SALT LAKE CITY – The wingspan of the Utah Jazz community court program is expanding to its farthest location in the northern part of the state. The Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities will unveil a new court in Tremonton at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, marking the 17th court installation that also extends south to American Fork and Saratoga Springs.
To celebrate the opening in Box Elder County, the organization will take a contingent of Jazz entertainment groups and employees to Meadow Park (754 South 700 West, Tremonton, Utah) for the court’s reveal which is free and open to the public. The new outdoor court features six new basketball goals with adjustable heights, backboards, nets, rims and striping in Jazz colors, along with the Jazz logo at center court.
“We are Utah’s team and the Jazz are excited to have this opportunity to partner with Tremonton,” said Steve Starks, president of the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. “The new community court is a place for the public to enjoy and allows us to share our love for the sport of basketball.”
The Utah Jazz Dancers and Jazz Dunk Team will perform on the 5,600 square feet of playing surface, while the Salt Lake City Stars’ mascot Buster will be on hand to interact with the crowd.President of Larry H. Miller Charities Jay Francis, Tremonton Mayor Roger Fridal, Tremonton City Council members and Jazz personnel will help with the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. After the official court opening, attendees will be invited to participate in a layup line.
Funding for the court was provided by Larry H. Miller Charities, a nonprofit organization representing the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, in conjunction with Tremonton City.
Since 2001, a total of 18 Utah Jazz community courts have been built or funded. A court in Ogden at the Marshall White Center is slated to open this summer.
Previous court locations include: Sugarhouse Park (Salt Lake City); Smith Fields Park (Draper); Fisher Park (Clearfield); Taylorsville Recreation Center (Salt Lake City); Redwood Recreation Center (Salt Lake City); Miller Park (American Fork); Veterans Memorial Park (West Jordan); Palmer Court Housing Development (Salt Lake City); Neptune Park (Saratoga Springs); Ron Wood Memorial Park (West Jordan); Bonneville Park (Ogden), West Bountiful City Park (West Bountiful City); Central Park (South Salt Lake); Lodestone Park (Kearns), Bingham Junction Park (Midvale City) and Farmington Park (Farmington).