Plug Into The Scene: @KasimReed Joins @Converse To Promote New Atlanta Basketball Courts!
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Basketball Hall of Fame player Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell at the new Converse Basketball Court at Piedmont Park.
Yesterday, CONVERSE Inc., unveiled two new basketball courts at Piedmont Park in midtown Atlanta, Georgia, along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving. The Converse basketball court donation, consisting of one full court and one half court, is part of Converse’s commitment to fostering community involvement through basketball in the city of Atlanta.
Converse donated two basketball courts to Atlanta’s Historic Piedmont Park as part of its commitment to the city’s youth.
Marked with the iconic Converse Star Chevron logo, the basketball courts will provide youth with the opportunity to play basketball in an area that has not had courts before. Before the court presentation, Converse held its Open Gym session with Atlanta youth. Converse Open Gym, founded in 2007, provides an opportunity for kids to play basketball in a free, safe and unrestricted environment in major metropolitan markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston. Over 50,000 kids have been touched by this program
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is joined center court by Basketball Hall of Fame player Julius “Dr J” Erving for the ceremonial tip off at the new Converse Basketball Court at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
“Converse is thrilled to celebrate basketball and the donation of these courts with Piedmont Park Conservancy, as they continue to implement their Master Plan to enhance the park for future generations,” said Geoff Cottrill, Chief Marketing Officer of Converse. “We have enjoyed working with the City of Atlanta over the past few years to help inspire children through the game of basketball, and are happy that basketball is now a part of this