It’s been quite a season for all of us in and around the Timbers Army. As your capos, we’d like to thank every single soul who joined us in the North End and helped the greatest football supporters the world has ever seen create a season full of magic.
Before it ends, we have one more request of you.
You may take it for granted that you’ll be at the next match, singing and chanting yourself hoarse. You’re from the North End and you’re there to make some noise, right?
But what if you couldn’t?
What if the joyful soundtrack of the Timbers Army was off-limits to you?
You wouldn’t be alone.
Every summer, the Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp, located in Pendleton, provides a mix of summer activities and intensive hearing and speech therapy for kids with communication difficulties. The camp is open to kids from 6-16. This summer, Meadowood launched additional programs focused on helping children and families affected with social learning issues, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD and others.
Their increased capacity and continued work makes supporting them all the more important. Last year, during one match mind you, we collected enough to provide a generous donation of $1,166.58.
Going into the final month of the season, we capos are asking you – the Timbers faithful – to help us raise money so that others may raise their voices. We hope to handsomely best last year’s donation this Saturday as the PTFC takes on DC United.
Here’s how you can help: Instead of buying a pint or two in honor of another amazing season and your hard-workin’ capo, use that money to help all of us raise a fund for Meadowood Springs. Checks can be made out to the 107ist; just write either “Meadowood” or “Capo Pint” in the subject line. The107ist will total the amount collected, and pass it on to the camp, just like last year. Or, on match day 9/29, you can connect with your capo or a designated fund collector in each section of the North End. If you’re still not sure who you’re looking for, you can make your contribution with the Drum & Trumpet Corps in section 106. Or, alternatively, you can use this Paypal link if you are unable to donate at the match in person.
We hope that the Portland Timbers Football Club and the Timbers Army have made your spring and summer of 2012 something extraordinary and memorable. As it ends, please consider making a small investment toward offering a few, deserving children the prospect of an equally amazing summer in 2013.
Thank you very much,
Pong, Timberista, Sunday, Bickle, Camm, Ice Funk, Timber Joe, Cowbell, Purple Cow, Patch and Grimm
And your Drum & Trumpet Corps:
Glenn, Frank, Daniel, Benjamin, Jamie, Kyle, Ben, Doug, and Durr