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Renton to Unveil Jamal Crawford Basketball Court

September 19, 2011

For more information contact:
Suzanne Dale Estey,
Economic Development Director, 425-430-6591
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569; cell = 206-491-8158
Steve Banks, Jamal Crawford Foundation, 206-617-5830

WHAT: A community celebration and dedication ceremony to unveil the newly refurbished Jamal Crawford Court at Liberty Park on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Crawford will be presented with a “key” to the city and will receive a proclamation by Mayor Denis Law.

jamalcrawfordNational Basketball Association (NBA) Star Jamal Crawford, who was an All-American star at Rainier Beach High School, earned the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award in 2010, and lived for much of his early childhood and youth in Renton. As a youth, Jamal Crawford spent countless days and evenings at Liberty Park working on his basketball skills and game. The Jamal Crawford Foundation has funded significant improvements to the Liberty Park basketball courts, including resurfacing, new back boards, goals and bleachers.

Community members will enjoy great local food from Jimmy Mac’s BBQ, hosted by the Jamal Crawford Foundation.

WHO: Renton Mayor Denis Law
NBA Star Jamal Crawford and other celebrities

WHEN: September 24, 2011
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. A speaking program will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Liberty Park
1101 Bronson Way North


CONTACT: Members of the public should please contact dced@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-6582.