Sherman Park in Milwaukee is now home to a new Dream Court, with funding from Nancy Lieberman Charities, the Milwaukee dollars and based in Brookfield Fiserv inc.
Located at 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., the basketball court “will provide young people with an opportunity to practice teamwork and build character,” according to a press release.
Nancy Lieberman Charities, based in Plano, Texas, which offers programs and mentoring on inclusion, social justice, racial equality and civic engagement, launched her Dream Court program in 2010 and has since installed more of 100 courts across the United States. The program aims to make basketball more accessible to children and provide them with a play environment. More than three million young people play on Dream Courts, with each court serving approximately 120 young people per day.
The new Sherman Park Dream Court is regulation size for high school, 50 feet by 84 feet, with two new basketball hoops. It features a high performance Sport Court PowerGame surface in gray and black, with the Dream Courts logo as the centerpiece and the Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv logos appearing on both halves of the court.
The tribunal was inaugurated earlier this week with a groundbreaking and groundbreaking ceremony. After cutting the ribbon, the children of the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee attended a basketball court clinic, run by Lance Foreman, director of the National Basketball Academy.
“Sport has a way of bringing people together – we saw it this summer as the people of Milwaukee roared the Bucks to victory in the NBA Finals and celebrated this historic achievement,” said Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Fiserv Forum. âBringing a Dream Court to Sherman Park allows us to connect with the younger members of our community and make a difference in their lives in a tangible way. “
Fiserv already has a connection with the Sherman Park neighborhood thanks to its Back2Business program, an initiative to strengthen minority-owned small businesses through financial support, business expertise, technology solutions, strategic partnerships and community engagement. Fiserv has awarded nearly 150 grants to Milwaukee-area businesses under the program, including Confectionately Yours, a retail bakery, and Lush Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn company, both based in Sherman Phoenix.
âThe Bucks, Fiserv and Nancy Lieberman Charities share a commitment to community, economic empowerment and diversity in communities across the country,â said Frank Bisignano, President and CEO of Fiserv. âFiserv has deep roots in Milwaukee, and we are committed to continuing to give back. With the local basketball craze at an all-time high due to the Bucks’ fantastic championship win, now is the perfect time to bring a Dream Court to town.