2016-17 Community Impact Recap
Make it Better
To celebrate National Mentoring Month in January, more than 40 boys and their mentors from local youth organizations visited the Trail Blazers Practice Facility for a behind the scenes tour and Q&A session with Trail Blazers players. This event launched the NBA’s Leadership Together work in Portland and celebrated National Mentoring Month while supporting the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Allen Crabbe, Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless spent an afternoon at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, visiting kids and their families and bringing smiles to faces.
CJ McCollum, Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli had the opportunity to join students from Parkrose High School for a tour of Portland Art Museum's African-American Art Exhibit.
At each of the Trail Blazers five 'Green Games' this season, the team will sell specialty items from upcycled uniforms as part of their commitment to reduce environmental impact.
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As part of NBA Cares' 'Commitment to Service' the Trail Blazers partnered with USO Northwest and the Oregon Food Bank to package goods for families in Oregon.
In partnership with Moda Health, CJ McCollum launched a learning center for youth at the Boys & Girls Club
In the team's second annual 'Game On' event with Moda Health and Nike, players and coaches shared laughs and camaraderie with fans.
"Reading is a big part of life and it's important for kids to understand that" - McCollum
The Trail Blazers team up with Make a Wish to give Scott Baisden the ultimate Rip City experience.
The Trail Blazers hosted a 1k run for youth at state's largest running event in downtown Portland
Our programs unite our efforts with those of our corporate partners to raise awareness and address important issues in our community.
Funding is available for nonprofit organizations, schools, and students in Oregon and SW Washington via various Foundation grants throughout the year.
Our key community partners are at the core of efforts to support underserved kids and families, offering programs that directly align with our live, learn, and play impact areas.
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