Warriors Community Foundation unveils refurbished basketball court at Marin City Recreation Center

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The Golden State Warriors, in partnership with PepsiCo., the Good Tidings Foundation and Play Marin, unveiled a renovated basketball court at the Marin City Recreation Center, it was announced today. This is the Warriors Community Foundation’s 89th renovated basketball court.

Warriors legend Chris Mullin was on hand for the court reveal ceremony. The groundbreaking was followed by a Warriors Basketball Academy clinic for local youth.

Renovations to the Marin City Community Service District Recreation Center included painting the gymnasium walls, removing and replacing all damaged hardwood, sanding the floor to its original surface, repainting new lines and new logos and the application of a new finish, the painting of the hall of the gymnasium and the repair of damage. walls, repair and paint the walls in the youth room and install new carpets. Additionally, a new LIFEWTR-inspired mural was painted and installed by artist The Apexer after gathering feedback and collaborating with Play Marin students.

Play Marin is Marin County’s premier nonprofit organization that seeks to address equity issues that directly affect youth in their engagement in sports and recreation. It provides Marin County with a more inclusive society to counter the negative narrative that exists about certain communities within Marin, and helps circumvent some of the economic disparities Marin City faces within its education system and points. recreational sales.

“The Marin City Recreation Center has been a community staple for gatherings for over 70 years,” said Play Marin Founder and CEO Paul Austin. “Built in the 1950s, this space is home to the vast majority of young people in Marin City, and I hope we can build on this land to transform the largest recreational space into a state-of-the-art facility. . for youth development.

“We are proud to create beautiful works of art that will uplift the Marin community as they enjoy the renovated basketball court,” said Johannes Evenblij, President of PepsiCo Beverages North America West Division. “PepsiCo is proud to be a partner of Chase Center and the Golden State Warriors, by joining forces we can have a bigger impact in the community for good.”

It was great to finally come to Marin City and create a space for deserving young people in this community,” said Good Tidings Foundation Founder Larry Harper. “We were thrilled to handle a much-needed renovation to the gym as well as freshen up the youth room with new paint and carpeting. Thank you to the Warriors Community Foundation for the collaborations over the past 26 years!

The Marin City Recreation Center was renovated in partnership with the Warriors, PepsiCo. and the Good Tidings Foundation through the Makin’ Hoops program, established 25 years ago by the Warriors Community Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation, which has restored more than 88 basketball courts in the Bay Area.

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