Thank You for Your Support of the Maurice Lucas Foundation

Thank you for your support of the Maurice Lucas Foundation at our 6th Annual Celebration Dinner. We had more than 650 people in attendance and together we raised over $400,000 to allow the foundation to continue to create opportunities for under served middle school kids by providing a combination of education and activity-based after-school programs.

The foundation stands as a continuance of Maurice’s dedication to empower Portland’s youth with opportunities for positive developmental growth through sport. Maurice cared immensely for the Portland community. He was devoted to helping kids learn, achieve, and grow through sport, helping them build positive values. The Maurice Lucas Foundation is proud to carry on Maurice’s work.

As we continue working beside these youth to accomplish as much as we can, we are always excited to share news of our progress with you. We invite you to visit our website at or Facebook page to learn of our updates.

Award Recipients

The Enforcer Award
The Maurice Lucas Enforcer Award is given annually to an individual who best embodies many of the characteristics that Maurice displayed both on and off the court. Maurice was dedicated to motivating and empowering kids. This year’s Enforcer Award was presented to Sonny Hill.

Community Impact Award
We recognized two honorees who have made a significant impact through their support of the Maurice Lucas Foundation — Howard Hedinger and Steve Larson.

Photos & Details

To preview the photographs taken at the event visit our Facebook page at:

  • If you didn’t check out at the event we will be reaching out to you shortly to coordinate the delivery of your auction items.
  • A summary of your gifts and purchases made at the event will be emailed to you. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Tammie at, or at 503-880-4323.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday September 22, 2017

Thank you for attending and/or supporting our programs. We are grateful for your partnership and support.

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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