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PCU Guest Speaker Series - Zarek Valentin

Updated: May 31, 2020

Portland City United (PCU) will be hosting former Portland Timber Zarek Valentin as the first participant in our newly launched Guest Speaker Series on Saturday, May 30th (time TBD) via Zoom.

As part of our Guest Speaker Series, we want to give our players the chance to speak to Valentin directly. Players can submit questions to our Youth Program Director, Ashton Betts, for the opportunity to win some PCU swag and a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak directly to Zarek Valentin! The call will be open to ALL club members, and the meeting invitation will be sent out in a separate email prior to the 30th.

How Can I Submit My Question?

  • All current PCU players are eligible to submit questions according to the guidelines below. 

  • Send your question(s) to PCU Youth Program Director Ashton Betts at for consideration.

  • Submissions must be sent in by Tuesday, May 26 at 10pm to be eligible for selection. 

  • Subject line for submissions: Zarek Valentin Contest Submission

  • Body of the email should include: (1) One to two questions for Zarek Valentin (2) Player’s full name and age group

How Are Winners Selected?

  • Five players will be selected to ask one of their submitted questions to Zarek during the call! Winners will also receive a PCU t-shirt!.

  • Winners will be selected by PCU staff members and notified on Wednesday, May 27th.

  • Instructions for participants to join the call will be included in the notification email.

For more information, please contact PCU Youth Program Director Ashton Betts at