BBAO + Community Partners Treat Students to Blazers vs. Lakers Game Last month, the BBAO, the University of Oregon, the UO Black Alumni Network, and the Portland Trailblazers invited 40 of UO’s Black Cultural Center students to Portland for food, fun, fellowship. . .and the game. The short programming consisted of catered food, Lance (Executive Director) welcoming the students and giving them a quick background of BBAO, and services, offering support on how to start their careers in Portland, and why Portland is a place where Black students can thrive. Wrapping the event up, Sarah Kutten (UO) spoke briefly about the Portland Internship Experience, followed by remarks from the UO Black Alumni Network President, Ericka Warren. With full stomachs and trash-talking to some of the brave students (and community members) who wore Laker jerseys, a Blazer staff member arrived to lead the group down to their seats just before the game began. All in all, this event was a great success!