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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Lady Pilots are the Spirit of Portland - October 8, 2012

 

On Sunday, Nick was proud to join with Commissioner Amanda Fritz to present the University of Portland Women's Soccer team with a Spirit of Portland award.

 

Before the Lady Pilots battled the San Diego State Aztecs, the Pilots' number one fan (Nick!) was pleased to share the many accomplishments of this group of young women - on and off the field.

 

In addition to their many other community service efforts, the team rallied to support fundraising efforts for Harper's Playground- a new, inclusive and accessible playground in Arbor Lodge Park.  Inspired by six-year-old Harper Goldberg, who was born with Emanuel Syndrome, the lady Pilots launched a season-long silent auction and raised $5,000 for the playground.  This season, the team will donate tickets to raise additional funds.

 

While this outstanding group of women lost on the field on Sunday, to our community, they always shine.

 

A formal Spirit of Portland award ceremony will be held at 7pm on October 29 at the Doubletree Hotel.