Of late, balmy weather casts an open invitation to local youth to go outside and play a game of neighborhood basketball. Now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of several groups, youth on the south side of town won’t have to play in the streets.
Tom Clark, Fred Cattel, Pat Harden and Richard Mullins gathered Nov. 28 at the site of the new Lakelands Trailside basketball court in order to erect the basketball board, complete with hoop.
As the Stockbridge Community News first reported on Sept. 28, the new Lakelands Trailside basketball court came about as the result of $11,000 awarded by the 5 HealthyTowns Foundation and a $4,000 donation from the Stockbridge Township. The Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition gave the go ahead, and Quinn Excavating and Paving began began leveling the ground directly across the trail from the new playground for a new basketball court on September 27.