Trail Blazers Press Release

Trail Blazers Raise $15,000 for Japan Tsunami Relief

03/16/11
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    Total in addition to $25,000 donation from owner Paul Allen

    PORTLAND, Ore. - In an incredible display of community support, fans attending tonight's Portland Trail Blazers game against the Dallas Mavericks raised $15,000 to assist in Japan's tsunami relief.

 The total includes a $2,000 donation from StalkMarket.

    Along with partner Mercy Corps, Trail Blazers staff, alumni and volunteers from StalkMarket collected the donations at ingress of tonight's game at the Rose Garden. Fans donated what they could, in amounts ranging from $1 to $400.

    The funds will support Mercy Corps' longtime partner, Peace Winds, who has mobilized a humanitarian response.

    Additionally, Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen made a $25,000 donation to Mercy Corps through the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.



    Those still interested in donating can visit http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/oregonjapanrelieffund for more information.

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