GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A new DreamCourt basketball court recently opened at Old Tarrytown Park, courtesy of the World Ventures Foundation, Nancy Lieberman Charities and Sport Court East.
"You kids are going to have fun, make friends, and make memories," said Dan Stammen, WorldVentures chief executive officer. "I'm still friends with guys that I played with on a similar court."
Stammen finished the ribbon-cutting ceremony by thanking the community members that supported the court.
"Whether you donated one dollar or five or more, it matters," said Stammen. "It's a gift to give back, and it's a gift to serve."
DreamCourts are multipurpose play spaces built in collaboration with Nancy Lieberman Charities, WorldVentures Foundation and Sport Court. The courts provide children from underprivileged communities with a safe area to play basketball, as well as socially interact and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship.
WoldVentures Marketing Director James Robinson opened the dedication ceremony and served as the master of ceremonies for the event. He led fundraising effort that collected more than $20,000 over a two-year period, and coordinated with Greenburgh officials to bring the court to town.
"This is a really beautiful court where I'll enjoy playing with my friends," said one of the attending youth. "It's really great how the town officials came together to approve it and make it happen."
A staff member from State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousin's (D-35th District) office presented a certificate of dedication.