Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a celebration of new basketball courts created by their partners. As a goal of the South Park Action Agenda, these basketball courts fulfill a recreational need in South Park and illustrate how a public-private partnership can work to create a better community for the youth. The event will take place on Friday, July 23rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be held at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S.
This project honors the life of Teresa Butz, who passed away in July of 2009. The Fight the Fear Campaign was formed after Butz’s death and provided $5,000 worth of seed money for the project.
Fight the Fear Campaign, Seattle Storm, the Seattle Police Foundation, the South Park Plumb, Level & Square Foundation, City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, and Seattle Parks and Recreation have rallied together to create new basketball courts at the South Park Community Center. South Park Plumb, Level & Square Foundation substantially contributed to the project with additional funding provided by the Seattle Storm, and the Seattle Police Foundation. Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Department Community Outreach Liaison, and Carmen Martinez, Seattle Parks Recreation Specialist, provided the leadership to move this project forward.
For additional information, please contact Carmen Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-7451.
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