Blazers bring hoop-la to Sandy
Friday evening Scales Avenue was a sea of red and black. For one day, the colorful support wasn't for the Pioneers, but for the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
From 4-6 p.m. hundreds of community members flocked to the space next to AntFarm's outdoor building to enjoy the Rip City Fair, which ran in conjunction with the Mt. Hood Farmers Market. People patronized the market, met with local business owners and government officials who hosted booths at the site, explored the Sandy Shopping Shuttle trolley, shot hoops, took photos with Blazers legend Bob Gross and Blaze, and much more.
"The Rip City Rally was a big success. We hosted two PE takeovers, a school assembly and a youth basketball clinic throughout the day in Sandy, as well as our Rip City Fair," said Hilary Gorlin, corporate communications manager for the Trail Blazers. "We had hundreds of people at the fair, and it was so great to be next to the farmers market. We hope that everyone that came out had a fun time and felt the Rip City love."
Besides providing ample opportunities for community members to win prizes and have fun, the Trail Blazers team also awarded Mayor Stan Pulliam a check for $1,000 to benefit the Sandy Recreation Department.
"It's great seeing so many local young families come out and have fun," Mayor Stan Pulliam said. "The Trail Blazers organization does such a good job getting involved in our local communities. It was a great chance for us to show the Blazers how much we support them while having an absolute blast in the process."
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