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Operation Pitch Invasion 

Soccer from the grassroots up

Announcing Project Blacktop

Our new initiative, new look, and expanded vision

Build. Revitalize. Maintain.

OPI develops soccer fields and futsal courts in parks and schools so that kids of all ages have high-quality and safe playing surfaces to enjoy the beautiful game.

4 principles guide our work:

HEALTH: Develop safe, attractive, quality surfaces to get kids active in soccer play
ACCESS: Fill "recreation deserts"areas under-served with athletic facilitieswith new play spaces
TALENT:  Create the next generation of American soccer players who grow up playing the sport every day right in their own neighborhoods
COMMUNITY: Give the new generation of American soccer fans opportunities to spread their love of the game to the grassroots level in their own towns

 
Nicole Barker Photography

Nicole Barker Photography

 

How we make an impact

Volunteer Work: Our volunteers get their hands dirty to repair and improve parks and pitches. 

Pitch Development: Building fields such as Bless Field—our biggest project to date.  

Project Blacktop: Converting schoolyard blacktop into attractive, flexible surfaces for futsal.

Fields For All: Our ongoing partnership with the Portland Timbers.

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