Utah Jazz

Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities Open Two New Community Basketball Courts in West Jordan

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

SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2014) – The Utah Jazz, Larry H. Miller Charities and the City of West Jordan will open two new basketball courts at the Ron Wood Park (5900 W. New Bingham Highway) on Friday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. With participation by Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby and West Jordan Mayor Kim V. Rolfe, the public ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in conjunction with the opening of the Sierra Newbold Playground.

Funding for the project 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 West Jordan.  Each court is 100 feet long and 70 feet wide and features boundary lines in Jazz colors and a large Jazz logo at center court. 

“Giving back to the community is part of the Jazz organization’s DNA,” said Randy Rigby, president of the Utah Jazz. “The Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities began building community basketball courts in 2001 in an effort to enhance local neighborhoods and provide places for children and families to enjoy for years to come. The game of basketball is not only fun, but it also helps to instill important values that extend to life off the court.”

Following the ceremony, the Jazz Fit Stunt Team, America First Jazz Dancers, Jazz Bear and Junior Jazz staff will invite local youth onto the new courts 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 courts mark the 10th and 11th 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 (Salt Lake City); Redwood Recreation Center (Salt Lake City); Miller Park (American Fork); Veterans Memorial Park (Salt Lake City); Palmer Court Housing Development (Salt Lake City); and Neptune Park (Saratoga Springs).