Jazz to Unveil 15th Community Basketball Court

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Ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 27th at 4 p.m. at Bingham Junction Park

SALT LAKE CITY (October 24, 2016) – The Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities will unveil a new community basketball court this Thursday, Oct. 27. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the 15thcompleted Jazz court along the Wasatch Front will begin at 4 p.m. at Bingham Junction Park (6980 S. River Reserve Court) in Midvale City.

The new outdoor court includes 5,600 square feet of playing surface, six new basketball goals with adjustable heights, backboards, nets, rims and striping in Jazz colors, along with the Jazz logo at center court.

Jazz and Midvale City officials, as well Jazz forward Joel Bolomboy, coaching associate DeSagana Diop and Jazz Bear will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Afterwards, Bolomboy and Diop will host a basketball clinic for 30 Junior Jazz youth.

The afternoon’s event will also feature a bounce house and trunk-or-treat, where kids can participate in an early Halloween party.

Funding for the court was provided by Larry H. Miller Charities, a nonprofit organization representing the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, in conjunction with Midvale City.

Since 2001, a total of 16 Utah Jazz community courts have been built or funded. Previous court locations include: Sugarhouse Park (Salt Lake City); Smith Fields Park (Draper); Fisher Park (Clearfield); Taylorsville Recreation Center (Salt Lake City); Redwood Recreation Center (Salt Lake City); Miller Park (American Fork); Veterans Memorial Park (West Jordan); Palmer Court Housing Development (Salt Lake City); Neptune Park (Saratoga Springs); Ron Wood Memorial Park (West Jordan); Bonneville Park (Ogden), West Bountiful City Park (West Bountiful City); South Salt Lake (Central Park); and Kearns (Lodestone Park).

Farmington (Farmington Sports Complex) is in the process of completing its community basketball court which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.

@JazzDoingGood or utahjazz.com

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