Suns Grant $1M to Refurbish Basketball Courts

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Posted By on September 20, 2017

Alan Williams takes on some smaller opponents at the event. Photo courtesy of the Suns.

Courts around the state in need of some sprucing up will get some help from the Phoenix Suns.

The 50 basketball courts, located statewide, will be refurbished throughout the Suns 2017-18 season and are operated by the City of Phoenix, Boys & Girls Clubs and the YMCA, among others.

Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Phoenix Suns Charities awarded a $1 million grant on Wednesday to refurbish, restore and build 50 basketball courts throughout Arizona.  The initiative helps commemorate the Suns’ 50thseason in the Valley.

“We’re honored to celebrate being a part of this great state for 50 years,” said Sarver. “We take a lot of pride in being a community leader and the investment in 50 basketball courts continues our long-standing commitment to giving back.  Most importantly, today’s announcement ensures that the next generation has safe, welcoming and enjoyable places to play the game we love.”

The statewide community initiative was announced by Sarver at an event to celebrate the completion of the first refurbished court located at Neighborhood Ministries, which provides community programs for under-resourced families and their children in inner city Phoenix.

Sarver was joined by Suns forwards Alan Williams and Derrick Jones Jr. at the event.

“I’m super excited for you guys to have this court in beautiful Phoenix,” Williams told the crowd of youngsters gathered to check out the new court. “It touches my heart in a special place to know that we can give back to the community like this.

Since its inception in 1988, Phoenix Suns Charities has distributed more than $20 million to local non-profits and organizations in need and the entire Suns organization has embedded itself locally by supporting community efforts through hundreds of player appearances and thousands of volunteer hours by Suns players and staff.

Mike Saucier

About Mike Saucier

Mike Saucier is the Editor of Frontdoors Media. He can be reached at editor@frontdoorsmedia.com.

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