Nancy Lieberman Charities and WorldVentures Foundation teamed with the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation on August 15 to dedicate a Dream Court to foster the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. The Dream CourtsTM program builds top-quality, multipurpose play spaces in underserved communities so children have a safe area to shoot hoops, socialize and learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Located at Russell Lee Park, 3701 Southern Avenue, the Louisville Dream Court is the 39th in the nation and the first in Louisville. Fairway Independent Mortgage donated to the court. Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are so proud to be able to give the children of Louisville a Dream Court,” said Nancy Lieberman, Nancy Lieberman Charities founder and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer. “Having Muhammad Ali as my hero and my friend taught me how to truly be powerful when you’re helping others.”
Lieberman, a two-time Olympian, made history in 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming only the second female assistant coach in NBA history.
Other dignitaries attending included Fairway Independent Mortgage branch manager Jason McPherson and District 1 City Council Member Jessica Green. Steve Ghose, director of Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, served as emcee.