Jul 23rd, 2013
Fresh off being named Humanitarians of the Month by MLS WORKS in May, the Portland Timbers today announced a new charitable addition to the match-day experience at JELD-WEN Field. When the Timbers take the field for their next MLS regular season match in 2013, they will do so with a new partnerPointstreak 5050. The Timbers and AC Portland are teaming up together with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise funds for the Portland community and region through a new, electronic 50/50 raffle. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold through electronic handhelds equipped with thermal printers. Jackpot totals are displayed in real time on the south-end scoreboard, LED ribbons and monitors throughout JELD-WEN Field.
"The Timbers set aggressive goals in giving back to the Portland community. Not only is it a huge win for our fans to get to experience the Pointstreak 5050 system at every match, but it also helps us give back even more. This system is very successful in other professional sports leagues and we are proud to partner with AC Portland in bringing it to JELD-WEN Field." said Christa Thoeresz, Director of Community Relations for the Timbers.
Fans have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets from the time gates open until the 60th minute. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The remaining proceeds will benefit AC Portland and Portland Timbers Community Fund.
Chris Meyer of Pointstreak added, "We are truly proud to partner with the Timbers organization and their continued support of youth-serving organizations in the Portland area. Likewise, we could not be more excited to work with AC Portland as their passion and support for youth involvement in the game rivals any other organization in the world."
"AC Portland could not be more excited about the 50/50 raffle. The raffle proceeds will allow us to serve even more students in the Portland metro area. We strongly believe in the power of sport, especially soccer, to help transform lives. The Timbers, through Stand Together, share similar vision, which makes this partnership a perfect fit. Plus, it allows us to work even closer with the best MLS organization out there!" said Ben Dudley, Executive Director of AC Portland.
ABOUT PORTLAND TIMBERS COMMUNITY FUND:
The PTCF, an advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, supports charitable, nonprofit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3), with a tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County in Southwest Washington. Grant-seeking organizations must fall under one of the following areas of focus: youth education; youth sports; youth health and fitness; environmental awareness and activism with youth and families.
Through the club's community outreach platform, Stand Together, the Timbers' community mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving. For more on the Timbers community outreach programs and partners, visit www.portlandtimbers.com/stand-together.
ABOUT AC PORTLAND:
AC Portland supplies the tools to empower students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement. The organization began in 2011 with the vision to transform communities and serve hundreds of local students through youth soccer.
AC Portland program participants receive programming 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school activity. We run both the US Soccer Foundation's Soccer For Success Program and America SCORES program. These programs focus on helping all participants to develop the confidence and life skills they need to succeed. We believe that by taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to youth-development programming, and by focusing on kids who need it the most, we CAN make a positive difference both for the next generation.
For more details about AC Portland, visit www.acportland.org.
ABOUT POINTSTREAK 5050:
Pointstreak 5050 (Formerly 5050 Central), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc., is an electronic 50/50 raffle management system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The Pointstreak 5050 system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices, creating an effortless data collection system providing faster sales transaction, longer selling periods, accountability and substantial increases in average raffle proceeds. Pointstreak 5050 boasts some of sports' best brands as clients, including the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Braves, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets.
For more information, visit www.pointstreak5050.com.
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5050 Central is an electronic raffle system