You know that special feeling that you get in your body that comes from doing something good for someone else? It’s a great feeling to have, especially during the holiday season. After all, it is “the season of giving,” is it not? This holiday clause reads like fine print but should be plastered on the front page in bold to read- “including but not limited to.” – the holiday season. As a family owned outdoor retailer that has been operating since 1957, US Outdoor knows the value of giving back to the community. It’s a way to keep the funny fires in our bellies burning (and I’m not talking about indigestion). The opportunity arose for US Outdoor to team up with Damian Lillard and Brain Grant of the Portland Trailblazers. Two Portland icons that have helped lead their teams to and through the NBA Playoffs. So naturally US Outdoor is beyond honored and thrilled to be the title sponsor of this years premiere New Years Eve event – Rhapsody PDX – Presented by US Outdoor and hosted by Damian Lillard in support of the Brian Grant Foundation and their mission “… to empower those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.”
Furthermore, US Outdoor shares multiple connections with both Parkinson’s Disease and the Blazers. Back in 2004, the founder of US Outdoor, Merv Solomon, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease; the same degenerative disease that affects an estimated 6.3 million people including Brian Grant, former Trailblazer, who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s back in 2008. The news inspired Grant to revamp The Brian Grant Foundation and shift its focus on Parkinson’s.
Fuuuuurthermore, US Outdoor is also home to inhabitants of section 314, a fabled block of Blazer faithful that have been chronicled via Oregonlive.com and noticed by current and former Trailblazer players alike. Their healthy obsession with Portland’s most coveted sports franchise echoes through the shop and quite literally at the ROSE GARDEN.
So yeah, US Outdoor is stoked to be the title sponsor of Rhapsody PDX. That goes without saying. Words are hard to come by in that respect, so how do we accurately represent the magnitude of Rhapsody PDX? This video should do the trick…
Rhapsody PDX Vitals:
Who: US Outdoor Presents: Rhapsody – Hosted by Damian Lillard in support of the Brian Grant Foundation.
What: The premier New Years Eve event of 2014. Rhapsody is a formal, black tie swaray and fund raiser.
Where: The historic Armory (est. 1891), located at: 128 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
When: Dec. 31st, 2014, from 8pm to 2am
Why: Because it’ll be awesome.
For more event info visit: www.rhapsodypdx.com
Tickets are available here: portland.strangertickets.com
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