Lubbock Welcomes City’s 1st Dream Court
Plano, Texas — August 29, 2017 — Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures Foundation teamed with the Lubbock Police Department on August 28 to dedicate the city’s first Dream Court to foster the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. The Dream CourtsTM program builds top-quality, multipurpose play spaces in underserved communities so children have a safe area to shoot hoops, socialize and learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Located at Mae Simmons Park, East 23rd and Oak Avenue, the Lubbock Dream Court is the 42nd in the nation. David Campisi, owner of Campisi’s Italian Restaurant, 4ORE!, Reagor Dykes Auto Group and First United Bank donated to the court.
"I love being apart of Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures Foundation for gifting Dream Courts around the country. Lubbock is a special place to myself, Reagor Dykes Automotive Group, 4ore! and First United Bank, because the donors and employees from each organization have attended Texas Tech University. We are proud donors for this court, and we want to leave Lubbock better than we found it. Bringing Kids and Cops together is an awesome responsibility, and we are proud to be apart of this process", said David Campisi, Campisi's Restaurant Owner.
Among the speakers was 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.
Other dignitaries included Jon Caspell, assistant chief of the Lubbock Police Department; Shelia Patterson Harris of the Lubbock City Council; Bridget Faulkenberry, director of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department; and Chris Beard, head coach of men’s basketball, Texas Tech University.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, children participated in an open-court “shootaround” with Lubbock Police. Campisi’s Italian Restaurant donated refreshments.
About WorldVentures Foundation The WorldVentures Foundation™ U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization creates 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 Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department
Founded on March 16, 1909, the Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department offers indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Its mission is to provide a quality system of parks, open spaces, facilities, and cultural and leisure programs. Boasting 75 parks, the department provides a variety of sporting and other events for citizens. Throughout the year, free and low-cost educational and recreational events are held in the department’s indoor facilities. playlubbock.com
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