He’s the Maestro. The greatest player we’ve ever had. And now, the MVP. But before he donned the green and gold, Diego Valeri wore the granate y blanco of Lanús.
Diego is beloved for his work on the field but perhaps even more so for his work off of it. Whether he’s donating and cleaning books, painting foster care rooms, or the countless other ways he gives back without even wanting recognition, his devotion to Portland extends far beyond the pitch. That’s why, when he heard the Timbers Army and 107ist was helping local immigrant and refugee children to play futsal during the rainy season, he wanted to get involved with that as well.
Diego has graciously donated an autographed, playoff game-worn Lanús jersey to be raffled off to help fund the kids’ playing time. For just $10 per ticket, or $25 for three, you can purchase an unlimited number of tickets. A winner will be chosen at this Friday’s TA holiday party.
You do not need to be at the party or even in Portland to win. If you can’t make the party, if you don’t live in Portland, even if you don’t live in the United States (we’re looking at you, Lanús fans), you are eligible to win. You can buy your tickets online and the jersey will be shipped to you if you win. You will also have the opportunity to buy tickets in person at the holiday party.
Don’t miss your chance to own this rare piece of history and help bring some sunshine to these kids’ winter months.
Purchase your raffle tickets here