Anfernee Simons Named Recipient of the 2021-22 Maurice Lucas Award

Team’s Annual Recognition Given to Player Who Best Exemplifies the Spirit of Lucas PORTLAND, Ore. (March 28, 2022) – The Portland Trail Blazers have named guard Anfernee Simons as the recipient of the 2021-22 Maurice Lucas Award, the team announced today.   The annual award was created in 2010-11 to honor the Trail Blazers player who…

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Foundation celebrates Maurice Lucas’ 70th birthday with scholarship drive

Maurice Lucas birthday

PORTLAND, Ore. – As the nation marks Black History Month in February, the Maurice Lucas Foundation is celebrating what would have been its namesake’s 70th birthday on Feb. 18 with a scholarship drive. “The funds donated will go to our Howard Hedinger Memorial Scholarship Fund to support Portland students’ post-secondary schooling,” said David Lucas, son…

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Help Us Build Our Classroom Library!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we would like to honor his life and dream by building a culturally diverse classroom library for our Maurice Lucas Foundation students at Parkrose Middle School. Reading is so important for our youth, and having the opportunity for our students to read books about social justice and diversity…

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Annual Toy Drive Delivery is a Joyful Event

Maurice Lucas Foundation partners annually with FOX 12 Les Schwab Toy Drive, KGW Toy Drive and Toys for Tots to provide holiday gifts to students and their siblings who are in our programs.  Each family receives multiple age-appropriate gifts, along with a board game perfect for family game night.  Thank you to our donors and partners who…

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Maurice Lucas Foundation raises more than $750,000 at 11th Annual Gala

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Maurice Lucas Foundation’s 11th annual gala held virtually Dec. 9, 2021, raised more than $750,000 to support free academic and athletic programs for Portland youths. The total was more than $100,000 above last year’s gala. KOIN-TV news anchor Ken Boddie and auctioneer Johnna Lee Wells again co-hosted the event. Foundation Executive…

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2021 Enforcer Award Recipient – Monty Williams

Monty Williams

The Maurice Lucas Foundation Enforcer Award is presented every year to a person who best embodies many of the characteristics that Maurice Lucas displayed both on and off the basketball court, including how he motivated and empowered kids. The Maurice Lucas Foundation is proud to present this year’s Enforcer Award to Monty Williams.  Monty Williams…

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