Diego Chara's world-class feats of art featured as Timbers' "Stand Together Week" draws near | THE SIDELINE

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara is not a world-renowned painter whose works of art have sold for hundreds of thousands or millions on the open market. But his 2012 masterpiece, called "Yellow Wall" (see video below), is still talked about amongst the kingpins of the underground art scene in Portland.

And he's back again, with yet another tremendous piece — this time a detailed portrait of Timbers teammate Michael Harrington (see video above). Having fun with Diego's (non-) art skills, the Timbers are promoting their Stand Together Week initiative, which calls for fans of the team and Portland citizens to get involved in the community.

What is really becoming a regular story, the Timbers and Timbers Army continue to give back to the community and city of Portland, time and again.

In 2012, Stand Together Week participants donated 1,454 hours of service at 31 events benefitting youth and the environment in the Portland Metro area. Nonprofits served included Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW, Portland YouthBuilders, and Friends of Trees, among others. Watch a summary of the week in the video below.

Running from August 4-10, the week will consist of 30 volunteer projects with various nonprofit organizations throughout the city, and will again engage hundreds of supporters, including Timbers players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff. Each project will have a meaningful impact on the community with an overall focus on benefitting youth and the environment.


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