Operation Pitch Invasion strengthens communities through soccer.
build. revitalize. maintain.
OPI develops soccer fields and futsal courts in our City's parks and schools so that kids of all ages have high-quality and safe playing surfaces to enjoy the beautiful game.
These projects improve communities by bringing people together over a shared project, a shared park, a shared fundraising goal, and a shared game. Our work brings places for play to underserved neighborhoods and supports after-school programming in schools and community centers. And our volunteer projects make park improvements that City budgets can't touch.
Read on to learn about OPI's mission and join our mailing list to stay in touch.
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OPI builds fields and improves parks throughout our City.
Coming soon to a pitch near you.
OPI's work with Portland Parks and Recreation and Portland Public Schools have afforded us the opportunity to improve fields throughout the City. We visit parks each year, with dozens of volunteers in tow, lending our muscle and sweat to make things just a little bit better for the next group of kids that take the field.
OPI fulfills its mission in two main ways:
Volunteer Work. The primary source of OPI's impact comes from our volunteers and work days at local parks. If there is a park or school in your area that could use some TLC, drop us a line with details. We use community feedback to help identify priorities.
Capital Projects. OPI also targets underserved areas and underutilized spaces for new field development. See our capital projects portfolio for how OPI makes pitches out of unused lots and asphalt.
Your support makes all the difference.
It brings fields to kids that wouldn't otherwise have them. It makes them better, safer, cleaner, nicer. From fresh paint on an old rusty goal to a new turf field in an underserved neighborhood—your donations change communities one pitch and one player at a time.
You can also support OPI with the purchases you make every day through Amazon's Smile program. Simply use this link to designate OPI as the charity you wish to support and .5% of qualifying purchases at Amazon will go to support OPI.
Have skills, materials, or other ways you'd like to support OPI? Drop us a line. We'd love to talk to you about it.
OPI is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 27-3221349.