Trail Blazers, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and make it better to raise funds for Philippines

Check Presentation Friday to Include Donations from Corporate Partners




Earlier this month, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, displacing more than 600,000 people and affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. In an effort to support those experiencing hardship, the Portland Trail Blazers have teamed up with local non-profits and corporate partners to raise funds for the relief efforts in the South Pacific.

The make it better Foundation will donate its portion of funds raised from the 5050 Rip City Raffle during Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. The Trail Blazers will match the amount donated by the make it better Foundation with a donation of their own.

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will match the sum donation of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks, who held a collection during last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The team will present a check to the American Red Cross during the first timeout in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game. The check will include donations from the make it better Foundation, Portland Trail Blazers and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, as well as donations from team partners Moda Health, adidas and Columbia Distributing.

Tickets for the 5050 Rip City Raffle, in partnership with The Safeway Foundation, can be purchased at kiosks located inside the Moda Center at Entry A7 on the 100 level or Entry C31 on the 300 level. Additionally, volunteers from AC Portland and the American Red Cross will be on-foot with raffle tickets throughout the arena. Tickets can be purchased from the time doors open until the 6:00 mark of the third quarter.