Westchester County Town of Greenburgh “Fulfills a Dream and Builds a Court”
- DreamCourt Opening: Greenburgh, NY, Old Tarrytown ParkMembers of WorldVentures Independent Representatives fromTeam Empire celebrate the opening of their new DreamCourt. Members of Team Empire and the Greenburgh community raised over $20,000 to build the court, led by WorldVentures Marketing Director James Robinson.
- DreamCourt Opening: Greenburgh, NY, Old Tarrytown Park
- DreamCourt Opening: Greenburgh, NY, Old Tarrytown ParkWorldVentures CEO Dan Stammen takes the opening shot to dedicate the Greenburgh, N.Y. DreamCourt, Old Tarrytown Park
PLANO, Texas, Jun. 20, 2016—In the town of Greenburgh, N.Y. area kids can now fulfill their dreams on a new Dream Court™ basketball court thanks to the WorldVentures ‘Empire Team’ of Independent Representatives, the town of Greenburgh, Nancy Lieberman Charities Founder, Basketball Hall-of-Famer, two-time Olympian and NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman, WorldVentures Foundation™ and Sport Court East. The new court was officially opened at Old Tarrytown Park, 177 Hillside Ave. where scattered rain showers did not deter the throngs of community members from celebrating at the pre-dedication cook-out.
Dream Courts are top-quality, multipurpose play spaces built in collaboration with Nancy Lieberman Charities, WorldVentures Foundation and Sport Court®, with the goal of providing children in underprivileged communities a safe area to play basketball, interact socially, and learn important lessons about teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Old Tarrytown Park Dream Court is the 27th court installed to date in communities across the country.
WorldVentures Marketing Director James Robinson, who led the fundraising effort and coordinated with town officials to bring the court to Greenburgh, opened the dedication ceremony and served as the emcee for the dedication event. Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Commissioner Gerard “Gerry” Byrne recognized WorldVentures’ commitment to giving back, saying, “James and Team Empire raised more than $20,000 over a two-year period to build this court.”
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner called this a spectacular addition to the town, and Chairperson of the Housing Authority Board, Bishop Preston, reminded the attendees that all of the town officials and the parks and recreation department of Greenburgh quickly came together to support the court.
One of the youth in attendance expressed words of appreciation, saying, “This is a really beautiful court where I’ll enjoy playing with my friends. It’s really great how the town officials came together to approve it and make it happen,” with several others nodding in agreement.
A staff member from Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins’s (D., 35th Senate District) office presented a certificate of dedication.
Before officially opening the court with a ribbon-cutting, WorldVentures CEO Dan Stammen reminisced about playing on a neighborhood basketball court in his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. “You kids are going to have fun, make friends, and make memories. I’m still friends with guys that I played with on a similar court.” He then completed the ceremony by thanking the community members that came out to support the court. “Whether you donated one dollar or five or more, it matters. It’s a gift to give back, and it’s a gift to serve.”
WorldVentures Marketing, LLC, a privately held company based in Plano, Tex., is a global travel club that sells memberships providing a diverse set of lifestyle products and experiences. The company uses the direct sales model to go to market with active Representatives and Members in 29 countries. www.worldventures.com
About Nancy Lieberman CharitiesNancy Lieberman Charities was established in 2009 with the mission to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future. Nancy Lieberman is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that educational and sports opportunities exist for youth through her basketball camps and clinics, Dream Court projects, college scholarships, backpack and laptop programs. www.nancyliebermancharities.org