COMMUNITY


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.

2016 Hoops for Troops Commitment to Service

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.

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2016 Hoops for Troops Commitment to Service

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.
Nov 21, 2016  |  01:53

"CJ McCollum's Dream Center" Opens, Providing Resources for Local Youth

In partnership with Moda Health, CJ McCollum launched a learning center for youth at the Boys & Girls Club
Nov 18, 2016  |  01:57

Trail Blazers Enjoy Night of Fun and Games with Fans While Raising Money

In the team's second annual 'Game On' event with Moda Health and Nike, players and coaches shared laughs and camaraderie with fans.
Nov 18, 2016  |  01:58

5050 Raffle

Nov 14, 2016  |  00:30

2016 Game On Recap

Nov 4, 2016  |  01:58

Full Circle Sustainability

Oct 17, 2016  |  00:30

Journalism Major McCollum Pays it Forward to Local Youth

"Reading is a big part of life and it's important for kids to understand that" - McCollum
May 18, 2016  |  01:47

Make a Wish - Scott Baisden

The Trail Blazers team up with Make a Wish to give Scott Baisden the ultimate Rip City experience.
Apr 20, 2016  |  03:17

Threes for Trees

Apr 1, 2016  |  02:24

Video: Inaugural 'Blazers Leprechaun Lap' at adidas Shamrock Run

The Trail Blazers hosted a 1k run for youth at state's largest running event in downtown Portland
Mar 21, 2016  |  01:01

Nike Developing

Feb 26, 2016  |  04:06

Video: Trail Blazers Visit Patients at Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Noah, Pat, Ed and Cliff pay a special visit to patients of Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Feb 16, 2016  |  02:09

Nike Discovery

Trail Blazers team with Nike to take Youth Basketball to new heights in Portland.
Feb 4, 2016  |  02:28

Nike Discovery

Trail Blazers team with Nike to take Youth Basketball to new heights in Portland.
Feb 4, 2016  |  04:13

Video: Trail Blazers Help Mentor Local Youth Through Special Event

In coordination with National Mentoring Month, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe, Gerald Henderson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh and Tim Frazier hosted 20 youth at the Practice Facility to shed some light on their life stories.
Jan 27, 2016  |  01:40

Blazers FIT Challenge

Jan 15, 2016  |  01:41

Video: Team Brings Joy to Randall Children's Hospital

Trail Blazers players and coaches brought some joy to the children and families at Legacy Randall Children's Hospital on Thursday afternoon, doing arts & crafts, shooting hoops, taking photos and signing autographs.
Jan 12, 2016  |  02:37

Game On Recap Video

Jan 1, 2016  |  02:54

Trail Blazers Launch Rip City Academy

In an effort to promote active lifestyles as part of the Trail Blazers' social responsibility initiatives, the team welcomed over 40 middle school players to its practice facility for the launch of the Rip City Academy.
Nov 18, 2015  |  01:51

Video: Night at the Movies with the Trail Blazers

CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe, Noah Vonleh and Pat Connaughton joined kids and mentors from Friends of the Children for a special screening of 'Goosebumps'.
Oct 22, 2015  |  02:00

Video: Farouq Visits Blazers Boys & Girls Club

Small forward Al-Farouq Aminu swung by the Blazers Boys & Girls Club to speak with the youth and play some hoops.
Oct 19, 2015  |  02:26

Sport for Health

Oct 7, 2015  |  02:57

Trail Blazers Finalist for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award

The Portland Trail Blazers (National Basketball Association) supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington to help make the region a better place for children and families where they live, learn and play. They are part of an Oregon Active Schools collaborative effort with other local companies. Moda Center, the Trail Blazers home arena, sources local food and donates healthy food to schools and homeless shelters that cannot get fresh proteins and vegetables. The Trail Blazers launched an inaugural Sport for Health grant in April 2015, which funds nonprofits working to get underserved youth and their families active and moving. The organization also engaged more than 4,100 youth in 56 Blazers FIT Camps and Clinics across the region last year alone. The Trail Blazers’ culture of healthy lifestyles is evident throughout the organization, with access to standing desks, walking meetings and a strong wellness program. The team encourages people to work out during the day and opens the gym to the entire arena staff.
Jul 23, 2015  |  02:00

Batum, Freeland, McCollum Visit Randall Children's Hopsital

Nicolas Batum, Joel Freeland and CJ McCollum spend the day with kids and staff at Randall Children's Hospital.
Mar 10, 2015  |  01:15

Four Trail Blazers Visit Local High Schools For Black History Month

Robin Lopez and Allen Crabbe visit Jefferson High School while Dorell Wright and CJ McCollum met with students from Rosemary Anderson High School.
Mar 6, 2015  |  02:13

Make It Better PSA

The Portland Trail Blazers are dedicated to making Oregon and SW Washington a better place for children and families where they live, learn, and play.
Feb 23, 2015  |  00:30

Lillard Visits Roosevelt High For Respect Program

Damian Lillard heads to Roosevelt High School for the Respect Program, emphasizes importance of standing up for one another.
Feb 16, 2015  |  02:19
 

Programs

Blaze
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.

Request a Donation

Thousands of in-kind donations are given to 501c3 organizations annually to support fundraising efforts, events, and special experiences.

Rip City 5050 Raffle in partnership with the Safeway Foundation

The Trail Blazers and Safeway/Albertsons Foundations team up to offer local nonprofit organizations an opportunity to fundraise for their causes each Trail Blazers home game.

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.