WorldVentures Foundation, Nancy Lieberman Charities and NCAA Bring Women’s Final Four Dream Court to West Dallas
Dallas, Texas – March 29, 2017 – WorldVentures Foundation™ and Nancy Lieberman Charities have teamed with NCAA Team Works™, the Big 12 Conference™ and Dallas Sports Commission to give Dallas Park and Recreation $50,000 for construction of the third Women’s Final Four Dream Court. The court will be located at Arcadia Park, one of 379 parks maintained by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
"I'm so proud of our partnership with the NCAA to build our Dream Courts™ in Final Four cities,” said Nancy Lieberman, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame who made history in 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming the second female assistant coach in NBA history. “It just shows how community and sports can be a factor in bringing people together for health and fitness.”
Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president for women’s basketball championships, expressed her organization’s commitment to leaving a lasting impact in cities that host the Women’s Final Four. “The NCAA’s partnership with WorldVentures and Nancy Lieberman has enabled us to provide opportunities for Dallas youth to have a safe space to play,” she said. “I hope this court inspires them and paves a potential pathway to an opportunity as an NCAA student athlete.”
Monica Paul, executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission, echoed Browne’s sentiment: “Our hope is that this Dream Court helps foster a love of basketball for the youth of Dallas while leaving a continuing memory of the 2017 Women’s Final Four.”
The Women’s Final Four Dream Court is 68-by-118 feet with eight basketball goals, and features Sport Court’s high-performance safety surface in signature blue and orange. Its centerpiece is the Dream Courts logo, flanked by the brands of all four supporting organizations.
“In our third year of collaboration, this Dream Court is a testament to the power of teamwork and our collective commitment to serving local youth,” said Gwyneth Lloyd, executive director, WorldVentures Foundation.
A dedication ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 29 at Arcadia Park, located at 5516 Arcadia Drive in Dallas. Following the ribbon cutting, children participated in an open-court “shootaround” with Lieberman and players from the Dallas Wings. Participants also took part in Volunteer Day activities with WorldVentures Foundation.
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 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. nancyliebermancharities.org
Dallas Park and Recreation Department is a nationally accredited park and recreation agency and is among the nation’s largest urban park systems. Its mission is to champion lifelong recreation and be responsible stewards of Dallas’s 24,000 acres of park land, lakes and natural areas, including 379 parks, 100 miles of trails, athletic complexes, and natural areas. It also manages recreation centers, golf courses, community pools, tennis centers and family attractions including Bahama Beach Waterpark and Fair Park. Visit www.DallasPark.org for program and event information.
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