COMMUNITY


The Trail Blazers are dedicated to impacting underserved kids and families where they live, learn, and play.

The application for the Trail Blazers Foundation Sport for Health Grants presented by Nike is now available. Nonprofit organizations that have a mission, primary goal, or program focused on getting kids and families active and healthy can apply now through June 4.

Make a Wish - Scott Baisden

The Trail Blazers team up with Make a Wish to give Scott Baisden the ultimate Rip City experience.

Make it Better

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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

Blazers Mentor Local Youth in 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

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

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

Aldridge Hosts Youth at Practice Facility

LA invited local youth into the team's practice facility for a "day in the life" of a pro basketball player -- all in the name of Maurice Lucas.
Jan 29, 2015  |  02:07

Team's Favorite Road Trip

The Trail Blazers visit St. Mary's Home for Boys, spend time with boys playing hoops.
Jan 21, 2015  |  02:26

Wesley Matthews Teams with Fred Meyer for Annual Coat Drive

Trail Blazers G Wesley Matthews gives back to the youth in the community through his annual coat drive and shopping spree.
Jan 9, 2015  |  02:01

Robin Lopez Provides Books To Elementary School

Trail Blazers Center Robin Lopez surprises students at James John Elementary School by bringing each student a book for the holidays.
Jan 5, 2015  |  02:08

Trail Blazers Show Commitment To Service At Oregon Food Bank

Portland Trail Blazers players and staff join military service members to pack boxes and combat food insecurity at the Oregon Food Bank
Nov 17, 2014  |  02:15

Team Visits Elementary School in North Portland

The Trail Blazers visit Boise-Eliot Elementary School in North Portland to announce five non-profit partners for 2014-15 season.
Oct 13, 2014  |  04:15

Respect PSA

Mar 16, 2016  |  00:30

Ed Davis' Portland Food Reviews: Screen Door

Ed Davis and Gerald Henderson visit one of Portland's most popular restaurants, as selected by fans, to see if the food lived up to the hype.
Feb 19, 2016  |  03:58

Blaze Water Tips

Jan 20, 2016  |  00:32

Blaze Transportation Tips

Jan 20, 2016  |  00:35
 

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

Rip City 5050 Raffle in partnership with the Safeway Foundation
The Rip City 5050 Raffle in partnership with the Safeway Foundation raises funds for local nonprofits at every home game by selling tickets to split the jackpot with one lucky winner.

Blazers Fit

Blazers Fit
The Portland Trail Blazers partner with leading healthcare providers to promote healthy living.