The Mavs Foundation, the 501(c)(3) private foundation arm of the Dallas Mavericks, will unveil a new basketball court at Parker’s Park in West, Texas (1404 Stillmeadow Dr., West, TX) on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
The West, Texas City Park, playground and basketball court were all destroyed following the fertilizer plant explosion in April of 2013. The Mavs Foundation has furnished a new basketball court in Parker’s Park, the new park named after the 7-year-old son of Joey Pustejovsky, a volunteer firefighter who lost his life fighting the fire that caused the blast.
Dallas Mavericks broadcast announcer Mark Followill will emcee the official Court Dedication with representatives from the City of West, Parker’s Park Project and the Mavs Foundation to speak to Parker and children from his third-grade class and break-in the new court. The remarks will be followed by a group photo on the court, the official net cutting by 7-year-old Parker, inaugural free throws and a mini-basketball clinic for kids from the community hosted by Mavs Basketball Academy coaches. Members of the community will be invited to attend the Grand Opening of the park for food, fun and summer festivities.
The Mavs Foundation Court Dedication and fan fest will begin promptly at 10:30am and will follow with a kids basketball clinic on the court at 11:00am.
The West City Park dedication will begin at noon.
MEDIA: Media planning to attend should RSVP to Erin Finegold at email@example.com or 214.415.9183.
ABOUT THE MAVS FOUNDATION
Over the past 20 years, the Dallas Mavericks Foundation (Mavs Foundation) has built 21 basketball courts throughout the North Texas community with the goal of encouraging healthy living and providing a safe place for children and residents in our community. Past courts have included: Griggs Park in Uptown Dallas; Youth World Dallas in South Dallas; Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas; Dallas Bethlehem Center; Dallas County Juvenile Department; Salvation Army; Wesley Rankin Community Center; and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
The Mavs Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families in need through financial support, advocacy and service. Established in October 1996, the Mavs Foundation has granted over $3.5 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need and created Reading and Learning Centers and basketball courts across the North Texas community. Visit MavsFoundation.com to learn more.
ABOUT THE PARKER’S PARK PROJECT
Parker’s Park Project was formed to coordinate and assist efforts to rebuild and maintain a park in West after the damage done to the City Park in the April 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. Our Vision and mission comes from the eyes of fallen West Firefighter Joey Pustejovsky, and the heart and ambition of his son, Parker. Our goal and Parker’s wish is to help establish and maintain a facility in West his father had already envisioned – a facility that will provide a fun, safe and desirable place for play, parties, relaxation and exercise.
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