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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
OREGON: Portland Barefoot 3 x 3 Benefit Tournament to Draw Hundreds to Northeast Portland
By Larry Bingham
May 21, 2013 (05.20.2013)

Oregon’s Northeast United Soccer Club and The Portland Barefoot are working together to present the 2013 Portland Barefoot 3 x 3 Tournament & World Soccer Festival June 9 at Concordia University. The project started with Dr. Gordon Johnson, a Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood physician. Johnson was at a world HIV conference when he first learned about the Grassroots Soccer program to raise HIV awareness in Africa. He organized the first Portland tournament four years ago and raised $2,500 with 60 players. This year, with 450 players and an estimated 1,000 spectators, Johnson hopes to raise $20,000. The volunteer-run soccer tournament aims to bring attention to HIV awareness worldwide.