Foundation Board Member and Former Trail Blazer Bobby Gross presented with Enforcer Award
On September 21, 2018 Executive Director David Lucas and former NBA players Bill Walton and Lionel Hollins presented the foundation’s annual Maurice Lucas Enforcer Award to former Trail Blazer player and current foundation board member Bobby Gross.
The award is given annually to an individual who best embodies many of the characteristics that its namesake displayed both on and off the basketball court, including motivating and empowering kids. Walton and Hollins, who played with Gross on the Blazers’ 1977 championship team, are among the award’s past recipients.
About the Maurice Lucas Foundation
The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.