New basketball court for South Park

SEATTLE STORM MEMBERS TO HELP CELEBRATE COMMUNITY-PROVIDED BASKETBALL COURTS FOR SOUTH PARK
July 23 event will celebrate completed project
 
Fight the Fear Campaign, Seattle Storm, the Seattle Police Foundation, the South Park Plumb, Level & Square Foundation, and Seattle Parks and Recreation have rallied together to create new basketball courts at the South Park Community Center.
 
A goal of the South Park Action Agenda, these courts fulfill a recreational need in South Park and illustrate how a public-private partnership can work to create a better community for our youth.
 
The community is invited to celebrate on July 23, 2010 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the South Park Community Center. The neighborhood is encouraged to check out the basketball courts and restored tennis court, participate in the official “first basket,” and enjoy some refreshments provided by the South Park Community Center. 
 
Storm members Le’Coe Willingham and Abby Bishop, along with Adia Barnes from the  2004 championship team, will run a basketball clinic for South Park youth from 5:45 – 6:45.
 
This project honors the life of Teresa Butz, who was tragically murdered in July of 2009. It illustrates the determination of community members to help South Park heal. Fight the Fear Campaign was formed after Butz’s death and provided $5,000 seed money for the project.
 
South Park Plumb, Level & Square Foundation substantially contributed to the project with additional funding provided by the Seattle Storm, and the Seattle Police Foundation. Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Department Community Outreach Liaison, and Carmen Martinez, Seattle Parks Recreation Specialist, provided the leadership to move this project forward.
 
Seattle Parks and Recreation is grateful for the efforts of all involved whose commitment and work made this project a reality.
 
For additional information, please contact Carmen Martinez at carmen.martinez@seattle.gov or 206-684-7451.