The Oregonian/OregonLive is republishing this story as part of our ongoing series, Rip City 50: The moments, people and events that have shaped the Trail Blazers’ first 50 seasons. We are publishing it today, nine years after Lucas’ death on Oct. 31, 2010.
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