make it better programs exist to raise awareness of important issues in our community and to inspire people to change their behavior – to be respectful to ourselves, each other and the planet; to read more with kids; and to stay active and eat healthy.

Respect: The Trail Blazers, Les Schwab, and adidas believe in treating ourselves, each other, and the planet with Respect. The Respect program helps spread this message throughout the community.

Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez at a Read Big event in SE Portland

Give and Go Assists: The Trail Blazers and Moda Health believe in the importance of active living. Through this program every on court assist results in a donation from Moda and the Trail Blazers Foundation that goes towards building an all abilities playground each year in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

Read Big: The Trail Blazers and Knowledge Universe believe in the power of reading. Together we are working to inspire kids and families to read more and read together so that every 3rd grader is reading at grade level.

Wesley Matthews Scholarship Fund: The Trail Blazers, Wesley Matthews, and Wells Fargo have teamed up to award high school seniors scholarships to continue their education.

Hometown Hero: The Trail Blazers and Leupold and Stevens are proud to recognize the brave men and women of our armed forces, first responders and everyday heroes during every home game through the Hometown Heroes program.

Block out Cancer: The Trail Blazers and Genentech have teamed up to Block Out Cancer. For every shot blocked by the Trail Blazers players, we donate to the Children’s Cancer Association to bring joy to children and their families who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses.

Wesley Matthews Coat Drive: The Trail Blazers, Wesley Matthews and Fred Meyer collect coats every year to help keep kids warm during the winter.