The foundations of former Portland Trail Blazers Brian Grant and Maurice Lucas are hosting a charity basketball game in Portland to “bring together two local charities to increase awareness of their efforts, celebrate their NBA legacies and raise funds for the great work they do in the Portland community.”
Here are some basic details provided by the Brian Grant Foundation:
Name: Red v Blk Charity Basketball Game benefiting the Brian Grant Foundation and Maurice Lucas Foundation
Location: Viking Pavilion
Date: Aug 18, 2018
Time: Doors open at 12:00 pm/ Tip off is at 1:00 pm
Cost: $10 - $25
Purchase tickets at: https://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1442&r=28e39763da844e26bf370348b6c7f971
And here is a detailed description of the event:
Come out and support two local non-profits founded by two Blazers greats. The first annual RED v BLK Charity Basketball Game will be held at Viking Pavilion on the PSU Campus on Saturday, August 18th with a 1:00 tip off. Doors open at 12pm and it’s sure to be a family affair with food, raffles, a DJ, halftime prizes, and much more. The game will feature local celebrities, former athletes and coaches.
The Maurice Lucas Foundation teaches kids lessons they can use to help them realize their dreams. Their academies show the importance of hard work, respect and leadership both in the classroom and on the court.
The Brian Grant Foundation helps people live better with Parkinson’s through exercise and nutrition. BGF was founded by former Blazer Brian Grant who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008.
You can read more about the work done by Brian Grant and his foundation here, and the Maurice Lucas Foundation here.