Aside from indoor hobbies we develop over time, many have grown to love sports activities that bring communities together. One of the most popular sports that has gained support internationally is the world of basketball. Since the NBA was established, a lot of young players train hard hoping to be part of the professional league. With the help of schools, coaches and different organizations, these players practice diligently to achieve their dream of playing with big teams.
Utah is one state that hones the best athletes, especially in basketball. Their high regard for the sport started projects that renovate public places for community events and other recreational activities. This would be far from possible if not for the influence of the Utah Jazz, one of the leading sports teams to date.
The Jazz has paved the way for this project whose advocacy is to give each community a clean and quality space for outdoor events, may it be basketball, dodgeball or a venue for public celebrations. So far, 17 community courts have been installed throughout the state. These court installations are likewise believed to improve the skills of aspiring basketball players in Utah, as components like sections, lines, sports flooring, basketball rings, and area are correctly stationed and well-built.
Not only does professional basketball help inspire kids to uplift their current situation, but the sport also teaches them about camaraderie which is oftentimes shown through various art forms. For smaller communities in the area, fixing up basketball courts for various uses grew into an artistic experience.
A project backed by volunteers from different states caught everyone’s attention with their advocacy of renewing outdoor courts through painting. Children volunteers go together to paint the court in a way that would “serve as a beacon” and attract more goers to inspire them to keep the place clean. These are local projects that don’t receive much financial support from institutions but is successful all the same in fostering hope.
These public spaces, whether big or small, creates an impact on all members of the community. The popularity of the sport is only one of the factors of these changes. Another main reason for the positive impression of having outdoor courts is the willingness of people to live out better lives for today’s generation and the next. They are not limited to playing active sports but they can also enjoy board games in these public places. They can have picnics, movie nights and bring shelter to the homeless. It encourages families to come out and participate in the games instead of spending time and money at the mall.
There are other good causes of maintaining an outdoor court. Basketball and art only happen to be a common source of catharsis that helps individuals share and improve their skills in the best way they can. It can be said that basketball is not just a showing of talent but it’s also a way to bind people together for a common purpose.