Trail Blazers, City of Portland to Honor Duckworth

Busta BucketCorrespondent IAugust 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES - 1990:  Kevin Duckworth #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers rests before the 1989-1990 NBA season game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

The Trail Blazers organization, in conjunction with the City of Portland, plans to dedicate a dock to Kevin Duckworth on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. Fans are welcome. Also, there are opportunities to contribute to the Kevin Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fund. Here is the press release:

TRAIL BLAZERS, CITY OF PORTLAND TO OFFICIALLY DEDICATE DUCKWORTH DOCK


Who: Portland Trail Blazers alumni & staff

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Any and all friends, family, and fans of Kevin Duckworth

When: Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5 pm

Where: "L"-shaped dock adjacent to the floating portion of the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade.

What: As we commemorate today's one-year anniversary of Kevin's passing, we share the details of next month's official dedication of Duck's dock:

The Portland Trail Blazers and the City of Portland will host a ceremony to officially dedicate the Kevin J. Duckworth Memorial Dock on the banks of the Willamette River, south of the Rose Garden.

Fans are welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to leave messages and remembrances of Duckworth's life and career on a banner that will hang on the dock throughout the day.

Those interested in honoring Kevin's memory are encouraged to contribute to the Kevin J. Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fund and can do so by purchasing custom Duckworth jerseys or "00" wristbands at the Trail Blazers Fan Shop, or by donating directly to the address below.


Kevin Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fund

Oregon Community Foundation

1221 SW Yamhill St., Suite 100

Portland, OR 97205

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