PORTLAND, Ore. — Known as the “Enforcer” for his stout defense, power forward Maurice Lucas was an integral part of the Trail Blazers’ championship team of 1977. Lucas died of cancer in 2010 but his legacy of giving back — especially to kids — lives on in his foundation.
About the Foundation
The foundation is named in honor of Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the starting forward on the 1977 NBA champion Portland Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also gave selflessly of his time and energy to Portland youth. The Maurice Lucas Foundation focuses on middle school kids in the Portland metro area. The foundation teaches life lessons through sport. After school programs, sports camps and outings change the lives of the youths who participate. Since its formation, 436 students have successfully completed the foundation’s academies and hundreds of others have participated in its sports programs.
David Lucas (503) 880-4323