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2016-17 Community Impact Recap

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2017 Rip City Relay

Oct 17, 2017  |  02:37

2017 Summer Hoops Camp

Sep 14, 2017  |  02:21

Trail Blazers Work with Local Youth at Mentoring Event

To celebrate National Mentoring Month in January, more than 40 boys and their mentors from local youth organizations visited the Trail Blazers Practice Facility for a behind the scenes tour and Q&A session with Trail Blazers players. This event launched the NBA’s Leadership Together work in Portland and celebrated National Mentoring Month while supporting the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Jun 12, 2017  |  01:59

Crabbe, Napier and Harkless Visit Randall’s Children Hospital

Allen Crabbe, Shabazz Napier and Maurice Harkless​ spent an afternoon at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel​, visiting kids and their families and bringing smiles to faces.
Mar 29, 2017  |  01:40

Video: McCollum, Turner and Ezeli Join High School Students for Visit African-American Art Exhibit

CJ McCollum, Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli had the opportunity to join students from Parkrose High School for a tour of Portland Art Museum's African-American Art Exhibit.
Feb 27, 2017  |  01:54

Video: Trail Blazers Reduce Carbon Footprint Through Upcycled Uniforms

At each of the Trail Blazers five 'Green Games' this season, the team will sell specialty items from upcycled uniforms as part of their commitment to reduce environmental impact.
Feb 24, 2017  |  02:16

2016 Sport for Health Grant

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Dec 1, 2016  |  02:45

Doernbecher Visit 2016

Dec 1, 2016  |  01:35

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


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


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


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.


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