WE ARE ALL PART OF RIP CITY

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RIP CITY BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER TO CREATE LASTING MEMORIES THROUGH THE POWER OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. OUR ORGANIZATION HAS AN OPPORTUNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR STAFF, PLAYERS, FANS, AND COMMUNITY. AS SUCH, WE ARE COMMITTED TO ADVANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION AND OUR COMMUNITY.

Our Purpose

To bring people together and create extraordinary moments and lasting memories through the power of sports and entertainment

Organizational Values

  • Integrity

    We are authentic and uphold our commitments and values

  • Innovation

    We embrace new ideas and are always learning and improving

  • Inclusion

    We celebrate individuality and engage multiple perspectives

  • Impact

    We have a positive influence on each other, our community, environment, partners, fans and guests

Operational Values

  • Commitment to Safety
  • Individual Connection
  • Seamless Performance
  • Passion and Fun
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WHAT IS DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION?

Diversity: The full range of differences and similarities, visible and non-visible, that make each individual unique.

Equity: Inclusive treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, with the explicit intention of identifying and eliminating barriers to foster equal outcomes.

Inclusion: An environment that recognizes, values and fully leverages different perspectives and backgrounds to drive results.

Equity Statement

Rip City brings people together to create lasting memories through the power of sports and entertainment.

Our organization has an opportunity and responsibility to positively impact our staff, players, fans, and community. As such, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and our community, which includes:

  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment that champions differences and embraces the respectful open expression of ideas that are free from hateful, racist, profane, violent or harassing behaviors or comments
  • Ensuring that our policies, practices and programs consider and seek to address societal inequities that disproportionately impact specific groups
  • Utilizing our platform and resources to positively impact people throughout our community who have been underserved
  • Cultivating a staff that reflects the community we serve and an inclusive culture where multiple perspectives are valued

We ask that you join us in this journey, and that you continue to advance this work within your own sphere of influence.

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DEI Strategic Plan

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we have a strategic plan that spans across our business. The plan was created, and is being executed, by over 30 stakeholders from throughout the company. At the highest level, here are our vision statements for each area of the strategic plan.

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RIP CITY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Led by our President of Business Operations, Dewayne Hankins, the Executive Council is the first line of response to our fast-paced world when societal issues arise. In addition to addressing real-time situations, this council provides feedback and insight regarding long-term DEI initiatives or issues and seek opportunities that may have a profound impact on the internal and external Trail Blazer/RQ community.

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Business Resource Groups

Our Employee-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and build a sense of community within identity-based groups. BRGs give employees the opportunity to strengthen internal relationships, sharpen leadership skills, while giving back to the local Portland community.

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We ask that you join us in this journey, and that you continue to advance this work within your own sphere of influence. We are all in this together – after all, we are all part of Rip City.

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