project leader
Justin G
Ampersand Park
(Ampersand Park)
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SO close!

the project

Ampersand Park has the only regulation outdoor basketball court in Saranac Lake, but it's in need of an update! The current systems are fine, but they were installed in the 1980s and much has changed in basketball technology in the last 35+ years. In partnership with the SL Local Development Corporation, I want to bring some decidedly different systems to our beloved park. Regulation, breakaway rims! Professional, acryclic backboards! All-weather support system (with safety padding [not pictured])! We need a full court press from all basketball/community park enthusiasts to reach our goal.  Let's get it done!!

the steps

(1) Identify replacement systems that meet safety regulations. Check!

(2) Gain approval from the village's insurance company for the new systems. Yup!

(3) Secure approval of the SL Village Board. Done!

(4) Raise the funds to purchase the systems for village installation. This is where YOU come in!

(5) Install new systems in spring 2022 once the snow melts. See you there!

why we're doing it

With this upgrade, local residents and visitors alike can improve their game and enjoy state-of-the-art basketball systems. Our park needs it - and our local hoopers deserve it!


Updated Budget: (8.23.21)

TOTAL RAISED = $5,258.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $157.74


Original Budget:

Hercules Diamond Basketball Goal with Rust Armor and Acrylic Backboard Material: $2,363.76 x 2 = $4,727.52

Sales Tax: $372.48

Pole and Gusset Padding: Free

Shipping: Free

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



SO close!

Wow, we are cruising! Only $825 (as of this posting) left to go. We can do it!!

- Justin

More than halfway home!

Hi everyone! Thank you SO much for your generosity in supporting the cause for new hoops at Ampersand Park. Because of your donations, we are already 65% along the way to meeting our goal! Way to go!! In just five days we raised $3,450 and we only need another $1,800 to reach our target. Please continue to spread the word about the project and encourage your friends to support us in our mission. Happy weekend!

- Justin Garwood


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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