Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities to Open 12th Community Basketball Court on July 2

Jazz to Host Fit Clinic for Ogden YMCA Youth Following the Ribbon Cutting
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (June 30, 2014) – The Utah Jazz, Larry H. Miller Charities and the City of Ogden will open a new basketball court at Bonneville Park on Wednesday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m. The event will feature participation by Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby and Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell, along with the America First Jazz Dancers and the Utah Jazz McDonald’s Dunk Team.

Funding for the new court was provided by Larry H. Miller Charities, a nonprofit organization representing the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, and the City of Ogden.  Measuring 100 feet long and 70 feet wide, the court features boundary lines in Jazz colors and a large Jazz logo at center court. It is enclosed by a twelve foot high fence and six basketball standards surround the perimeter, allowing numerous groups to play simultaneously.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Jazz Dunk Team will treat attendees to a special performance and the Jazz Dancers and Jr. Jazz staff will invite youth from the Ogden YMCA onto the new court to participate in a Jazz Fit clinic featuring a variety of fitness stations. The Jazz Fit program encourages boys and girls to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle through an array of year-round events and activities.

The new community basketball court marks the 12th built along the Wasatch Front by the Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities as part of an ongoing commitment to community outreach and health and wellness. Additional courts constructed by the Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities are located at Sugarhouse Park (Salt Lake City); Smith Fields Park (Draper); Fisher Park (Clearfield); Taylorsville Recreation Center (Taylorsville); 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); and Ron Wood Park (West Jordan).