If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that we are champions of Rajon Rondo and his partnership with Red Bull and Boston’s Got Wings. It is a program that sees $500 donated to Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department for every steal Rondo gets during the season. Those funds are then used to refurbish city basketball courts in need of repair. At every 30-steal milestone, funding is allocated to a park decided by community voting. Thanks to Rajon, some high-traffic courts in the shadow of Fenway Park are about to get a makeover.
Last night in Sacramento, Rajon passed the 90-steal mark, signaling the next infusion of funding for the Jim Bradley Courts in the Back Bay Fens. The court surface at The Fens needs a new color seal coating, the fencing needs to be replaced and the asphalt walkways leading to the courts are cracked, uneven and could use replacement, so the funding
will be put to good use. (And check out this story about The Fens and the program in today’s Boston Globe).
The voting for the next court to receive funding has already started – you can GO HERE to vote for the next recipient.
And since we started talking about the Boston’s Got Wings program, lots of people have come to us asking about how they can get involved beyond casting votes. An online donation link has been set up on the Boston’s Got Wings site where you can donate as much or as little money as you want to towards the refurbishment of city basketball courts. Go here – it’s incredibly quick and easy to make a donation.