(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have released details about a celebration of life for former play-by-play announcer Bill Schonely. He died January 21st at age 93. He was the Blazers' sixth employee and was the play-by-play announcer for nearly 30 years. "The Mayor of Rip City" called more than 25-hundred games, including the team's championship in 1977. The memorial will be held March 13th at 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.