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Portland Diamond Project Announces Agreement to Develop Terminal 2 Property

Portland Diamond Project (PDP), the organization behind the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, today announced it has signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property, according to PDP Founder and President Craig Cheek. “We believe this has the potential to be a transformative landmark project for this city,” Cheek said. “Building an iconic, state-of-the-art ballpark along the…

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eUpdate – Synchronized Skating Championships, TrackTown Youth League Schedule, USA Badminton Masters International

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce that U.S. Figure Skating has selected Portland to host the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 22-24, 2018.  The event will attract nearly 100 of the top synchronized skating teams in the country, totaling more than 1,600 competitors.  Teams from across the nation will descend on Portland to vie for national synchronized skating titles and the chance…

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News Release – Portland selected to host 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Portland, Oregon, as the host city for the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships February 22-24, 2018. Competition will be held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The event, which has been held every year since 1984, plays host to the top synchronized skating teams in the country. Over 1,600 competitors from nearly 100 teams will descend on Portland for five days to vie for…

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News Release: Masters Int’l Championships Head to the Northwest

The Oregon Badminton Academy, with support from the Oregon Sports Authority and Washington County Visitors Association, will host the 2017 U.S. Masters International Championships in Portland, Oregon on May 18-21, 2017. The Oregon Badminton Academy is a dedicated badminton facility with 20,000 square feet and a 30-foot ceiling height, creating a perfect environment for serious and dedicated badminton players. The Oregon Sports Authority and Washington County Visitors Association are working…

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eUpdate – Roller Derby Championship, Big Wave Surfing and Tennis Legends

Portland will host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The current WFTDA World Champions, Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice, will attempt to defend their title against elite teams from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Broadcast live on ESPN3, the International WFTDA Championship is a…

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Roller Derby Teams Visiting Portland for World Championship Expected to Generate $1.4 Million in Economic Impact

Portland is set to host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Local hotels, restaurants and retail businesses are poised to see substantial benefits from an estimated $1.4 million economic impact generated by WFTDA teams, officials and fans, during what is typically a slower time of…

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Davis Cup brings fans, money, attention to the Beaverton area

The ball is tossed skyward. The tennis racket sweeps forward at speed. The ball is struck. But what happens next? Is it an ace, a fault, a whiff or something in between? Following the Davis Cup event at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that same question is worth asking about Beaverton. With the city hosting one of the highest-profile events in professional tennis for the first…

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Portland Marathon

The Portland Marathon has been building a tradition, earning a reputation and we invite you to join the fun! Our goal has always been to produce the best event possible, and provide a memorable marathon or half marathon experience for each and every one of our runners and walkers. And to top it all off, we send our finishers home with great mementos – the most and best participant perks…

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Portland to host Davis Cup quarterfinal tie with Croatia

The last time Team USA played Davis Cup tennis in Portland, Ore., the U.S. captured the biggest prize in the game. Nine years on from its 2007 finals victory, the red, white and blue will descend on Oregon with its eye on the trophy once again. The Davis Cup will return to the Portland area this summer for the first time since America’s 2007 title triumph over Russia as the…

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Citifyd Demonstrates Tech Forward Parking Service at Portland Trail Blazers Digital Showcase Event

Citifyd, a pioneering digital platform that streamlines event parking, has been retained by the Portland Trail Blazers as one of its key digital partners and was featured this week at the Trail Blazer’s Digital Showcase event at Portland’s Moda Center. Citifyd’s parking solution, which is now available to Trail Blazers ticket holders, comes from a close collaboration between the two partners to develop a technologically advanced parking amenity that creates…

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Inaugural Play It Forward Grant, Awards Celebrate Getting Kids Active

Oregon Sports Awards is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Play It Forward Award and Fund, sponsored by Nike and Providence Health & Service. Nike and Providence are committed to helping kids be physically active as an integral part of building healthier communities, and are partnering to recognize and award outstanding efforts to get kids moving in Oregon. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer kids have the opportunity today to…

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Portland to Host 2016 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

This January, more than 100 synchronized skating teams will travel to Portland for the 2016 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is U.S. Figure Skating’s largest annual event and one of the largest synchronized skating events in the world. The event is slated to run January 27-31, 2016, with tickets going on sale October 17 at rosequarter.com. The event is being organized locally…

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Portland to Host 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship

Portland has secured the bid for one of the biggest LGBT sporting events in the world, the 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship. Portland, a surprise choice when pitted against a rival proposal from New York, won the bid after an extended deadline and a multi-agency effort to to bring the tournament to the Northwest. The Net Rippers Football Club, an LGBT soccer club in Portland, were…

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Vortex Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run

Run Wild Adventures together with Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept are hosting the annual “Vortex” Half Marathon and 10K trail runs at Milo McIver State Park. What does the Vortex mean? Vortex is the only state sponsored rock festival in US history that took place in 1970 at McIver park in Estacada!

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Volunteer at the Portland Marathon, USA Fencing North American Cup

There are several volunteer opportunities available for Portland Marathon Weekend on October 3-5, including registration at the expo, volunteering at the start/finish area, medical volunteers, aid stations and more! This October Portland is again hosting a national fencing tournament, the USA Fencing North American Cup on October 10-13! Please visit the link below for more information about volunteering at both of these events.

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Trail Blazers submit bid to host NBA All-Star Game

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip City. “For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few…

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Dew Tour returning to Portland this summer with streetstyle event

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Dew Tour will return to Portland for a two-day streetstyle-focused event, August 16-17. NBC will air two and a half hours of original programming from the Toyota City Championships, as well as two hours on NBCSN. “With its heritage of action sports, Portland is an ideal host city for Dew Tour events, demonstrated for seven straight years after coming in as a founding host city…

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Portland selected to host 2016 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships

We are thrilled to report a major event announcement this morning: the IAAF voted unanimously today to award the World Indoor Track & Field Championships to Portland in March 2016. A delegation led by USA Track & Field and TrackTown USA presented Portland’s bid to the IAAF Council this morning, including presentations by TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, Oregon Sports Authority board Vice-President Doug Obletz and Gail Shibley, Chief of…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon expected to draw more than 2,200 runners; Olympian Kara Goucher to speak at race expo

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, is fast approaching on Sunday, September 1. The scenic 13.1-mile race starts at Stoller Family Estate Winery, and finishes in downtown Carlton at Main and Pine Streets. Produced by Destination Races, the event is the fourth of six in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. Over 2,200 runners are expected to compete in the race this year. Kara Goucher,…

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Portland Golf Club to host 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Portland Golf Club as the host site of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Aug. 10-16. “Portland Golf Club holds a very special place in golf history,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “The USGA is proud to bring another championship to the club and add another page…

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Portland to Host 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympics National Championships

Portland will host its first ever USA Gymnastics national championship event next week as more than 1,000 gymnasts, coaches and family members descend on the Rose City for the 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympics National Championships, May 1 – May 5 at the Oregon Convention Center. Hosted locally by Metro Gymnastics Center, the Oregon Sports Authority and Travel Portland, the Junior Olympics is a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event featuring…

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JELD-WEN Field to host U.S. Men’s Soccer Team in 2013 Gold Cup

JELD-WEN Field will play host to a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage doubleheader, featuring the United States, Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba men’s national teams, on Tuesday, July 9, it was announced today by CONCACAF as the confederation unveiled the groups and complete schedule for the upcoming tournament. The Group C matchups at JELD-WEN Field will pit Costa Rica and Cuba at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific), and Belize against the…

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Portland to host 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 venues and host cities that will welcome the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7-28, 2013. “We would like to thank all cities and venues in the United States for their interest in our Confederation’s Gold Cup and congratulate the ones that have been selected to host its 2013 edition.” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb.…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon to open registration

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon opens for registration on Wednesday, December 12. Beginning at 12:12 PST on 12/12/12, runners can sign up for this event, which is the fourth in the Wine Country Half Marathon series, produced by Destination Races. The race is held on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, starting at Stoller Family Estate and finishing in downtown Carlton next to Ken Wright Cellars and Tyrus…

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Portland to host 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at the Rose Garden on March 19 and 21, 2015. The successful bid was submitted by the University of Oregon, Oregon Sports Authority, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the same partnership that hosted the NCAA Tournament earlier this year and in 2009. Ticket information will be forthcoming.

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to play in Portland on November 28

U.S. Soccer has added has added two more matches to the U.S. Women’s National Team Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic, with games against Ireland on Nov. 28 in Portland, Ore., and Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. The 2012 London Olympics gold medalists will host their sixth leg of the tour in Portland at JELD-WEN Field, the home of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers, and then face Ireland at the…

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Portland Marathon helps fight childhood obesity with Kids’ Fun Run and Festival

Today’s youth are by far the most listless and sedentary generation ever recorded. Every analysis in Oregon documents that physical activity levels are lower in children than ever before with immediate impacts on academic performance and dire long-term consequences of heart disease, diabetes and chronic diseases. The Portland Marathon is fighting back against childhood obesity and promoting health by offering an upbeat physical-fitness activity for local youth — the Portland…

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Great Northwest Athletic Conference Headquarters Relocates to Portland

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the only NCAA Division II conference in the Pacific Northwest, has relocated to Portland after 12 years in Spokane, Wash., commissioner Dave Haglund announced. Haglund, who took over as the conference’s chief administrative officer in January, oversaw the relocation of the conference headquarters. Haglund’s career in college athletics has included stints at the University of Maryland, Fresno State University and the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The…

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Major college basketball event planned for Portland in 2017

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis may have pulled off his greatest scheduling coup. Hollis told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament men’s basketball event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. The two tournaments, each consisting of eight teams, would take place in Portland, Ore. during a four-day period in November 2017. Knight’s 80th birthday is Feb.…

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Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon!

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 1 and 2 in Yamhill County. Volunteer opportunities include registration check-in, course monitors, wine glass distribution, bag check, recovery tent and medical support. All volunteers will receive an Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon volunteer shirt and get a chance to be part of one of the coolest running events in the Northwest. Click here…

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Rev3 Triathlon returns to Blue Lake this weekend

For the second consecutive year, Rev3 Triathlon will bring its national series to Blue Lake Park in east Multnomah County. Racing begins Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 a.m. as world-class professional triathletes compete for a $50,000 prize purse in the 70.3-mile HalfREV triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run). Amateur triathletes from the Portland area and around the nation will follow the pro’s onto the course to…

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Rev3 Triathlon course marshals – paid volunteer opportunity

The Revolution3 Triathlon and Oregon Sports Authority are seeking several bike course marshals to assist cyclists on Sunday, July 8 along the 56-mile Rev3 bike course that travels from Blue Lake Park in Fairview through Troutdale and toward the west end of the Columbia River Gorge. Because of the importance of these positions and the duties involved, course marshals will be paid $10/hour. Please click below to learn more, view…

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Hillsboro sets stage for baseball’s return to Portland metro area

Hillsboro took another step toward bringing short-season Single-A baseball to the city by June 2013, as the City Council unanimously approved a 20-year offer sheet at its meeting Tuesday as well as an agreement to award construction of a new baseball stadium at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. City Councilor Aron Carleson said she was “very honored that Yakima has chosen us,” and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey and Councilor Nenice…

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Summer volunteer opportunities!

Group and individual volunteers are needed at the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 7-8, Seaside Beach Soccer Tournament on June 9-10, and Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17. Click below for more info on these exciting volunteer opportunities!

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Volunteer at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon is seeking volunteers to support their inaugural event on Sunday, May 20. Both groups and individuals are needed to serve a variety of volunteer roles, including pre-race support on May 17-19. The worldwide Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon series is bringing its moving block party experience to the Rose City, with a unique course through downtown, southeast and northeast Portland. Approximately 15,000 runners…

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Video: March Madness in Portland

The unscripted drama and excitement of March Madness arrived in Portland, Oregon in March as the Rose Garden played host to the 2nd/3rd rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. A total of eight teams — along with thousands of supporters and alumni from around the nation — traveled to Portland, bringing millions in economic impact to our region in the process.

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Organizers of NCAA tournament happy with results, hope for return

The love Dr. Terry Davis and his wife Betty share for Louisville men’s basketball can be defined by the miles they’ve traveled over the decades. The couple met in high school in the 1950s. She graduated from Louisville nursing school, he from its medical school. Together, they have attended an untold number of NCAA tournament games, including all eight of the program’s trips to the Final Four since 1959. So…

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January North American Cup Brings Olympic Fencers to Portland this Weekend

More than 1,000 Olympic and Junior World Team hopefuls will compete at the January North American Cup this weekend in Portland. The four-day tournament begins on Friday and continues through Monday at the Oregon Convention Center. All events are free and open to the public. The tournament is a selection event for both squads that will compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as the teams that will…

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Healthy Youth Oregon grant awarded to David Douglas schools

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation has selected the David Douglas School District as the winner of its latest $10,000 Healthy Youth Oregon grant. The grant will provide after-school sports for students at Alice Ott Middle School, Floyd Light Middle School and Ron Russell Middle School this spring. Middle school students of all abilities will now be able to access their school gym two days per week to participate in supervised…

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Tickets for 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden now on sale

Tickets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which returns to Portland for two rounds in March, will go on sale starting Saturday. Portland’s Rose Garden arena will hold four second-round games on Thursday, March 15, and two third-round games on Saturday, March 17. Tickets can be purchsed starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at rosequarter.com or by calling 1-877-789-7673. Prices range from $198 to $243 and will gain admission to two…

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Foundation Awards Healthy Youth Oregon Grant to Grout Elementary

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Grout Elementary in Southeast Portland at a student assembly this afternoon. The grant is part of the foundation’s Healthy Youth Oregon initiative, which awards $10,000 grants to support projects that provide opportunities for student participation in physical activities. This grant will allow Grout Elementary students to experience the benefits of Playworks, a nationwide non-profit organization that provides full-time “coaches” to…

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CCC, Concordia Extend Agreement to Host NAIA Cross Country National Championships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Thursday announced it has extended its agreement with the Cascade Collegiate Conference and Concordia University-Portland to co-host the NAIA Cross Country National Championships for a fourth consecutive year. The one-year extension covers the 2012 event, which will be staged Nov. 17 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. The event is being co-hosted by the CCC and Concordia for a third…

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to play in Portland on September 22

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will return to the field for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces Canada during friendly matches in September, including a matchup at JELD-WEN Field in Portland on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com Tickets, starting at $22, go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. local…

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Revolution3 Triathlon brings top pro triathletes to Portland

More than 50 top professional triathletes will compete for $50,000 in prize money this Sunday at the Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon, Revolution3 Portland at Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Recruited to Portland by the Oregon Sports Authority, Revolution3 and its celebrated international race series will attract approximately 500 total competitors from around the nation. Just east of Portland, Blue Lake Park will serve as the start/finish area, with a…

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eUpdate – Revolution3 Triathlon, Gymnastics Junior Olympics and USA Track & Field Championships

The Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon will feature many of the nation’s top pro triathletes competing for $50,000 in prize money alongside amateur triathletes on a fast, flat course that offers scenic views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River. Blue Lake Park in Fairview serves as the swim venue and start/finish area, combining with the Revolution3 expo to produce a family-friendly environment for both participants and spectators. Click below…

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Dew Tour tickets now on sale

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced tickets to the Dew Tour Portland Invitational are now available for purchase. The four-day event will take place August 11-14 at the Rose Quarter, the second stop of the 2011 Dew Tour season. The event will feature the world’s best in BMX dirt and park, as well as the season’s first skateboard street competition and a live concert.…

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Tickets for 2012 NCAA Tournament go on sale in October

Preliminary round tickets to next year’s 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale in October as part of its enhanced ticketing system, the NCAA announced today. Fans will have the opportunity to buy the best available tickets for all price ranges and seating levels at each of the 13 sites. “In the past, NCAA Basketball fans purchased a year in advance without knowing seat locations,” said…

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Volunteer at upcoming events!

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to inform you of several upcoming volunteer opportunities. Click below for more information about volunteering at the 2011 USA Diving Region 10 Championships on June 10-12, Playworks Portland Corporate Kickball Tournament on June 17 and the Revolution3 Triathlon on July 8-10. Please join us to support these outstanding events and help enhance our state through sport!

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eUpdate – Timbers debut, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, USA Fencing

Last night, after months of anticipation and years of effort, the Portland Timbers made their historic home debut in Major League Soccer, topping the Chicago Fire 4-2 in front of a raucous sell-out crowd at JELD-WEN Field. The truly electric crowd sparked the Timbers to victory, capping off one of the most memorable evenings in the annals of Oregon sports. Said Timbers coach John Spencer, “I don’t think you’ve seen…

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USA Fencing Nationals in Portland this weekend

The top Division I and wheelchair fencing athletes in the United States will vie for National titles this weekend at the USA Fencing Division I and Wheelchair National Championships in Portland. Competition will begin on Friday and continue through Monday at the Oregon Convention Center (Halls C & D), 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The Division I Nationals is the premier domestic event in the United States for…

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Dew Tour returns to Portland

The Dew Tour today announced its complete schedule for the 2011 season, which includes its return to Portland for the seventh straight year, August 11-14 at the Rose Quarter. The only city that has hosted the Dew Tour since its inception seven years ago, Portland will once again host the multi-sport event with new additions including a concrete skate street course and a skateboard bowl contest. “I am looking forward…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon scheduled for May 2012

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, and the Portland Rose Festival today announced that Portland will become home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in 2012. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will bring its moving block party experience to one of the country’s most active cities on Sunday, May 20, 2012. “We are thrilled to be expanding…

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eUpdate – Timbers MLS Debut and Ticket Info, High School All-Star Games and Upcoming Events

This week marks the official launch of Portland’s first new major professional sports franchise in more than four decades. The Portland Timbers play their first regular season Major League Soccer game on the road Saturday against the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids. The game begins at 6:00 p.m. on FSN Northwest – fans can watch the match at the Timbers official viewing party at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub…

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Timbers single-game tickets go on sale March 21

The Portland Timbers announced today that single-game tickets for their inaugural Major League Soccer season will go on sale Monday, March 21. Additionally, the club has released a series of five-game ticket plans featuring premium matches throughout the 2011 campaign. The Timbers today also announced that the team’s half-season ticket packages are sold out. Single-game tickets for each regular-season home match, starting at $8, will be available for purchase on…

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Portland Timbers announce inaugural MLS season schedule

Major League Soccer (MLS) today unveiled the full 34-game schedule for the Portland Timbers as the team kicks off its inaugural season in MLS. After their season-opening, three-game road trip, the Timbers, who play one home and one away match against each of the other 17 teams in the league, return to Portland to open up a renovated PGE Park on ESPN2 against the Chicago Fire on Thursday, April 14,…

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Video: Healthy Youth Initiative in action at Franklin High

The first Healthy Youth Initiative grant was awarded in September to Franklin High School, and is now funding a new intramural sports program. The intramural program is free to students and the $10,000 received is helping to purchase sports equipment, as well as provide instructors, incentives and prizes. Click below to watch the video.

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Portland to host 70.3-mile Revolution3 Triathlon

Revolution3 is excited to add Portland as the sixth race venue for 2011. The race takes place Sunday, July 10, 2011. Athletes of all levels will compete in the half distance 70.3 mile race. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Pro-triathletes and amateurs will be competing for large cash prizes. “We are very excited to bring Revolution3 and its premier…

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Foundation seeking applicants for Healthy Youth Initiative

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation announced today it will begin accepting applications for its next Healthy Youth Initiative grant. The grant will award $10,000 toward a project that will engage student participation to support at least one of the following goals: increased physical activity/education in school; after school sports opportunities; and/or increased opportunities for youth to safely walk or bike to school. The grant can be used to help launch…

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Franklin High School scores $10,000 sports grant

High school team sports attract media attention. But, relatively few students can participate in these activities. Recognizing this, the administrative staff at Franklin High School, concerned that many kids weren’t getting the opportunity to stay active, applied for a grant to fund after-school activities. That application paid off on October 1, when executives from Oregon Sports Authority presented check for $10,000 to help fund intramural sports at the school. “We…

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Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic enters holding period

Nelscott Reef promoters revealed the new web page for the 2010 Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic, confirming that this year’s event will indeed be a paddle in only event. The web page launch also coincides with the opening of the 3 month holding period. As previously announced, the Nelscott Reef contest changed from a tow in event to a paddle in event. This change was brought on from pressure from…

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Franklin High to offer intramurals thanks to Oregon Sports Authority

Watch highlights from the announcement at Franklin High The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation will present a $10,000 award to Franklin High School during a student assembly starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 at the school. The grant will fund a new intramural sports program this school year following a survey that showed more than 300 Franklin students have a strong interest in participating in intramural sports programs. The…

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NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships awarded to Cascade Collegiate Conference

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) today announced that the 2012 and 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships have been awarded to the Cascade Collegiate Conference office, which will partner with CCC member Corban University (Ore.) to host the 61st and 62nd annual events at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore. The 72-hole tournaments will be staged May 22-25, 2012, and May 14-17, 2013. It will mark the first…

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Skate America tickets now on sale

U.S. Figure Skating announced today that individual session tickets for 2010 Skate America are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Rose Garden Box Office by calling 877.789.7673 or online at www.2010skateamerica.com. The competition, presented by U.S. Figure Skating, the Oregon Sports Authority and the Rose Garden, with support from Travel Portland, will take place Nov. 11-14 at the Rose Garden, which also served as the site of…

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Volunteer at the Portland Marathon

Volunteer at the 39th annual Portland Marathon on October 8-10! Each year the Portland Marathon is supported by thousands of enthusiastic volunteers who help make the event a memorable experience for runners and walkers from all over the world. In addition to individual volunteer opportunities, non-profit organizations can form volunteer teams to earn a donation from the Portland Marathon. Click here for more info on Portland Marathon volunteer opportunities. If…

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Video: Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon recap

The inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon took place September 5 in the scenic Yamhill Valley with more than 1,500 participants. Runners from 46 states joined together to experience Oregon’s magnificent wine country scenery and renowned wineries. The half marathon began at Stoller Vineyards in the Dundee Hills and concluded in the winery-laden downtown of Carlton, where runners joined family and friends at a finish line festival of wine, food…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon debut a success

Running through Oregon’s scenic wine country suited Stephen Pifer of Eugene, OR just fine. Pifer ran neck and neck with second place finisher Michael Wisniewski of Corvallis, OR, for twelve miles before pulling away and winning the inaugural event with a time of 1:07:16. Wisniewski finished with a time of 1:07:27. Carrie Heineck, a late entry from Portland and mother of a five-month-old baby, won the women’s overall title with…

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Shaun White ‘tricks’ his way past Skate Vert rivals

Shaun White lived up to the hype surrounding his return to the Dew Tour on Sunday at the Wendy’s Invitational, posting a 93.5 in the third of his four finals runs to top defending tour champion Bucky Lasek (91.5) for the win in Skate Vert in front of 16,115 at the Rose Garden. He did so with an array of creative combinations of flip tricks and spins that elicited the…

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Shaun White, Sheckler, Mirra to compete at Dew Tour

The Dew Tour returns to Portland for the sixth consecutive year for the Wendy’s Invitational, August 12-15 at the Rose Quarter. Neon Trees and Paper Tongues will co-headline the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series at the Rose Quarter on Friday, August 13 from 9:00-11:00pm. Grounds Pass tickets are now available for just $15. The Wendy’s Invitational will kick-off this Friday with BMX Dirt Finals followed by a concert with…

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Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 4-5 in Yamhill County. The event is part of Destination Races highly acclaimed series of wine country half marathons, and is expected to draw approximately 2,000 participants in its first year. With approximately half of the participants traveling from out of state, we hope to provide a friendly, welcoming environment that will encourage…

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Video: School board saves PE

Physical Education in Portland Public Schools won’t be cut completely after all, board members and the superintendent agreed Monday night. District leaders modified the proposed budget and said PE will still likely face cutbacks and shortened schedules. All this after teachers, students and board members made it clear that PE was just too important to give up. — Click below to watch the story on KGW.com

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Video: World Cup final party at Pioneer Square – KGW

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe gathered at pubs and street parties to be a part of the World Cup Finals frenzy. In Portland, the big World Cup gathering was at Pioneer Courthouse Square. There might have been more people than bricks Sunday when the final between Spain and the Netherlands was shown on a big screen television. Click below to watch the story on KGW.com

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Thousands expected to watch World Cup final at Pioneer Square

This Sunday, a crowd of several thousand is expected to gather at Portland’s Pioneer Square to witness the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands, broadcast live from South Africa on a giant 17′ x 23′ LED screen. The Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Timbers, TAOW Modern Marketing and Alpha Broadcasting-95.5 The Game are pleased to host this free community event, “Soccer City Celebration” presented by McDonald’s. Four years…

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Volunteer at Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash Northwest is seeking volunteers at the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes on September 11-12 at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. This unique running series is held on some of the nation’s most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles over a 3.15 mile course and then celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts. If you are interested in volunteering or would like…

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Coalition releases poll: Portlanders support PE in schools

A coalition of health, education and business leaders, Save Portland PE, today released the results of a poll conducted over the last weekend by Davis, Hibbitts, & Midghall, Inc., which shows that 86 percent of Portlanders overwhelmingly oppose eliminating PE in elementary and middle Portland Public Schools as part of the district’s budget cutting. The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation on behalf of the Coalition commissioned the poll. Last week, Portland…

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Help save Portland PE

In Portland, nearly 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese. The Portland School Board is now considering eliminating physical education in elementary and middle schools. These are difficult times, but the decision to cut PE will have a lasting impact on kids’ lives today and into adulthood. At a time when America faces an epidemic of childhood obesity, cutting access to PE only makes things worse. Please encourage the…

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Star-studded lineup to compete at 2010 Skate America in Portland

Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take the ice at 2010 Skate America, to be held Nov. 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Leading the way are American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the silver in Vancouver. The pairs field is highlighted by two-time World champions and Olympic bronze medalists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany. Reigning World…

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Timbers introduce season ticket information, virtual venue for MLS

The Portland Timbers have introduced season ticket information and an online “virtual venue” feature that gives fans architecturally accurate views of every seating section available at PGE Park when the team begins play in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2011. The virtual venue feature at www.PortlandMLS2011.com offers fans the ability to simultaneously compare 360-degree views from various seating sections and the opportunity to explore the exciting changes that will take…

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