KATU – Everyday Heroes: Trail Blazer Maurice Lucas’ legacy lives on in his foundation academy
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 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.