Fri, 2 Jun, 2023
Thanks to a generous donation by Go Auto, the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation and the Edmonton Stingers’ Fresh Hoops program, Delton School unveiled an updated outdoor basketball court on June 1.
The program started with one court refresh in spring 2022 and has expanded this year to offer more schools full court refurbishments. Additional refurbishments will be announced next school year.
Go Auto’s donation of $500,000 is the initial commitment to support the Edmonton Stingers’ Fresh Hoops program. The community is invited to donate to a matching program through which Go Auto will match up to an additional $500,000, for a total possible donation of $1.5 million to this Division-wide initiative.
“The aim of the Go Auto donation and matching program is for the community to come together to create long-lasting change for young people,” said Jared Priestner, principal, Go Auto. “Participating in sports leads to both short and long-term benefits, and spaces like basketball courts provide a platform for kids to discover their unique abilities and realize their full potential for future successes.”
Through Go Auto and the Edmonton Stingers, this program will continue to refurbish courts at Division schools so schools, students and community members across the city have an opportunity to have their outdoor courts transformed.
School basketball courts are integral community spaces. They promote teamwork and participation, and contribute to a student’s social, physical and mental health, both on school days and weekends.
“This gift opens up many opportunities for how our Foundation might serve our students in the future. Together with the Stingers, we look forward to updating many more outdoor basketball courts at Division schools across the city. ” Kyla Amrhein, Director, Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
Special guests from Go Auto, the entire Edmonton Stingers team, and Delton School students and staff participated in the event.
The Fresh Hoops program started as a grassroots movement replacing basketball nets and has expanded to offer complex court renovations to Division schools across the city.
Over the next few years, up to 75 schools will receive an updated court through this initiative. The Fresh Hoops program will evaluate each school court, considering:
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