When teacher Steve Brand died at Christmas time last year, he left behind his wonderful family, including some great young daughters and he also left a void at Chapman Elementary school where he taught. Now, that Chapman community is honoring him, and his love of soccer, by raising money to pay for a turf field to be installed at the school. As a friend of Steve and his family, I photographed kids playing soccer in the rain and mud today to highlight the awful conditions at Chapman and at most Portland schools in spring. Good luck to the effort. I hope to see the field next year!