1st Dream Court Opens in Brockton, Massachusetts
Plano, Texas — July 25, 2017 — WorldVentures Foundation™ and Nancy Lieberman Charities teamed with the Brockton Police Department and Beacon Communities to dedicate a Dream Court at Chatham West Apartments in Brockton to foster the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. The ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 25 drew a contingent of local leaders and marked the 38th Dream Court to open nationwide. Built in underserved communities, Dream Courts™ are state-of-the-art play spaces where children can shoot hoops and develop life skills including teamwork.
"I truly believe that this sports program will make a difference in the lives of young people, and that together we can find a way to bring more peace to our country,” said Nancy Lieberman, Nancy Lieberman Charities founder and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer who made history in 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming only the second female assistant coach in NBA history.
Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter, Brockton Police Chief John Crowley, Beacon Communities Chairman of the Board Howard Cohen and Boys & Girls Club of Brockton CEO Derek Heim were among the dignitaries present. Dream Court donor Betsy Boggia, northeast regional marketing director at Fairway Independent Mortgage, also attended.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, children participated in an open-court “shootaround” with Brockton Police. Beacon Communities sponsored the food catered for the attendees from Texas Barbq.
About WorldVentures Foundation WorldVentures Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create positive change in the lives of children all over the world. The foundation supports sustainable programs that promote children’s health, happiness, safety and development. Represented by the Heart to Serve logo and tagline, the foundation’s mission is accomplished through four main ways: VolunTours, Volunteer Days, Dream Courts and fundraising. worldventuresfoundation.org
About Nancy Lieberman CharitiesNancy Lieberman Charities is a 501 (c)(3) organization funded by charitable donations and committed to promoting and developing healthy lifestyles and educational opportunities for young girls and boys. Nancy Lieberman Charities is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that educational and sports opportunities exist for economically disadvantaged youth. Approximately 85% of the students that we serve with our basketball camps, clinics, Dream Courts, college scholarships and school supply programs, throughout the United States, are from low-to-moderate income families. nancyliebermancharities.org
About Brockton Police Department
The Brockton Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services by empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life within the City of Brockton, while maintaining respect for individual rights and dignity. The mission is a commitment to quality performance from all members. brocktonpolice.com
About Beacon Communities
Beacon Communities is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in and manages a wide range of multifamily housing. Our portfolio includes affordable housing, market rate housing and mixed-income housing. Our developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. Our driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of our residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located. beaconcommunitiesllc.com
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