PLANO, Texas, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the town of Greenburgh, N.Y. area kids can now fulfill their dreams on a new DreamCourt™ basketball court thanks to the WorldVentures 'Empire Team' of Independent Representatives, the town of Greenburgh, Nancy Lieberman Charities Founder, Basketball Hall-of-Famer, two-time Olympian and NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman, WorldVentures Foundation™ and Sport Court East. The new court was officially opened at Old Tarrytown Park, 177 Hillside Ave. where scattered rain showers did not deter the throngs of community members from celebrating at the pre-dedication cook-out.
DreamCourts are top-quality, multipurpose play spaces built in collaboration with Nancy Lieberman Charities, WorldVentures Foundation and Sport Court®, with the goal of providing children in underprivileged communities a safe area to play basketball, interact socially, and learn important lessons about teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Old Tarrytown Park DreamCourt is the 27th court installed to date in communities across the country.
WorldVentures CEO Dan Stammen cuts ribbon at Greenburgh, N.Y. DreamCourt dedication accompanied by WorldVentures Marketing Director and lead fundraiser James Robinson, Greenburgh town officials, and members of the community.
WorldVentures Marketing Director James Robinson, who led the fundraising effort and coordinated with town officials to bring the court to Greenburgh, opened the dedication ceremony and served as the emcee for the dedication event. Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Commissioner Gerard "Gerry" Byrne recognized WorldVentures' commitment to giving back, saying, "James and Team Empire raised more than $20,000 over a two-year period to build this court."
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner called this a spectacular addition to the town, and Chairperson of the Housing Authority Board, Bishop Preston, reminded the attendees that all of the town officials and the parks and recreation department of Greenburgh quickly came together to support the court.
One of the youth in attendance expressed words of appreciation, saying, "This is a really beautiful court where I'll enjoy playing with my friends. It's really great how the town officials came together to approve it and make it happen," with several others nodding in agreement.
A staff member from Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins's (D-35th Senate District) office presented a certificate of dedication.
Before officially opening the court with a ribbon-cutting, WorldVentures CEO Dan Stammen reminisced about playing on a neighborhood basketball court in his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. "You kids are going to have fun, make friends, and make memories. I'm still friends with guys that I played with on a similar court." He then completed the ceremony by thanking the community members that came out to support the court. "Whether you donated one dollar or five or more, it matters. It's a gift to give back, and it's a gift to serve."