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Timbers Army needs help finding lost memorial banner

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Timbers Army/Rose City Riveters

It was a great weekend on the pitch for soccer fans in Portland over Father's Day Weekend with both the Timbers and Thorns picking up a victory.

However, despite the wins, things weren't as great for the Timbers Army/Rose City Riveters.

Between the end of Saturday's Timbers match and the beginning of Sunday's Thorns match a beloved piece of matchday memorabilia went missing: The Gisele Currier Memorial Banner.

According to Timbers Army/Rose City Riveters, the banner and a picture of Currier were in a cardboard box at the top of section 107 following the match on Saturday, but where nowhere to be found come Sunday. It's unclear if the banner was stolen or just misplaced by a member of stadium staff, but that is besides the point. All that matters is that the beloved memorial to Currier be returned to its rightful location.

"For many who knew Gisele, stopping by to say hello to her was part of a Timbers match day experience," the Timbers Army told NBCSNW in a statement. "Some continue to stop by the seats at the top of Section 107 where Gisele and her sister Paula sat to pay their respects and remember her impact on soccer in Portland."

Gisele and her sister Paula were soccer fans through and through. The pair was at the very first Timbers match in 1975 and could often be seen at various soccer events around the city. When Paula passed away in 2003, the Timbers paid tribute by having every Timbers player place a rose on her seat in her memory. 

 

To this day, we try to keep both of these seats open and place the banner there as a reminder of the Gisele’s passion, love, and warmth.

Timbers Army on the Gisele Currier Memorial Banner

If you have any information regarding the Gisele Currier Memorial Banner you are asked to contact the Timbers Army/Rose City Riveters at contactus@107ist.org.