A rocker for street soccer

A Rocker For Street Soccer is a fundraising event held Thursday, April 15th for Portland FC, a team of players recruited from Downtown Eastside shelters.

The team started with a core group from the New Fountian Homless Shelter in the spring of 2009 and has grown into weekly practices ever since. One of the highlights so far was the game against City Hall and the Park Board. Even competing against soccer legends like Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councillors Andrea Reimer and George Chow, Portland FC still won 6 – 5.

Since then, the team has competed against other teams in the Vancouver Street Soccer League.
 
A Rocker for Street Soccer will feature local bands including Mezamazing and Boogie Monster as well as wrestlers, street performers, free food, a silent auction and more. The event will raise funding for uniforms and equipment as well as travel expenses for the team.

Not satisfied with competing only in Vancouver, Portland FC is teaming up with Street Soccer Canada to send some of the players to the Homeless World Cup in Rio, Brazil.

Event Info:

Thursday, April 15th at 6pm
Rickshaw Theatre on Hastings
Call 778.997.3930

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