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Victoria N
920 N. Highland
(The Heights)
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Court Opening Sat September 10

the project

The Heights community has a deep history of basketball. Legends like Hank McDowell, Elliot Perry, and Penny Hardaway came out of Treadwell High School. When this high school closed it doors in 2009, the community suffered a loss of identity. There were no more Friday night games for the community to rally around. Now, there is a Middle School and Elementary School on the Treadwell campus. These schools and the campus are a central point to our community both geographically and sociologically. This project will re-ignite the rich history of basketball in our neighborhood by building two courts that will be accessible to the schools and community.  The re-establishment of these basketball courts is phase one of a comprehensive park improvement plan that is designed to create a centerpiece for community gathering. The Heights Coalition, which consists of neighbors, schools, businesses, churches, and stakeholders of the community, will work together in the planning and implementation of this project. 

the steps

1.     Heights Coalition gathers members to dream and brainstorm. (Feb 5)

2.     Form timeline, create committees, and establish ioby campaign. (Feb 10 – 23)

3.     Meeting weekly and do fundraising and outreach (Feb 23- March 31)

4.     Implementation (Mid-April)

why we're doing it

In 2014 community stakeholders developed a neighborhood revitalization plan.  In this plan, the community voiced concerns and planned solutions to address safety, blight, and a need for shared community space.  The Hoops in the Heights project will provide a healthy opportunity for youth and families to recreate. It will allow kids who were previously playing in the streets to gather in a centralized community space. 


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 5/23/16):

RAISED = $12,090.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $351.12
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $11,703.88

Total amount for project: $11,703.88

Basketball Goals – $4000 – installed by Barry Peebles https://…

Trash Cans – $800 –

Bleachers – $1000 –

Paint and repairing cracks - $5500 - Barry Peebles Sport Court

Landscaping - $300

Balls - $68.88

Storage Bag -$15

Pump - $10 



Basketball Goals - $8000 -

Trash Cans - $800 -

Bleachers - $2000 -

Mural - $1200 - local artist who will work with residents on design, Brandon Marshall

Landscaping - $1000 - work with community business - Golden Landscaping - five mature shade trees at $200.

Concrete, labor, paint - In-Kind Donations.

SUBTOTAL = $13,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Payment Processing Fee of 3%  $390
TOTAL TO RAISE = $13,425



Court Opening Sat September 10

Come see the awesome court you guys made happen!

Satudray, September 10 

Family fun 1- 4 - 3x3 basketbal, soccer activites, inflatables

Food trucks, snowcones, popcorn, water

Opening ceremony 4PM

We will all place our handprints on the court to show the community spirit!

Let's Hoop! September 10th 1:00pm-5:00pm

The moment we have all been waiting for!

 The time is here where we will celebrate the new court! Thank you to everyone who supported this project! We will commemorate this special event with music, food, bouncers, a 3on3 tournament, and an oppurtunity for the community to leave their mark on the court. So please come out to Treadwell at 920 N. Highland from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on September 10th!



Thank you donors!!!! Basketball courts coming soon to the Heights!!!! We raised $12090! Go to our facebook page: We are the Heights for more updates.

Progress on the courts will be posted and opening day activities!!!

Over halfway there!!!!

You have given over $7000!! Our community is joining together to make Treadwell Park a family gathering place. The goal is in sight. Tell your friends, neighbors, businesses and churches about what you have accomplished and how they can participate. Many of you came out last Saturday at the Heights of Spring at the site. Imagine the life and activity we saw happening all year long at Treadwell Park!

Week 1

This campaign has had a great first week and we have raised $1650 thus far! We have got to pick up the pace to meet our goal! 

One great thing to celebrate is Standard Construction Company has generously donated $2500 dollars in asphalt to assist in the cost of resurfacing the court! 

Please keep spreading the word and raising support! 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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