Blazers Salute Black History

Recognizing historic firsts by local leaders

The Portland Trail Blazers will recognize six leaders from the African American community when it celebrates Black History Month during pregame and halftime activities, Tuesday, Feb. 5 in game against the Miami Heat at the Moda Center.

The individuals are Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw; Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Danny Jacobs; Linfield College President Dr. Miles Davis; Meyer Memorial Trust President and Chief Executive Officer Michelle J. DePass; Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.

With impressive accomplishments and credentials, these leaders have ushered in a new era of historic firsts for Portland and for Oregon, the Trail Blazer organization announced.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to iUrbanTeen, a group whose mission is to expose and inspire underrepresented youth to become tomorrow’s business and technology leaders.