Nautilus Inc., Trail Blazers team up with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington to surprise area youth

Special guests Maurice Harkless, BlazerDancers take over basketball clinic in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Portland Trail Blazers standout forward Maurice Harkless and other members of Portland’s National Basketball Association organization surprised over 70 area children last week with a takeover of their youth basketball clinic in Vancouver.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (gray sweat suit) and other members of Portland’s National Basketball Association organization surprised over 70 area children last week with a takeover of their youth basketball clinic in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Randy L. Rasmussen/Rose Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (gray sweat suit) and other members of Portland’s National Basketball Association organization surprised over 70 area children last week with a takeover of their youth basketball clinic in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Randy L. Rasmussen/Rose Quarter

In an effort to encourage physical activity and a love of sports, Nautilus, Inc. and the Trail Blazers teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington on Fri., March 22 to highlight an event held at the club located at 4040 Plomondon Street in Vancouver.

Harkless served as a guest coach at the skills clinic and was joined by “Blaze” the mascot and the BlazerDancers for a night of youth basketball. After the clinic, Harkless hung out with the children to answer questions, sign autographs and take photos.

Maurice Harkless (with microphone) addresses a group of area children at a free clinic Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Randy L. Rasmussen/Rose Quarter
Maurice Harkless (with microphone) addresses a group of area children at a free clinic Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Randy L. Rasmussen/Rose Quarter

About the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seek to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances. Instead of walking the streets or being home alone, youth come to the Club where trained professionals provide: a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves; constructive programs that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits; and supportive relationships that help build young people’s self-esteem.

About Nautilus Cares

Nautilus, Inc. desires to be a strong community partner and believes that every person should have access to a healthy lifestyle. The Nautilus Cares program is dedicated to combating the physical inactivity epidemic in America’s youth by breaking through economic barriers which prevent young people from discovering a passion for sports, active hobbies and childhood play.

The Nautilus Cares program supports organizations that closely align with the causes we most value as a company, including youth active play and education, healthy habits and fitness, and access to healthful food.

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a global fitness solutions company that believes everyone deserves a fit and healthy life. With a brand portfolio including Bowflex®, Modern Movement®, Nautilus®, Octane Fitness®, Schwinn® and Universal®, Nautilus, Inc. develops innovative products to support healthy living through direct and retail channels as well as in commercial channels.

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