June 26, 2014

PDC was proud to support the construction of Bless Field at New Columbia, dedicated on June 14, as the second-largest funder after The 107 Independent Supporters Trust, a Timbers-affiliated non-profit organization. PDC provided a Community Livability Grant to help build the 9000-square foot turf field adjacent to the Regence Boys and Girls Club and Rosa Parks Elementary. Named for pioneering Timbers Army icon Hartmut Bless, the field is designed, optimally, for teams of 10-year-olds and younger, and it will be used by several youth soccer programs currently operating in the community.

The project received additional support from the Portland Timbers, Providence Health & Services, Adidas, Widmer Bros., LifeWise Health Plans of Oregon, Oregon Premiere Leagues, and other Portland-area organizations and individuals. Bless Field is a project of Operation Pitch Invasion, a local, grass-roots charity formed to build, revitalize and maintain soccer fields throughout the Portland metro area so that players of all ages and skill levels have high quality and safe playing surfaces to enjoy the beautiful game. For more information, visit www.pitch-invasion.org or contact board@pitch-invasion.org.