Blazer’s Edge is pleased to announce that, thanks to generous donations from readers, more than 2100 children in need, plus teachers, coaches, and chaperones, will see the Portland Trail Blazers face Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 17th. You not only donated the original 2000 tickets requested, but made room for an extra 100 and more. Thousands of lives will be made better, and young fandoms grown, because of your generosity.
On Monday, it will be my pleasure to send out notification for ALL the adult leaders waiting to hear whether they can go that yes, they can tell their kids it’s on. This is the most beautiful day of our year, second only to the actual day all those kids get to go to a game they couldn’t have seen otherwise.
Thank you to everyone who donated and/or spread the word! Special thanks this year go to Chad Doing and Brian Noe of RipCityRadio 620 AM, Jim Ferretti of KXL Radio FM 101.1, Ben Golliver of the Washington Post, Kelly AuCoin of Billions and The Americans fame, and to Meyers and Elle Leonard for supporting the event and getting word out.
Enormous thanks go to Dan Marang and the Blazers Outsiders on NBCSportsNorthwest! Check them out every chance you get!
We also thank Portland Trail Blazers ticket agent Alec Botts for arranging the event and all of the adults who work with kids in need who write in and make the evening go.
If any of you are in attendance on March 17th, watch for the school buses and packed MAX Trains, and listen for the riotous cheers coming from the upper and middle bowls! What a night. What an event! All because of you.
P.S. If you have a little charity left in you and don’t want to wait until next fall to give to next year’s event, check out the amazing Brooke Olzendam’s drive for heart health.