Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Adopt a Trail Blazer at OHS

Last night was the first annual "Adopt A Trail Blazer" event in which a dog, cat or a rabbit was named after every Trail Blazer player and broadcaster. Lots of Blazers fans came out and showed there support... 5 animals and counting have already found new homes! A BIG THANKS to everyone who made this event a success.

From Oregon Live:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Adopt A Trail Blazer!!

* Meet players and pets that have great game. Take one home and get a signing bonus! *

March 24, 2009


These pets may not be able to dunk a basketball or shoot a three-pointer, but they are full of heart, ready to play, and come with a great signing bonus. That's why the Portland Trail Blazers will be celebrating "Team OHS" at a special free-agent adoption event this month.

Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla and guard Steve Blake will be at OHS on March 24th to help find permanent family teams for animals named after Trail Blazer players.

The public is invited to OHS to meet Przybilla, Blake and the starting lineup of Team OHS. Trail Blazers TV broadcasters Mike Barrett and Rebecca Haarlow will be on hand to announce the starting lineup of furry four-legged friends, including Oden, a big, loveable Labrador mix who is sure to be a hit with fans. Every dog, cat and rabbit named after a Blazer player comes with a special signing bonus: a gift bag of Blazer and OHS goodies to sweeten the adoption deal.

“These animals are amazing. They always give you everything they’ve got,” said Trail Blazer guard Steve Blake. “Once you see the spirit of these pets, you’ll want to take them home,” added courtside reporter Haarlow.

OHS will have “tryout” rooms ready that the public can use to see how well their new power player can fetch a toy, roll over, or curl up in their lap and purr.

When: Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland OR 97211

What: Trail Blazers players Joel Przybilla and Steve Blake, plus broadcasters Mike Barrett and Rebecca Haarlow, oversee a special free-agent draft of “Team OHS." The public is invited to adopt animals named after Blazer players.

Cost: Free

For more info: Contact OHS at (503) 285-7722;

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