Maurice Lucas Foundation’s golf tourney raises $189,000 for youth academic and athletic programs in Portland area

ALOHA, Ore. – At its 17th annual Celebrity Golf Invitational tournament July 29 in Aloha, the Maurice Lucas Foundation raised $189,000 – almost double last year’s event – to support the academic and athletic programs it provides to middle school through college students in the Portland area. The field of 270 golfers was so large,…

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Congrats to our MLF 2021 Graduates!

100% of our seniors graduated this year, despite many challenges they faced. After participating for many years in the MLF Academy, 10 students successfully graduated high school in June. We are so proud of their efforts to finish strong and make plans for their next step. All of them plan to continue their life path…

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MLF among groups to benefit from The Nationwide Ride this summer

The Maurice Lucas Foundation (MLF) is one of only eight nonprofit groups across America that will benefit from the fundraising efforts of two cross country cyclists. The two Oregon cyclists are riding their bikes from New York to Oregon this summer. John Bladholm and Chris Ray began their journey July 5 in New York City.…

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Enes Kanter Named Recipient of the 2020-21 Maurice Lucas Award

Team’s Annual Recognition Given to Player Who Best Exemplifies the Spirit of Lucas PORTLAND, Ore. (May 28, 2021) – Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter has won the team’s Maurice Lucas Award for 2020-21. Inaugurated in 2010-11, the award honors “the Trail Blazers player who best represents the indomitable spirit of Maurice Lucas through his contributions…

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MLF Academy grad lands paid internship with Multnomah County

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA PORTLAND – Participating in the Maurice Lucas Foundation (MLF) Academy since Grade Six has led Jada Manns, now age 20, to a solid path of career success. Her latest step along that path: landing a full-time, paid internship with Multnomah County. “I’m really excited to work with them,”…

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Marie Abino Awarded Class of 2025 Jordan Brand Wings Scholarship

Please join us in celebrating MLF High School Program student Marie Abino who was selected to receive a Wings Scholarship. Marie will join the Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Class of 2025. Marie is a Senior at Benson High School in Portland who has been a part of the Maurice Lucas Foundation program since middle school. …

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