Hoops fans will have their chance to see some great action on Saturday, Aug. 18 as the Brian Grant Foundation and Maurice Lucas Foundation host their first annual "Red v Black" charity basketball game at Portland State University to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease and under-served youth.
The fun event led by retired NBA star and former Trail Blazer Brian Gant and David Lucas, son of the late NBA great Maurice Lucas of Portland Trail Blazers fame, will feature local celebrities; other former Blazers and professional players, and college players and coaches.
The game will take place at the new 3,000-seat Viking Pavilion at 930 S.W. Hall St. Reserve and general admission tickets are available for $10-$25. Courtside and suite tickets are also available. Visit portlandstate-new.universitytickets.com. Doors will open at noon. The four-quarter game will run 1-3 p.m.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a Mercedes-Benz car by sinking a half-court shot at halftime. There will also be food, raffles, prizes and a deejay.
"I’m honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Maurice Lucas and to be a part of a fun-filled charity event involving our two organizations," said Brian Grant. "Bringing together these two foundations is a great way to collaborate to support our local community. We are all in this together."