Lahaina Civic Center is getting a brand-new outdoor basketball court. County officials will officially dedicate the court at 4pm this Friday, Oct. 25.
Known as a “DreamCourt,” the court will be open to the public and features a “multi-purpose sport court surfacing,” according to an Oct. 21 County of Maui press release. The press release also states that the Nancy Lieberman Foundation and the WorldVentures Foundation donated the court to the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation.
“We are deeply grateful to Nancy Lieberman and her foundation, in partnership with the WorldVentures Foundation,” Mayor Alan Arakawa said in the county’s Oct. 21 press release. “We are working hard to meet the needs of our community by improving and rehabilitating our County Parks facilities, and this generous donation will bring immediate relief to the lack of courts in West Maui. We are also appreciative to KemperLesnik organizers of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, who have been instrumental in connecting these foundations with the County to create such a positive impact for our residents.”
The county’s press release states that the Nancy Lieberman Foundation has been building these courts (nine, so far) since 2010. “The goal of the program is to keep children off the streets and to provide them with a safe and competitive environment where they can develop skills such as teamwork and good sportsmanship,” states the press release.