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Building a Legacy Dream Court for the Boys and Girls Club

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Grand Slam Courts is proud to have built its second NCAA Legacy Court in San Antonio. The latest court was unveiled April 1 at the East Side Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club on Martin Luther King Drive.

The project was funded with contributions primarily from the NCAA, Nancy Lieberman Charities, the Santikos Foundation and San Antonio Sports.

Each year, the NCAA leaves behind Legacy Courts in the cities that host the Men’s and Women’s Final Four. In 2018, the NCAA’s Legacy Court for the Men’s Finals was built by Grand Slam Courts at the Higgs Carter King Gifted and Talented Academy on San Antonio’s West Side. Grand Slam Courts was chosen to build the Legacy Court commemorating the Women’s Final Four this year.



“Because Nancy Lieberman Charities joined forces with the NCAA for this latest project, the court at the East Side Clubhouse is called a Nancy Lieberman ‘Dream Court.’ That organization, founded by WNBA Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, has built basketball courts for disadvantaged communities all over the nation,” explained Brent Poss, the owner of Grand Slam Courts.

“Nancy Lieberman herself said she thought the Sport Court that Grand Slam built was the most beautiful transformation she had seen among all of those courts her charity has funded,” he added.

The new court replaces two asphalt tennis courts that Poss said probably had not been used in years. “The asphalt surface was crumbling, and did not provide a safe place for play,” he said.

Now the Boys and Girls Club and the surrounding community can enjoy playing on a beautiful Sport Court surrounded by artificial turf and a fence. A group of children served by the Boys and Girls Club put their mark on the new play area by adding their handprints to a mural attached to the fence.

The group behind the project began talks with Poss and the Grand Slam Courts team in October of last year, Poss said. “We knew that with the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we might have to be flexible and ready to complete the project quickly. With the NCAA deciding to hold the entire tournament in San Antonio and Central Texas only in early February, that gave us the go-ahead to begin construction. We had no problem completing the project in time for the Grand Opening April 1.”


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San Antonio is FitCitySA

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Clients of Grand Slam Courts who have a backyard Sport Court have lots of physical fitness opportunities right outside their door. The Office of the Mayor of San Antonio is interested in providing a variety of opportunities to the whole citizenry for physical exercise, dietary wellness, and mental health resources. The website FitCitySA.com is a one-stop source for information about these topics and for local resources.

Although COVID-19 has had an effect on the volume of information on the website, the calendar is being kept up with events and classes of various kinds. Many of them are now virtual, online classes. Join a cooking class for diabetes patients. Or a Zumba class for seniors. Or a class on the benefits of acupuncture. There are also links to events sponsored by San Antonio organizations like the YMCA and the Witte Museum.

Next time you are trying to fight the boredom of COVID restrictions, visit the FitCitySA.com website for some healthy ideas.
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