Las Vegas, Nevada - Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is scheduled to dedicate two newly resurfaced basketball courts at the Doolittle Center, located at 1950 N. J St., at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14.
The two outdoor courts at the center see heavy use and the city has just completed an improvement project that included resurfacing and the installation of four new glass backboards. The cost of the project was approximately $27,500.
In addition to dedicating these new courts for the surrounding neighborhood, Councilman Barlow will also officially open the first day of the 2016 C.J. Watson Summer Camp at Doolittle.
Watson is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School where he was a star basketball player. He went on to play at the University of Tennessee and has played in the NBA since 2007. Watson has played for the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic.
Watson’s Charity, the Quiet Storm Foundation, helps to create positive outcomes for underprivileged youth. The summer camps, as well as an annual Black History Month essay contest, are programs that the foundation supports.
Residents who would like more information on summer camps and the Doolittle Center can call 702-229-PLAY and discover the fun.