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Daniel P
374 Metal Museum Drive
(French Fort)
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the project

In 2015 Project Backbaord completed the Nina Chanel Abney court in Chickasaw Heritage Park.  In the past four years the court artwork has faded significantly,  Nina Chanel Abney's career has skyrocketed,  and Project Backbaord has gained a wealth of experience and recogniton.  It is time to restore the court artwork using more durable methods and to finally install the full backbaord graphic originally intended for the park.  Once completed, the new Nina Chanel Abney basketball court will draw art and basketball fans to the South Bluff and it will become a widely visited tourist destination worthy of Nina's stature. 

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the steps

1. Crack fill, patch repair and resurface basketball courts.

2. Color coat basketball court and work with community volunteers to reinstall artwork.

3. Install graphics wraps on new backboard and rims and replace existing backboards. 

4. Install additional seating and trash receptacles.

5. Celebreate the reopening of the new court! 

why we're doing it

Prior to the original painting of Nina Chanel Abney's work on this court, the basketball courts at Chickasaw Heritage Park had no game lines.  Since adding the original artwork, free throw and three point line, the court has become increasingly busy as a place for the French Fort community to play basketball and gather as a community.  The increased use of the courts has led to fading artwork, and  it is time to restore it in a more durable manner that can be enjoyed by the community for many yars into the future. 


Basketball Court Resurfacing - $7500

New Backbaords and Graphic Wraps - $4000

Paint Supplies and Installation - $4000

Additional Seating and Trash Receptacles: $3500

Sports Equiptment and Rental Lockers: $1000

SUBTOTAL $20,000

ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $600

Total to Raise on ioby= $20,635


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