2017-12-07 / Front Page

DCER, city in talks about basketball courts

By Gary Gould
810-452-2650 • ggould@mihomepaper.com

DAVISON — The city and Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation hope to offer basketball tournaments at the city’s new basketball courts in Jack Abernathy Regional Park in the near future.

City Manager Andrea Schroeder has been in “very preliminary” talks with DCER Director Christina McWilliams about bringing basketball tournaments to the park, utilizing the city’s new $108,000 ball court.

The court was opened in October and was built with grant money and donations from the community. Schroeder said it is her hope the city can raise money through basketball tournaments to help with upkeep of the new courts.

“DCER and the city would split any profits,” said Schroeder. “Some going toward a charity, some toward the upkeep of the basketball courts.”

Councilman Ben Callis said there was a time when the city hosted several 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, one of which called Hoopty Hoop, was established as a high school student project.

McWiiliams said it was DCER’s idea to approach the city over the idea of bringing basketball tournaments to the park.

“We thought it would be great to host a tournament or two,” she said. “We can help a local charity, help keep the basketball courts up and give back to the community.”

She said there are no dates set yet and talks are still in the discussion stage.

“It’s something we’re very excited about,” said McWilliams. “We’re happy DCER is going to be a part of this.”

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