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Supporting Success for Kids

8/21/2019, 11:37 a.m.
The Maurice Lucas Foundation raised almost $100,000 to support academic and athletic programs for underserved middle school students in the ...
David Lucas (left) son of the late Blazer great Maurice Lucas and the executive director of the Maurice Lucas Foundation, and former Trail Blazer Martell Webster, attend the foundation’s Celebrity Golf Invitational, which raised almost $100,000 for youth academic and athletic programs. Photo by Kris Cavin

The Maurice Lucas Foundation raised almost $100,000 to support academic and athletic programs for underserved middle school students in the Portland area at a recent celebrity golf tournament.

The field of 150 golfers contained celebrities and members of the 1977 champion Trail Blazers, including Bill Schonely, Larry Steel, Bobby Gross, Lloyd Neil, Cliff Robinson, Ehren “Danger” McGhehey, Greg Smith, Tom Gorman, Mike Walters, Antonio Harvey, Ken Boddie, Martell Webster, Michael Allen Harrison, Scott Haskins, Charlie Sitton, Steve Johnson, John McCullough and Dale Osbourne.

The golf tournament is one of the nonprofit foundation’s major sources of funds. It continues a tradition started by the late Maurice Lucas, the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team.

The foundation’s other major fundraiser, its ninth annual Celebration Dinner and After Party, will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Portland Hilton. Go to ML20.org for tickets and more information.