A court from a legend for future legends

Local basketball legend A’ja Wilson opens new court


Work is underway at Hyatt Park to reburbish the courts. | Photo by COLAtoday

On Sat., Nov. 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. Midlands native, WNBA champion + Gamecock legend, A’ja Wilson, will be on-site to unveil the new “Legends of Tomorrow” basketball court designed by local artist Charmaine Minniefield, in a community celebration at Hyatt Park (950 Jackson Ave.).

A’ja teamed up with Buffalo Wild Wings + MTN DEW LEGEND to revamp a hometown court to benefit youth athletes and provide a safe and fun space to play.

Designed with Project Backboard — a nonprofit whose mission is to renovate public basketball courts into large-scale works of art — the goals aligned to improve a popular space in our community. The Hyatt Park courts are often crowded in the afternoon with youth teams practicing and people playing pick-up games.

On Saturday morning maybe you can team up with A’ja as she hosts a scrimmage for attendees to participate in before she unveils the court.

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