2K Foundations and Charity Bounce are renovating and installing basketball courts across Australia

Charity Bounce and 2K Foundations have unveiled their latest project today. 2K Foundations “supports and inspires underserved communities by investing directly in local enrichment programs” and Charity Bounce is a “non-profit organization that aims to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantages for individuals and communities, with a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.”

Today’s announcement is the renovation of a basketball court in Nyewente, Alice Springs and the creation of a brand-new court in Sydney. Additionally, it’s been announced that a court will be created in Mutitjulu in 2023.

Both courts are now open to the public for use and a ribbon-cutting was held in Sydney with pick-up games and a “resiliency skills session for the local youth.”

2K Foundations Basketball

The Nyewente court renovation was done in collaboration with local aboriginal artist Audrey McCormack. “The unique backboard depicts the forming of an enduring relationship between the Alice Springs-based town camp ‘Nyewente Aboriginal Community’ and the Charity Bounce organization.” According to 2K, McCormack’s goal was to capture the connection between Charity Bounce and the Nyewente Aboriginal Community.

The Sydney court saw Indigenous artist Alicia “Bilyara” Bennett work with 2K Foundations and Charity Bounce to create eye-catching artwork. The lines in the artwork are meant to symbolise the “branches and leaves that fall from the trees in summer and become one with the ground awaiting their transition into the dust to nurture the land.”

The Sydney court is a ” 3×3 outdoor court with the intended purpose of being used by students with disabilities.” More than 70 students with a disability will have access to the court as well as local students and the community.

“Basketball is such a powerful tool to engage with young people and these courts provide a canvas for us to work on to build resiliency and positive job futures for those we work with,” said Ian Heininger, CEO and Co-Founder of Charity Bounce. “We are excited to partner with 2K Foundations and look forward to seeing the impact these projects have for many years ahead.”

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