PORTLAND TIMBERS FC ATTICUS 10 YEAR MAKE A WISH SCARF
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the Portland Timbers will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Atticus match and provide the opportunity for fundraising support for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Oregon, helping children battling critical illnesses living in Oregon and SW Washington.
May 1, 2013 is a day many Portland Timbers fans, former players, and staff will not forgot. On that sunny Wednesday afternoon, 8-year-old Atticus Lane DuPre led his team of friends, The Green Machine, to an extraordinary 10-9 victory over the Portland Timbers at Providence Park (formerly JELD-WEN Field).
Remarkably, this loss remains the only one in the team's history to be celebrated by their home supporters.
The 3,000 passionate Timbers fans who packed the North End hailed DuPre and his team as heroes, and emotions ran high. It was all thanks to Make-A-Wish Oregon, who granted DuPre, then undergoing cancer treatment, his ultimate dream: to play a game with his friends against his favorite team, the Portland Timbers.
"I chose something that lots of people could do," DuPre said in an interview at the time, noting that other children might opt for a trip to Disneyland or a special gift.