What is 107ist? / Why Join?

The mission of the 107IST (107 Independent Supporters Trust) is to support soccer in and around Portland, Oregon, from the grassroots to the highest professional level. The 107IST is a member-based non-profit organization open to anyone (regardless of where they sit in the stadium) who loves soccer, the Timbers/Thorns, and Portland.

We have always said that if you want to be Timbers Army then you already are… simply show up and cheer for the team. Since 2013, the same has been true for the Rose City Riveters. But you can become even more involved in supporting soccer in our community – by joining the 107IST.

The 107IST exists as a means to coordinate all the things that the Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters do. We promote playing the game we love through donations of time, funds and expertise to local soccer programs. We facilitate supporters culture through working with club management in resolving issues, creating the tifo displays you see in the stadium, and arranging travel to away matches. And we organize and contribute to our community through volunteer efforts and charitable contributions.

In addition to rallying volunteers for efforts such as the Operation Pitch Invasion, Oregon Food Bank, Friends of Trees, American Red Cross, Harper’s Playground, CPR Training, and Portland Public Schools; since 2010, the 107IST has also donated over $150,000 to build playgrounds and soccer fields in the Portland area and over $80,000 for uniforms, soccer equipment, soccer library books, etc. to local schools and charities. We continually raise funds for and manage the Gisele Currier Scholarship Fund which assists local youth with fees associated with their clubs and tournaments.

When you register as a member of the 107IST you’ll receive:

  • Members-only 107IST gift
  • A special patch for members who join or renew early (before the first of the year)
  • An invitation to shop at the Nike employee store during January 2018 (ONLY if registered by 12/31/2017)
  • A 2018 membership card which gives access to specials and discounts from local merchants
  • Members-only priority access to away ticket sales
  • Members-only access merch discounts and limited-edition merch
  • A weekly emailed newsletter informing you of all the current opportunities available to members
  • The right to seek election to the 107IST Board of Directors
  • Voting privileges on key issues and access to the online candidate’s forum to lend a voice in the annual board member elections (held early December each year)

The 107IST is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Oregon, and has Federal 501c(7) status.


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