Trail Blazers Announce Aug. 10 Celebration Of Life For Dale Schlueter At Memorial Coliseum

Via @trailblazers on twitter

Via @trailblazers on twitter

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Thursday morning that there will be a public celebration of life for former player and ambassador Dale Schlueter who passed away on July 24 after a bout with cancer.

The celebration of life will be held by at the Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, August 10, at 2 P.M.

Schlueter was 68.

Schlueter was born in Tacoma, Washington and went to Colorado State University before being drafted by the then San Francisco Warriors with the 8th pick in the 6th round of the 1967 NBA Draft.

Schlueter went on to have a 10-year NBA career, playing three seasons in Portland from 1970-72 and in the 1977-78 season.

Schlueter has the distinction of being one of the original Trail Blazers during their inaugural season. Schlueter played the final season of his career in Portland before becoming heavily involved in the Portland community and with the team in an ambassador capacity.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Dale Schlueter to:

Providence Child Center

830 NE 47th Avenue

Portland, OR 97213

(503) 215-2400

Cards, letters and expressions of condolences should be mailed to:

The Dale Schlueter Family

c/o Portland Trail Blazers

One Center Court, Suite 200

Portland, OR 97227

(503) 234-9291


Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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