New Basketball Court Allows Arlington Kids to Dream Big

Thanks to generous donations from the NCAA, Nancy Lieberman, WorldVentures Foundation and others, Arlington now has its first  NCAA DreamCourt, giving some area kids a chance to live out their Final Four dreams.

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington – East Branch looked on in amazement Tuesday as the colorful, state-of-the-art basketball court  was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility.

Built as one of two Legacy Projects of the 2014 NCAA Final Four, the unique outdoor basketball court is the city’s first. Kids will be able to play on a 35′ x 60′ DreamCourt that was constructed using the Sport Court SportGame high performance safety surface in bright blue and orange colors. It also includes a walkway from the parking lot and a bleacher area.

“College basketball was the launching pad for my professional career, so I’m excited to partner with the NCAA on this DreamCourt,” said Lieberman, Hall of Famer and WNBA star. “I hope that the kids in East Arlington will develop outstanding skills to be leaders on the court and in life.”

The Nancy Lieberman Foundation hosts basketball camps and clinics for underprivileged children. The Foundation partners with the WorldVentures Foundation to build DreamCourts in underserved communities around the country.

The goal of the DreamCourt program is to build high-quality basketball courts in disadvantaged areas to provide children with a safe area to play, participate in free basketball clinics, interact socially, and learn important lessons about teamwork and good sportsmanship. Since 2010, Lieberman and the WorldVentures Foundation have joined forces to build 11 high-quality basketball courts so far for children in cities including Denver, Austin, Nashville and Minneapolis.

The court was funded by the WorldVentures Foundation, Nancy Lieberman Foundation, NCAA Legacy Project and Sport Court International.

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