About Community-Built Multi-Sport Courts
Developed in response to the demands of kids, KABOOM! presents Multi-Sport Courts!
Sports courts help communities address a lack of play opportunities for older youth that no longer play on playgrounds. The interlocking tiles are easy to install and maintain. Sports courts provide communities with a wide variety of different sports using the same space — such as basketball, hockey, volleyball and many other games.
- Receive a new, custom-designed sports court with hand-crafted amenities to make the playspace truly yours!
- Engage community members to work toward a common goal.
- Participate and lead a planning process to help you fundraise, build relationships and develop media relations skills that will strengthen your community and can be used for future projects.
Eligibility and Qualifications
Opportunities for Community-Built Playspace grants are specific to certain cities or metropolitan areas within the United States. Find out where we currently have open opportunities.
- Serve youth from low-income population and demonstrate the need for an engaging space for kids and older youth to play sports.
- Work with the community, with guidance from dedicated KABOOM! Community Engagement and Build Managers., to fundraise toward the cost of equipment.
- Own the land on which you wish to build, or have a long-term lease and get permission from the landowner to construct a sports court.
- Demonstrate ability to recruit a team of parents, neighbors, and community members who are excited about serving on the planning committee for an eight to ten week period, plus recruit approximately 125-200 community members to participate on Build Day.
- Complete any needed site preparation to create a flat asphalt or concrete slab with dimensions from 3,000 sq.ft. to 3,500 sq.ft.
- Secure soil tests, utility checks, and build permits in a timely manner.
- Identify community resources to secure additional in-kind contributions such as breakfast and lunch for Build Week, tools, restroom facilities and a dumpster.
- Accept ownership and maintenance responsibilities for the sports court upon completion of project.
How to Apply
To prepare for filling out our online application, we recommend downloading and reviewing Application Preview to understand the information you'll need to complete the application.
Once you are ready, take our eligibility to quiz to quickly determine if your community is eligible for a Community-Built Multi-Sport Courts opportunity.