LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – This weekend is the official private reveal and grand opening of two newly remodeled basketball courts at the Doolittle Resort in West Las Vegas.
The courts, called the “Shaq Courts” at Doolittle, were recently renovated thanks to a $ 200,000 donation from the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation and its long-time partner Icy Hot®, to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE.
The fund is a vehicle for businesses and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve the quality of life for all residents of Las Vegas, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations.
The basketball court renovation is an initiative of the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation and Icy Hot as part of their “Courts Comebaq” program which renovates existing public basketball courts across the country to ensure that young athletes have access to quality pitches so they can “get back into the game.”
To support this effort and raise additional funds, the foundation organized the “Icy Hot x NBA 2K22 Charity Game” in early October on the Twitch video streaming platform.
Improvements to the courts include a new coating, custom floor colors and graphics, shade structures, seating, new basketball standards and a state-of-the-art Daktronics LED scoreboard.
Present at the private reveal and dedication event:
- Shaquille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal Foundation
- Noel Geoffroy, Head of Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi North America
- Alberto Hernandez, Pain & Sleep Manager, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare
- Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, City of Las Vegas
- Councilor Cedric Crear, Ward 5, City of Las Vegas
Two special art installations, one a pair of life-size “Shaq” shoes and a six-foot LED-lit basketball, create fun and characteristic visuals for the enjoyment of the community as well as the aesthetic enhancement of the area. .