POSTED ON 8/17/10 | A special basketball “DreamCourt” for this Dallas suburb will be dedicated here Wednesday, August 18, the first of a series of courts planned for about 30 U.S. cities as a joint project of the Nancy Lieberman Foundation, the Manifest Foundation and Sport Court®.
Dedication will be at Bi-Centennial Park in Frisco at 6 p.m. Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman, one of the greatest figures in women’s basketball, will be joined by Jason Terry, the 6’ 2’ guard of the Dallas Mavericks.
Both have placed their signatures on the DreamCourt. Connor Sport Court International manufactures Sport Court high performance surfaces and basketball equipment. The DreamCourt will use Sport Court’s proprietary SportGame™ tile for the court. Court installation is provided by NexCourt, owned by Mark Kundysek, exclusive North Texas Sport Court Dealer for over 20 years.
“We’re proud to partner with the Nancy Lieberman and the Manifest Foundation,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International. “We share the goals and ideals of this program, and we are committed to helping them create DreamCourts in every NBA City,” he added.
Lieberman is the first woman coach of an NBA Development League team, the Texas Legends, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks affiliate. The team is based in Frisco, Texas. In addition to her coaching, she is a commentator for ESPN and a motivational speaker. She runs a series of basketball camps and clinics. Lieberman is a two-time Olympian, a former WNBA coach and player, and Author of her new book "Playbook for Success" which will be released October 18th by Wiley Publishing.
“Our vision for the Lieberman Foundation is to be the catalyst for the development of young girls and boys throughout the country by using basketball as a motivational tool,” Lieberman said.
She said her foundation is dedicated to expanding and ensuring sports opportunities for youth through her basketball camps and clinics and through the establishment of a series of DreamCourts.
“Our mission is to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future,” Lieberman said.
The mayor of Frisco and other city council members are expected to attend the dedication of the court, which will provide a safe place for local children.
Scott Caldwell, Product Manager for WorldVentures, the parent organization for the Manifest Foundation, said the DreamCourts are planned for every city where there is an NBA Team.
“Named after WorldVentures’ vision of helping others manifest a better life for themselves, the Manifest Foundation is dedicated to creating lasting, positive change in the world by impacting the lives of children,” said Caldwell. “We understand that providing essentials like food, clean water, and shelter, or education and mentorship— creates a ripple effect of positive change that reaches across borders and touches generations. We are proud to be part of the DreamCourt partnership.”