Mayor, Police Introduce Louisville’s 1st Dream Court
Plano, Texas — August 16, 2017 — Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures Foundation teamed with the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation on August 15 to dedicate a 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 Russell Lee Park, 3701 Southern Avenue, the Louisville Dream Court is the 39th in the nation and the first in Louisville. Fairway Independent Mortgage donated to the court. Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
"We are so proud to be able to give the children of Louisville a Dream Court,” said Nancy Lieberman, Nancy Lieberman Charities founder and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer. “Having Muhammad Ali as my hero and my friend taught me how to truly be powerful when you're helping others."
Lieberman, a two-time Olympian, made history in 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming only the second female assistant coach in NBA history.
Other dignitaries attending included Fairway Independent Mortgage branch manager Jason McPherson and District 1 City Council Member Jessica Green. Steve Ghose, director of Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, served as emcee.
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 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% 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 Louisville Metro Police Department
It is the mission of the Louisville Metro Police Department to deliver professional, effective services, fairly and ethically, at all times, to all people, in order to prevent crime, control crime and enhance the overall quality of life for citizens and visitors. We will encourage and promote community involvement on all levels to achieve these ends. louisvilleky.gov
About Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land, and operates recreation programs for all ages. Its mission is to create a City of Parks where people can play, learn, grow and be healthy. The mission is accomplished by taking care of all parks properties and creating new ones, by providing safe and diverse recreational programs, and by protecting our public lands and resources for future generations. bestparksever.com
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