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The Portland Timbers and Thorns FC raised a total of $579,448, which includes a $100,000 donation from the club, for UNICEF’s relief efforts in Ukraine with the help of fans and partners through the PTFC For Peace charity match, the club announced today. The donation tally came to an end as the PTFC For Peace auction closed on May 5, where player-signed items from the match raised $36,522.
The Timbers and Thorns FC hosted PTFC For Peace at Providence Park on April 27 – a historic mixed teams, U.S. first division charity match to raise funds for Ukrainian children and families affected by the war. Players from both teams took the field together for the first time, playing a 60-minute match between Team Yellow and Team Blue in front of 16,921 fans. Team Yellow, coached by Gio Savarese, captained by Christine Sinclair and Sebastián Blanco, came out on top with a 4-3 victory over Team Blue, coached by Rhian Wilkinson, captained by Kelli Hubly and Diego Chara.
The Portland Timbers and Thorns FC would like to thank its supporting partners of PTFC For Peace which includes adidas, Dutch Bros, SeatGeek, Nike, Tillamook, Toyota and Umpqua Bank along with presenting media partner, The Oregonian. AMR (American Medical Response), Bike Racker, Coast to Coast, Janiking, Levy Restaurants, LNS Captioning, Personal Protection Associates, PRO Referees and Willamette Building Services also donated their time and services to the event.
Source: Portland Timbers & Thorns