Photo: Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures dedicate DreamCourt to NBA coach Del Harris, for Wayne County Boys & Girls Club.
Partnering with Nancy Lieberman Charities, the WorldVentures Foundation recently dedicated DreamCourt No. 25 in Richmond, Indiana.
The state-of-the-art basketball courts are installed in underprivileged communities to provide a safe area for children to play and interact. As is usually the case, the new DreamCourt is situated near a local Boys & Girls Club, where young people congregate for after-school programs. The court pays tribute to former NBA head coach Del Harris, who began his coaching career at nearby Earlham College.
“I came to Richmond over 50 years ago and played on the old court right here in this park,” Harris said earlier this month at the opening of the six-goal DreamCourt. “In fact, we won a tournament here and many of my teammates went on to be inducted into the Indiana Hall of Fame.”
The WorldVentures Foundation has built DreamCourts across the U.S. alongside charitable partner Nancy Lieberman Charities. Lieberman is a WNBA legend who joined the Sacramento Kings last summer as the second-ever female assistant coach in the NBA. Her charity aims to provide healthy physical, emotional and mental environments for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence.
“This court is not mine, it’s not Del’s, it’s yours,” Lieberman said to youth on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “And we hope that one day you will do the same for other kids.”