Milltown United Chosen As Portland Timbers Adopt a Club Program
PORTLAND, Ore. — At a luncheon today at JELD-WEN Field, the Portland Timbers introduced six local clubs as part of the team’s 2011 Adopt-a-Club program.
Through the program, clubs are assigned a Timbers player who will help mentor and coach the youth players at the club.
Timbers general manager/technical director Gavin Wilkinson spoke to representatives from the six selected clubs in the D.R. Horton Community Room at JELD-WEN Field this afternoon, introducing them to their Timbers players.
The participating clubs will also receive exclusive benefits throughout the season, including a private clinic from their Timbers mentor, fitness tips from Timbers strength & conditioning coach Karim Derqaoui, a private coaching session with Timbers community ambassador Scot Thompson, as well as on-field recognition for one youth player at a Timbers home game later this season.
Clubs were selected from a large number of applicants.
The following clubs were selected for this year’s Adopt-a-Club program:
Eastside United FC (Kalif Alhassan)
Milltown United Soccer Club (Futty Danso)
Prairie Soccer Club (Jeremy Hall)
Hillside Soccer Club (Jake Gleeson)
Mount Tabor Soccer Club (Sal Zizzo)
Together, the six clubs serve over 5,000 youth players, 600 of whom are scholarship players.