The Maurice Lucas Foundation was founded in honor of Maurice Lucas and his legacy of service to the Portland community.
Fans knew Maurice as The Enforcer—a five-time NBA All-Star, the original power forward, and former NBA champion Portland Trail Blazer and assistant coach. Portlanders remember Maurice for his character as much as his athletic achievements. He was passionate about giving back to his community and he lived that every day. He treated each person he met with respect. He was an active contributor to charitable organizations, and he volunteered countless hours to coaching and mentoring youth.
The foundation stands as a continuance of Maurice’s dedication to empower Portland’s youth with opportunities for positive developmental growth through sport.