The Timbers Army
is on the warpath for a good cause: It's leading a fundraising effort to help Jefferson High School's girls and boys soccer teams buy new team uniforms.
Tonight during the game against Puerto Rico,
Timbers fans will be collecting donations outside PGE Park at the Timbers Army van on the corner of SW 20th Avenue and SW Morrison Street.
There's more information about the Army's efforts on the group's website.
Andy Kulak, a Jefferson teacher who coaches the varsity girls team, says it will cost about $2,000 to outfit both the girls and boys teams. But even if the Timbers Army and other fans donate all the money to pay for the uniforms, players have to pay additional $175 fees to participate. (That fee is $35 per student for teenagers who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.) The girls' season starts Sept. 14. Boys have their first game Sept. 9. So time is of the essence.