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The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and families where they live, learn, and play. Click on the icons below to learn more about our efforts in the community.

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Rip City At the 2018 Portland Pride Parade

A look back at the Trail Blazers day at the 2018 Portland Pride Parade.

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Rip City At the 2018 Portland Pride Parade

A look back at the Trail Blazers day at the 2018 Portland Pride Parade.
Jun 1, 2018  |  01:00

Our Rip City

Apr 10, 2018  |  00:30

Trail Blazers and Nautilus Take Over Clark County Youth Basketball Tournament

Earlier this season, Maurice Harkless, Pat Connaughton, and the Trail Blazers game night crew joined Nautilus Cares for a surprise takeover during the championship game of the Clark County Activities League youth tournament.
Apr 9, 2018  |  02:02

Black History Month Recap

A look back at the Black History Month celebration at Moda Center.
Mar 26, 2018  |  01:10

Nike Play Grant Benefits Kukatonon Dance Troupe

Recipients of the Trail Blazers Foundation Nike Play Grant, Kukatonon provides tuition-free, after-school programming in West African dance, drumming, and ballet to primarily African and African American children from low-income households.
Mar 20, 2018  |  02:16

Holiday Hoops Clinic

Over the holidays, the Trail Blazers teamed up with local nonprofit Girls Inc. to provide a clinic to young athletes in the Portland area, teaching them teamwork and leadership skills to help them be successful on and off the court.
Mar 14, 2018  |  01:09

Players Coaching Rip City Academy

Pat Connaughton and Jake Layman recently took part in a Rip City Academy training day to work with youth basketball players from the Portland area and give them a tour of the Trail Blazers practice facility.
Mar 14, 2018  |  01:34

National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration

On February 8 we celebrated our inaugural Rip City Strong event and partnered with Girls Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Mar 8, 2018  |  01:27

Pile Of Puppies Party At Ronald McDonald House

Jusuf Nurkić, Jake Layman, Zach Collins teamed up with Maurice Chew-cas, Sidney Licks, Arvydas Sa-bone-is and the rest of the Pile of Puppies roster for a party at the Ronald McDonald House
Mar 7, 2018  |  02:17

2017 Pride Night

We celebrated this year’s second annual Rip City Pride Night on November 18 as the Trail Blazers defeated the Sacramento Kings. The night’s 5050 raffle, silent auction and retail sales benefited the Q Center, raising more than $5,000 for the non-profit organization.
Dec 18, 2017  |  01:02

Trail Blazers Visit Doernbecher Children's Hospital

The Portland Trail Blazers took some time off to visit Portland's Doernbecher Children's Hospital to lift the spirits of kids there during the holiday season.
Dec 14, 2017  |  01:05

2017 Rip City Relay

Oct 17, 2017  |  02:37

2017 Summer Hoops Camp

Sep 14, 2017  |  02:21

2017 3-on-3 League

The Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Portland’s premier 3-on-3 tournament for players of all ages, abilities and skill levels. Watch the 2017 recap of the weekend festivities.
Aug 21, 2017  |  02:27
 

Programs

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Our programs unite our efforts with those of our corporate partners to raise awareness and address important issues in our community.

Foundation

Funding is available for nonprofit organizations, schools, and students in Oregon and SW Washington via various Foundation grants throughout the year.

Partners

Service Sports & Suds community event at the Children’s Arboretum
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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Thousands of in-kind donations are given to 501c3 organizations annually to support fundraising efforts, events, and special experiences.

FUNDRAISE WITH CONCESSIONS

Nonprofit organizations can volunteer to sell concessions at Rose Quarter games and events to receive a percentage of their sales to support their work.