Norman Powell and Powell's Books partner to raise children’s literacy


We all made the jokes when the Blazers acquired Norman Powell at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline. 

How could we not? His last name being the same title as one of the city's most famous locations, Powell's Books, was too obvious.

Well clearly, Powell's Books agrees as they have partnered with Norman Powell to create a limited-edition T-shirt available here, with all proceeds going to SMART Reading.

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Each shirt is available for $34.99.

SMART Reading is a children’s literacy nonprofit that envisions an Oregon where all children can realize their full potential through reading. The nonprofit was founded in 1992, having served more than 233,000 children and given away over 3 million books since its inception.