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TRAIL BLAZERS TO HOST PORTER, GROSS ‘CELEBRATION' ON DEC. 17

Ticketed event to bridge eras, provide laughs, fund scholarship

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers, in conjunction with the scheduled jersey retirement ceremonies for Terry Porter and Bobby Gross this December, will host a public celebration and VIP reception on December 17 at the Rose Garden.

Tickets are only $10 for the 7:30 p.m. celebration, which will honor, roast and recognize the two honored guests among a ‘who's who' of Trail Blazers players, coaches and personalities from throughout the organization's 39-year history in Portland.

"Our goal is to host a fun, fan-friendly evening that will bring people together from different eras in our history, provide some laughs and rekindle some great Trail Blazers memories," Trail Blazers President Larry Miller said.

A VIP reception for Trail Blazers luminaries, on the Lexus Club Level at 6:00 p.m., will precede the public celebration. Hard-core BlazerManiacs who want to rub elbows with Blazers greats of past and present can purchase tickets to the private reception for $100. The cost includes light snacks, drinks and VIP seating for the celebration.

Any net proceeds from the celebration will benefit the Kevin Duckworth Scholarship Fund.

Tickets for the celebration and the VIP reception are available at Trail Blazers.com or by calling 503-797-9600. Free parking for both events will be available in the Garden Garage.

Jersey retirement week schedule of events:

December 16 Porter jersey retirement

December 17 Trail Blazers VIP reception at 6 p.m.

December 17 Team Heritage Celebration at 7:30 p.m.

December 18 Gross jersey retirement     

-- Ben (benjamin.golliver@gmail.com)