Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) developed the Portland World Cup in 2010. The tournament brings to the pitch a celebration of cultural traditions and diversity, an enrichment event that links culturally diverse communities, the Portland community, and the City of Portland. This event is a gathering for Portland’s youth to kick for a common purpose.
This year, more than several city bureaus and local community organizations joined together to host the Portland World Cup at Delta Park. The 2014 tournament included 16 boys teams and 4 girls teams representing more than 20 countries and languages with almost 400 kids ranging from age 16-19.
PP&R recognizes the evolving demographics in the City of Portland and our vision is to:
Creative Youth Soccer Leaders
Eight talented culturally diverse youths from Haiti, Burma, Croatia, Mexico, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Portland worked with PP&R staff to organize the 2014 Portland World Cup. These eight youth were responsible for recruiting teams, coaches, sponsors, and mentors; organizing Career Week; developing and implementing the media strategy; and securing donations. Their work resulted in a successful event that truly represents the vision of cultural integration.
The goal of the Portland World Cup is to provide opportunities for Portland’s youth; to impart cultural knowledge and values; to create partnerships with culturally diverse communities, organizations, and the City of Portland; and to unify all of Portland by:
Stay tuned for 2015's tournament!