Dream Courts Come to Houston, Texas
Plano, Texas — March 21, 2018 — Kevin Hattery, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, unveiled a new outdoor Dream Court at the Boys & Girls Club at Allen Parkway. Dream Courts™, a collaboration between Nancy Lieberman Charities, WorldVentures Foundation™ and Sport Court®, are multipurpose courts where children in challenged communities can play sports and forge friendships. To date, there are 54 courts nationwide.
“We are so honored to have opened a Dream Court in Houston to serve the Allen Parkway Club, joining with our amazing local WorldVentures Foundation team of hardworking donors to make this dream a reality,” said Gwyneth Lloyd, executive director of WorldVentures Foundation.
Representatives of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Rodney McCray (former Houston Rocket) and Sport Court — the company that crafts and installs the play spaces — were a few of the dignitary’s present at the unveiling.
"We so deeply care about our brothers and sisters and their children in the Houston community. We hope that this Dream Court is the start of many for kids to have a safe place to play as Houston rebuilds for their future," said Nancy Lieberman, founder of Nancy Lieberman Charities, basketball hall-of-famer, two-time Olympian, and former assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings.
Funding for the Dream Court project was raised from private sources in an effort spearheaded by WorldVentures™ Independent Representative Kim Martin from the Houston area.
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. Learn more at worldventuresfoundation.org.
About Nancy Lieberman Charities
Nancy 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 percent of the students that they serve with basketball camps, clinics, Dream Courts, college scholarships and school supply programs throughout the United States are from low-to-moderate-income families. Learn more at nancyliebermancharities.org
About Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaFor more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 clubs serve 4 million young people through club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in Boys & Girls Clubs of America-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Nielsen Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at BGCA.org, or by visiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Facebook and Twitter.
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