Maurice Lucas Foundation to host 18th annual Maurice Lucas Celebrity Golf Invitational on July 20 in Aloha

Tourney to raise funds for free youth programs in Portland

ALOHA, Ore. – Forty-three teams of four have already registered for the 18th annual Maurice Lucas Celebrity Golf Invitational tournament. The event will take place Wednesday, July 20, on two courses at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha.

The Maurice Lucas Foundation will host the tournament to raise funds for the free academic and athletic programs it provides to middle school through post-high school students in the Portland area.

Past tournaments have attracted a large number of celebrities from the sports and entertainment industries. The event organizers expect this year will be no different. A celebrity will join each foursome for the competition.

More than 300 golfers on 50 or more teams are expected this year. Last year the competition among 270 golfers brought in $189,000.

The winning team this year will receive a first-class trip to Bandon, including transportation on a private jet and a day of free play at the Bandon Dunes golf course.

Each foursome registered includes sponsorship benefits. There are still spots available. The registration fee is $3,500. Each participant also has a chance to win one of five Fat Tire Golf Scooters.

To register a team or learn how your company can also support this event, contact the foundation at (503) 880-4323 or register online.

Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate and Forbes Global Properties are the tournament’s presenting sponsors.

D&C Motor Company is the event’s title vehicle sponsor. It will provide four luxury vehicles for hole-in-one prizes and display seven other exotic cars.

“This tournament is an important fundraising event for us,” said David Lucas, executive director of the foundation. “It continues a tradition started by my dad, the late Maurice Lucas, who loved the Portland community. He hosted this tournament for 13 years. This will be the fifth year our foundation has held it. We look forward to another great day filled with fun and surprises.”

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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.

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