Basketball courts function as a space to congregate, shoot the shit, and drop some stress – especially in “urban” neighborhoods. However, once a basketball court becomes neglected and the lines on the court fade into the asphalt, it is often forgotten – the community thus finds alternative outlets or simply hangs up their days of hooping.
Project Backboard doesn’t believe in neglected basketball courts. Taking to painting abandoned basketball courts in gorgeous splashes of color breathes new life into the neighborhood while reviving the court and making it playable once again. From the Kinloch neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri to Pierotti Park in Memphis, Tennessee, these courts receive a color treatment that breathes life, hope, and connection into the communities. For more from Project Backboard, visit here.