Non-Profit Organization Buckets & Borders Announces “Project Pick & Roll”
MEDIA RELEASE (Friday, April 8, 2022)
Three Basketball Court Restoration Project in North Central to Tip Off as Non-Profit Organization Buckets & Borders Announces “Project Pick & Roll”
Project Pick & Roll is a $120,000 three-court restoration project taking place in North Central Regina for spring/summer 2022. The outcome of the project will give people of all ages two options to play outdoor basketball at world class outdoor basketball facilities: the mâmawêyatitân Centre and the two courts located at Regent Park.
“The purpose of the project is to use basketball as an avenue to bring people together and improve communities, with a focus on providing youth with access to positive outdoor spaces” said Justin Lee, co-founder, Buckets & Borders. This project would not be possible without the incredible community support, guidance and sponsorship we have received” noted Lee.
The students of Scott Collegiate are naming, designing and helping execute the project at the mâmawêyatitân Centre which includes new backboards, rims, fencing and a student-designed mural covering the entire court. The students of Scott Collegiate have named the court-to-be “The Den”, which will be completed in June 2022. The restoration for the two courts located at Regent Park include new asphalt, rims, backboards, lights and a full mural covering both courts. The Buckets & Borders team will be working alongside a local Indigenous artist to complete the artwork at Regent Park in summer 2022.
Working alongside Indigenous peoples is integral to the completion of this project. The initiative adheres to the TRC’s Call to Action No.90, which calls for sports policies, programs and initiatives that are inclusive to Indigenous peoples.
This project would not exist without the commitment from various partners and sponsors. The Founding Partners funding, supporting, and championing this project include FHQ Developments LTD., Bennett Dunlop Ford, Mosaic, Dairy Queen Elphinstone & Sask Drive., Kevin Bassendowski Insurance & Financial Services, and Co-Operators Insurance.
“Mosaic is proud to support Buckets & Borders as they continue their work building communities through basketball,” says Sarah Fedorchuk, Vice President Government & Public Affairs, North America. “Project Pick & Roll provides access to sport for Regina’s youth, engages students and communities in the development and maintenance of the courts, and is helping revitalize neighborhoods in our city.”
To learn more about the project click HERE.
About Buckets & Borders
Buckets & Borders is a non-profit organization that uses basketball as a means to bring people together and improve communities. The mandate of the organization is to refurbish and build outdoor basketball courts, provide youth resources, tell impactful stories, and strategically grow basketball across Canada.
In 2020/2021 Buckets & Borders successfully executed The Lakeview Project, an $85,000 project that oversaw the full restoration and mural installation of two outdoor basketball courts in Regina’s Lakeview Community.
The organization continues to collaborate alongside organizations such as Canada Basketball, Sask Sport Inc., Basketball Saskatchewan, and Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League to grow the game of basketball across the country. To learn more click HERE.
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|Taken from media release: April 8, 2022 / From: Buckets & Borders|