The Portland World Cup is a soccer tournament and festival organized by a volunteer committee and the VOZ Workers’ Rights Eduation Project. The Portland World Cup promotes health and immigrant organization through the shared love of soccer. In keeping with VOZ’s mission, advocating leadership development and immigrant organization, the World Cup tournament gives everyone a chance to represent one’s own culture through sport, food, music, games, and other fun activities the whole family can enjoy!
HISTORY: In the Summer of 2010, the first ever Portland World Cup consisted of 10 teams, 8 men’s and 2 women’s. These teams represented 8 different countries: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Fiji and Oromia! In 2011 Portland World Cup we had a total of 13 men’s teams, representing the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Somalia, Bhutan, Congo, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Liberia and the United States. Every year we have made it our goal to expand the tournament and so far we have succeeded.
OUR COMMITTEE: The World Cup Committee is a devoted group of community members working together to create this incredible event. The committee consists of volunteers, day laborers, families of day laborers and VOZ staff. If you are interested in volunteering or joining this committee, please email us at email@example.com. We would love to have you!