Connor Sports Partners with Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) and NBA Cares to Refurbish a Basketball Court in Louisiana

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As Champions of the Community, Connor Sports™ and Sports Floor Inc., a local Connor Sports Dealer, partnered with the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) and NBA Cares to refurbish a basketball court at Monte Sano Park Gym in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

NBA Cares and the New Orleans Pelicans also donated athletic equipment to three schools from the East Baton Rouge Parish School District whose equipment was damaged during the severe flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016.

Building a Community of Champions

Current and former NBA and WNBA players, youth and local law enforcement gathered at BREC’s Monte Sano Park Gym on Wednesday, February 15th for a basketball clinic and Building Bridges Through Basketball workshop as part of NBA All-Star 2017.

The clinic included basketball drills and a facilitated conversation about the challenges facing our communities and our shared responsibility to create change. Connor Sports believes programs like NBA Cares and Building Bridges Through Basketball is vital to establishing relationships that build a strong community.

“Connor Sports is extremely proud to have partnered with NBA Cares and the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge to leave behind a positive and tangible legacy that will benefit thousands of youth in Louisiana for years to come,” said Lauren Gillian, Director of Social Responsibility at Connor Sports. “This initiative as part of NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans and is a Connor Sports Champions of Community project based on our belief in providing youth with safe places to play.”

Our belief in building relationships is shown through our continual commitment to community involvement. We’ve been apart of NBA Cares and NBPA Foundation court dedications at NBA All-Star the past few years. Every year we provide a refurbished court to a community and we vow that our dedication will go beyond the surface. We support peace and community efforts year round by educating others about local community initiatives, facilitating Peace Games and Conducting conversations about anti-violence and the power of community. 

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