As we prepare for the upcoming NWSL season, we’ve been soliciting your feedback about travel, the Riveters website, etc. in an effort to provide the best possible resources for supporters. Hopefully this will be our last request for your feedback for a little while!
The opening game of the 2017 NWSL season for Thorns FC will be at Providence Park, hosting the Orlando Pride April 15.
This will be a rare “double header”; Thorns taking the pitch at 12:00 noon and Timbers playing at 7:30 p.m.
The Thorns vs. Pride match will be televised as Lifetime Game of the Week. (Lifetime is available through local cable providers- but of course, we expect to see most of you in the stadium.)
Portland is 4-0-0 in home openers, and last season won against the Pride 2-1.
Let’s Go Thorns!
We have another poll question today, and it concerns the content of this website. We want the Rose City Riveters website to be a quality resource for supporters- but to do so effectively, we need to know what you want!
Can you give us a minute of your time today? Thanks! And please feel free to expand on your thoughts in the comments.
It’s been a long off-season; let’s go plant some trees!
The Rose City Riveters will be participating in the March 4th Saturday tree plant with Friends of Trees at Errol Heights. All ages are welcome (volunteers under 18 will need a signed waiver) and all Riveters are welcome.
From Friends of Trees:
Please arrive by 8:45am to register and be assigned to a planting crew. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather: wear sturdy shoes/boots (rubber rain boots are perfect if you have them), rain-proof layers are always great, and be prepared to get a little dirty. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance–as well as breakfast snacks and hot coffee/tea to get everyone fueled up. We’ll be planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs to improve watershed health and add beauty to this special site — and this work wouldn’t be possible without volunteer groups like yours!
If you have any questions, feel free to email this event’s organizer Hannah Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you March 4th! Sign up by clicking here.
We have a poll question for you today!
Gearing up for the 2017 season, we look to do more with travel coordination. We want your feedback on how you’d like to get information on away days.
Thank you for your participation!
Don’t forget, the Timbers Army Winter Classic is coming up, and there’s still a short window of time to register.
There are men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions, and the tournament will be at the all-new Rose City Futsal West location. What’s not to like? For $250 per team or $30 per individual, you get a three game guarantee, too. Why not join in on the fun?
To register, click here.
With the Thorns season extending into the playoffs, we’re also extending our Match Day Drives. This Sunday, please plan to lend a hand to the individuals and families served by Impact NW.
Impact NW is a local organization that has been helping low-income Portland residents since 1966. Today, they have services available in Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties and parts of Washington state.
“By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, other community-based organizations and governmental agencies we create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence.”
Impact NW offers immediate assistance to those in our community who are either homeless or in transition, and often those they are helping do not have access to food prep stations.
Please bring non-perishable pantry items to the Fanladen (1633 SW Alder St) before you head into the stadium. The individuals and families these organizations are helping may not have access to a safe home to go and cook in, so if your item requires cooking, please make it microwavable and easy to open. Often those seeking help are in need of very substantial foods, like peanut butter or tuna. Below is a complete list of the items we are looking to collect:
Peanut butter (jars and single-serve cups)
Cereals (single-serve packages)
Noodles and pasta (canned with pop-up lids, cups, or microwavable bags)
Rice dishes (cups, microwavable bags)
Mac & cheese (regular boxed and microwavable)
Rice cakes (Quaker)
Assorted nuts (single-serve packages)
Juice box packs
Canned goods (pop-up lids are best, please) – Soup, vegetables, tuna, chili
Ever had a moment (or several) of incredible gratitude for our amazing capos, drums, and horns? How many times have you thought to yourself, “I should buy them a drink!”
Now is your chance.
BYCAP—Buy Your Capo A Pint—will be held September 11th, when the Thorns take on WNY Flash. In advance of the match, we’ll pass the hat (well—buckets) throughout the north end to collect your cash contributions towards pints. These “pint dollars” will in turn be funneled back into our community to provide financial aid opportunities at nonprofit Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, which aims to build girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance.
“Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change. Girls need positive role models and support for their creative endeavors. We can build a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down. We can empower girls to recognize, understand and respond to discrimination. ‘Girls Rock’ is more than just a slogan.” —Rock & Roll Camp for Girls
Please help your beloved capos, drums, and horns give back to our community through BYCAP.
Don’t carry cash? Want to spread twice the love? You can donate in advance by clicking here.
In May of this year, many of you took the time to complete a survey created by Andrew Guest, PhD and Anne Luijten from the University of Portland. As you may recall, the purpose of the survey was in part to determine why the Thorns are one of the most popular women’s sports teams in the world. Thank you to those who took the time to add your contribution via the survey and interviews.
Dr. Guest has shared the results of the research with us, which you can view here.
While some of the contents won’t come as a surprise, it is an incredibly informative piece and great for sharing.
Time to vote for who has captured our hearts during the 2016 season. We started off with a bang, and the Thorns are racing toward playoffs in a good position.
Take a couple of minutes to think about the player contributions this season and who you want to see honored after the final home match of the regular season on September 11th. Then click here to vote.