Come join us for the grand opening of the court on Sunday, October 14th, 1pm-4pm! There will be an ribbon cutting ceremony, and the mayor and I will say a few words. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to shoot hoops, enjoy some music, and celebrate this new amenity for the town of Fuquay-Varina!!
As we are reaching the final stages of the court construction, the time has come to do the Eagle Scout portion of the project. We will be having a workday on Saturday, October 13th from 9am-1pm. The goal is to plant 55+ plants, and spread 60 cubic yards of mulch. Obviously, this is a big task, so we need all the help we can get. If you are able to come, please sign up at the link below. We hope to see you there!
Also, we are having a “grand opening ceremony” Sunday, October 14th from 1pm-4pm. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, along with a DJ, and 5v5 games. Come join us in the culmination of this three year project!
At long last, we have started surfacing the court!! We should be able to have rims up soon!
We were supposed to have a landscaping day on September 22nd, but due to Hurricane Florence, this was not possible. The new landscape installation day, tentatively, is the 13th of October.
We have made a lot of progress in the past few weeks. The surfacing and lining should be done this week. Thanks to Holt Basketball Services, we have the backboards up. We can put rims up when the surfacing and lining has cured. When the rims go up, play can start!!
Mark your calendars for September 15th! This is when we will install the benches and landscaping which fulfill the Eagle Scout portion of the project. Stay tuned for more details and a sign up genius.
Amber Ruptina from ABC 11 did an interview with me today. They will be running the story between 4:00-6:30 pm tomorrow!! Thanks ABC 11 for spotlighting project.
We are expecting to start the concrete process of the court within the next two weeks!!
Bob Barker has very generously donated to the project! His kindness has put us very close to our fundraising goal! Thanks Bob Barker!!
The Economic Development Committee has graciously donated to the project. I can’t thank the community enough for coming together to support my dream!
We are making steady progress on the road to completing the court. We are waiting to hear back from Spalding. who will hopefully donate the goals. I have also been in contact with First Bank and John Deere, who will hopefully donate to the project.
There are four companies in the concrete industry that we believe will provide the material for the court. However, we still have to raise money for the labor to place the concrete. This will total approximately $5,000. If we can secure donations for the concrete and goals, much of the heavy lifting for the project will be complete. Even still, money still needs to be raised for landscaping, and other finishing touches that will total approximately $1,500. If you or anyone you know can help with these needs, please visit the donate link below, or leave a comment on the blog post. Join me to make Fuquay-Varina a better place.
Donate Link: https://squareup.com/store/hoops-for-fv
The Timmons Group very generously donated a thousand dollars to HoopsforFV! Thank you for helping me make a difference in my community. More donations like these will make this dream a reality.