SNAKE Court is officially open for play


SNAKE Court at Vance Park is officially open to the public! SNAKE Court at Vance Park is a pair of new futsal courts in the Rockwood neighborhood and is the first project of Fields For All, a collaboration between OPI and the Portland Timbers' Stand Together initiative. SNAKE Court is an acronym that stands for "Sports, Neighborhood, Action, Knowledge and Empowerment."

The dedication ceremony featured OPI members Shawn Levy and Josh Barrett, Gresham resident and project initiator Ricki Ruiz, Timbers owner and CEO Merritt Paulson, Timbers president of business operations Mike Golub, players Liam Ridgewell and Diego Valeri, Gresham mayor Shane Bemis, city officials, and sponsors.

Media coverage of the event:

A fan's passion helps spark new SNAKE Court with help from Portland Timbers, Operation Pitch Invasion - Timbers (video + article)

‘Snake Court’ becomes futsal haven in Gresham - KOIN (video + article)

Portland Timbers, Operation Pitch Invasion unveil new futsal courts at Vance Park - The Oregonian (articles + photo gallery)

Timbers players help unveil Gresham's new futsal courts - KATU (video + article)

Portland Timbers help unveil new futsal courts in Rockwood neighborhood - KPTV (video + article)

Stand Together, Operation Pitch Invasion unveil SNAKE Court at Vance Park - Timbers (press release)

Event photos - Timbers (Facebook photo gallery)

Ricki Ruiz of the Rockwood Initiative cuts the ribbon to open SNAKE Court.