February 16, 2009

President Obama urges service, fixing up basketball courts

In a message aired during last night's NBA All-Star Game, President Barack Obama called on Americans to take action and get involved in their communities, specifically citing the need to fix up playspaces. Here's an excerpt:

In this time of so much need in our communities and across our country, we are blessed with endless ways to restore hope and opportunity in places that yearn for both. Prepare a care package for a soldier. Read to a child. Or fix up a local basketball court so the next generation can play and grow. I encourage everyone to join the NBA in the spirit of service to others. Just log on to USAservice.org to find or create a project near you, then gather some friends and lace ‘em up.

You can watch the video here.

And for those who are interested, we have some tips for how to fix up a basketball court right here on kaboom.org. You can also find playspaces in need of sprucing up on the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder.

So get out there and serve - and tell us about your efforts! You can post in the Forums or in the comments below.

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