Just announced by the Parks Department – an event next Wednesday afternoon, with former West Seattleite and current Portland Trail Blazer Brandon Roy dedicating a “refurbished community basketball court” at Delridge Community Center. Here’s the full announcement:
NBA All Star, current Portland Trailblazer, and Seattle native Brandon
Roy is giving back to his community. Along with partners AT&T, Muscle
Milk, and Seattle Parks and Recreation, Brandon will unveil a newly
refurbished community basketball court at Delridge Community Center on
Wednesday September 17 at 2p.m.
ROY COURT is a new and improved version of the original court where
Brandon honed his skills as a youngster growing up in West Seattle*s
Delridge neighborhood. The new court was something dear to *BROY* as
he would often head out alone or with family to work on his game and
escape the spotlight as a high school star at legendary Garfield High
School and later as an All Pac 10 performer at the University of
*This place means a lot to me and my family. I can remember my
grandmother taking me over to Delridge CC and later lifting weights
there for the first time. We spent countless hours at this court, it
was our own KeyArena back in the day,* Said Roy. *To be in this position
and remain a part of this community is really special for me and my
family. Even though it*s just a court, we hope the kids in Delridge
take pride in it and make it a special place for the top pick up games
in the neighborhood. We could not have made this happen without the
support of AT&T and Muscle Milk, two of my current partners. They have
been tremendous to work with and we look forward to future community
This is not all that Brandon is doing to give back to the community. In
May of 2008, The Brandon Roy Foundation was established with the goal of
instilling confidence, determination and leadership in young people by
offering support in education, life skills and athletics. ROY Court is a
part of the foundation*s larger objective of providing underserved youth
with adequate resources so that each child can maximize his or her
potential to succeed and be a leader in our community.
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