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MLS’s Portland Timbers introduce Tillamook as new front-of-shirt sponsor – SportsLogos.Net

After dumping former shirt sponsor DaBella after just one game following allegations of sexual harassment against the company’s executives, Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers have found another taker for that prime real estate.

Just before their game Sunday afternoon against their Pacific Northwest rivals, the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers announced that they have agreed to a multi-year deal with Tillamook – a farmer-owned dairy cooperative based in Oregon – to become their new front-of-shirt sponsor. Timbers players wore the company’s logo in that game against Seattle.

Tillamook’s full logo, including a wordmark in a script font and a weathervane with a sailing ship on it, appears on the Timbers’ green primary jersey. Their second shirt, which they wore at home on Sunday, only features the wordmark as the club crest is placed in the center and further up the chest.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring these two iconic Oregon brands together and celebrate our state in such a unique way through this expanded collaboration. Tillamook is a brand that truly represents the best of Oregon, and the Portland Timbers are incredibly proud to wear the Tillamook name on our jerseys.

— Heather Davis, CEO of Timbers

Tillamook has been a sponsor of the Timbers in some form or another since 2014, although this is the most prominent placement the company has had. Tillamook products are available at concessions at the Timbers’ home stadium, Providence Park.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with the Portland Timbers, and this is truly a result of the fans. When the Timbers began looking for a new jersey sponsor, we received dozens of responses from fans begging Tillamook to become the jersey sponsor. It will always be important to us to support our home state of Oregon, and the time felt right to further invest in our long-standing partnership with the Timbers, do something good for the community and show appreciation to the fans.

—Kate Boltin, VP Marketing, Tillamook

As part of the sponsorship deal, Tillamook will become involved with the Timbers’ Fields for All program, which builds soccer fields and indoor soccer fields for uniforms in underserved rural communities in Oregon. Tillamook employees will also participate in “Stand Together” week in September, supporting nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities in the Portland region.

Tillamook was founded in 1909 as a cooperative of farmers, and their production facilities employ more than 900 people throughout the state of Oregon. The Tillamook Creamery is one of the largest tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, attracting more than a million visitors annually.