Record turnout at 18th annual Maurice Lucas Foundation Celebrity Golf Invitational results in record $275,210 raised for free youth programs
ALOHA, Ore. – Two records were broken at the18th annual Celebrity Golf Invitational that the Maurice Lucas Foundation held here July 20.
A record turnout of 280 golfers helped raise a record $275,210. The foundation will use the funds to support the free academic and athletic programs it provides to middle school through post-high students and their families in the Portland metro area.
The winners were Sean and Zach Foushee, Harry Moyer and Robbie Zigler, who played with world renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips. Phillips is the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan.
The winning team 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 Resort.
The 54 other participating celebrities included former Trail Blazer Brian Grant, as well as Bobby Gross, Lionel Hollins and Lloyd Neil from the Trail Blazers 1977 championship team.
“This tournament is a major fundraising event for us,” said Executive Director David Lucas. “It continues a tradition started by my dad, the late Maurice Lucas, who loved this community. Thank you so much to all our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made this year’s tournament the largest and best ever.”
The tourney organizers included many fun elements to the day to make it memorable for the participants, including a helicopter golf ball drop provided by Hillsboro Aviation. Phillips performed the national anthem on his saxophone. DJ Jupiter (aka Travis Jones) supplied the music. Thrive Chiropractic gave free massages. Donut Days provided fresh doughnuts, Dutch Bros. provided coffee and Karver’s Sandwich Bar provided lunch.
The tournament also featured nine hole-in-one prizes: four luxury cars from D&C Motor Co., two custom golf carts from Guild Golf Carts, two Fat Tire scooters and a $5,000 cash prize. Rick’s Custom Fencing donated a $1,000 gift card for an over-the-fence chipping contest won by Ron Peay.
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.