PORTLAND, Ore. (August 17, 2023) – The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health are excited to announce the route for their ninth annual Rip City Rally. Roving ambassadors from both the team and the health company will visit cities throughout Central and Southwest Oregon, connecting with communities to highlight that the Trail Blazers are indeed Oregon’s team, and that Moda is committed to building healthy communities throughout the state.
Trail Blazers and Moda Health representatives will visit area elementary, middle and high schools, engaging with students through career panels, school assemblies and P.E. activities. Each day’s activities will conclude with a community fair from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at which fans can expect games, giveaways and fun activities with Trail Blazers mascots Blaze the Trail Cat and Douglas Fur, along withBlazerDancers, bringing energy, entertainment and community connection to each stop.
After tipping off on Monday, September 18, in La Pine, the Rally continues to Lakeview on September 19 before venturing to Klamath Falls and Medford, finally closing out the week of fun in Cottage Grove on September 22.
Each day, Moda Health’s booth at the fair will feature information and activities to encourage healthy living, as well as a raffle that attendees can enter for a chance to win a signed Trail Blazers basketball. Any Moda Health member can also present their physical or digital membership card and receive a special gift.
Each visit features a ceremonial ribbon cutting and gift presentation with city officials prior to the community fair. Additionally, Moda Health has selected a youth-serving nonprofit partner in each community, showcasing them at the fair and providing a monetary donation to help fund the amazing work each partner does throughout the state to benefit future generations.
Here are the locations for each Rip City Fair along the Rally route:
· La Pine, September 18 – La Pine Community Center (16405 1st St., La Pine, OR)
· Lakeview, September 19 – (North E Street (Between 1st and 2nd St) Lakeview, OR)
· Klamath Falls, September 20 – Veterans Memorial Park (10 George Nurse Way, Klamath Falls, OR)
· Medford, September 21 – Pear Blossom Block Park (204 N Bartlett St, Medford, OR)
· Cottage Grove, September 22 – Coiner Park (1319 E Main St, Cottage Grove, OR)
Trail Blazers personalities participating in different legs of the rally include Television and Radio Broadcasters, In-Arena Host Todd Bosma, Blaze the Trail Cat, Douglas Fur, BlazerDancers, and more.
Please visit https://www.nba.com/blazers/ripcityrally for updates and information all along the rally.