October 14, 2009

Hoops and Heart Gala Includes Bill Walton

Fancy fundraisers are alive and well for those of you crushing the bad economy...

Trail Blazers legend joins alumni, current team at inaugural Make It Better fundraiser

PORTLAND, Ore – NBA Hall of Famer and 1977 NBA Finals MVP Bill Walton has joined the list of special guests scheduled to attend the team’s inaugural Hoops and Heart fundraiser and auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, the team announced today.

The event, which includes an appearance by the entire 2009-10 team and several Trail Blazers alumni, will be hosted by Bill Schonely and held on the Rose Garden floor. The “Cheers to 40 years” program will celebrate four decades of Trail Blazers greats and memorable moments on the court and in the community, with proceeds benefiting the make it better Fund.

A limited number of table reservations are still available (a table of eight), and can be purchased for $2,000. Individual tickets can be purchased for $250/person. To reserve your spot, call 503-797-9600 or visit trailblazers.com

Walton will also attend the 2009 Governors’ Gold Awards on Friday, Oct. 16. The Oregon 150 celebration recognizes eight extraordinary Oregonians and Oregon companies spanning 133 years. Walton will be joined by former teammate Maurice Lucas, team founder Harry Glickman and original voice of the Trail Blazers, Bill Schonely. The contingent will accept the Gold Award on behalf of the Trail Blazers 1977 NBA Championship team.

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