CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum


latest philanthropy

Blazers Boys & Girls Club

Portland Trail Blazer and 2016 NBA Most Improved Player CJ McCollum and Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro (BGCP) celebrated the opening of the CJ McCollum Dream Center, an innovative learning room outfitted with new computers, books, art and learning tools, at the Blazers Boys & Girls Club today. A new partnership between McCollum and BGCP will see CJ McCollum Dream Centers built at select locations in the Oregon community, aiming to provide a safe and inspiring space for underserved youth to learn, explore, create and grow.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our plans for the future by exploring the areas below.

CJ’s Press Pass

Early on in his career, he told his agency about his interest in journalism and broadcasting and expressed a desire to mentor aspiring journalists. Harkening back to his worldview that being an athlete is not the only path to success, McCollum wanted to show students that there are other avenues in the sports world. In its inaugural year, CJ’s Press Pass invited 31 high school students from Madison High School in Portland to gain real-life journalism experience. Students received tickets and press passes to a Blazers game and then were asked to write or film their stories about the event. They joined the post-game press conference and got exposure to national media. Students talked with everyone from the cameraman to the beat writers to see what a career in journalism might entail. The winner had her story published and won the chance to accompany McCollum on his iHeart Radio Show. In the coming year, McCollum plans to expand the program into more high schools in the Portland area to give more students access to mentorship and internship opportunities.