex is expected to be completed this fall.