PORTLAND, Ore. (March 20, 2023) The Trail Blazers Foundation has awarded 19 grants, totaling $101,000, to schools throughout Oregon through its ‘Take It To The Court for Education’ school grant program. The grants will be distributed to schools throughout 11 different counties in the state, reaching from the southeast in Malheur County all the way west to Douglas County and north to Clatsop County. For more information, visit trailblazers.com/schoolgrants.

“The Trail Blazers Foundation is very excited to distribute this year’s Take it To The Court for Education school grants,” said Annie Klug, Trail Blazers Foundation Executive Director. “There are schools, educators, and administrators across the state working tirelessly to create much needed opportunities for students and they deserve to be celebrated. We hope our contributions help them continue to have important positive impacts.”

School representatives were invited to Moda Center on Sunday for a pre-game celebration with Foundation Board members and Trail Blazers staff prior to an on-court recognition during halftime.

The grants will directly support a variety of academic, arts, athletic, and community programs. See below for a full list of grant recipients and their respective programs.

2022-23 Take it To The Court for Education Grant Recipients

• Aloha Huber Park School (Washington), newcomer after-school programming

• Chiloquin Elementary School (Klamath), enhanced playground and recess equipment

• Clatskanie Middle/High School (Columbia), replacing 25-year-old football uniforms

• Community Transition School (Washington), Friday outings for students with disabilities

• Four Rivers Community School (Malheur), sports skills clinics and equipment

• George Middle School (Multnomah) o School soccer program

• Gresham High School (Multnomah), field trips for English Language Learner Newcomer Program

• Harrison Park School (Multnomah), school running club

• HOLLA School (Multnomah), culturally specific elective program

• KairosPDX Learning Academy (Multnomah), parkour and dance classes

• Kids Unlimited Public Charter School (Jackson), equipment and fees for soccer, basketball, and volleyball participation

• Lincoln Middle School (Douglas), sustainable maker space

• Meadows Elementary (Multnomah), Reading Results programming

• Milwaukie High School (Clackamas County), band and orchestra instruments, teaching, and trips

• Mitchell School (Wheeler), 6-man football team uniforms

• Reynolds High School (Multnomah), soccer goal posts

• Three Rivers K-8 School (Deschutes), skateboarding club

• Warrenton Middle School (Clatsop), increase female participation in welding and other STEAM programming

• Yoncalla Elementary School (Douglas), supporting the school soccer team