Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (7th District), City Floor Supply, the Police Athletic League and Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia and Vicinity joined forces for a lesson in teamwork that’s a slam dunk for the young people who use the Harrowgate PAL Gym in North Philadelphia.
“The linoleum flooring on the basketball court was falling apart with use. The tiles were coming up, the flooring was dated, and it just didn’t provide the feel of a true basketball court.”
In record time, the team assembled funding, flooring materials, paint and volunteer flooring experts to install a completely new maple wood floor that today is used for basketball, volleyball, and more. Perhaps most importantly, though, the new surface is a visible reminder to the children that there are people in their community who are eager to invest in them.
Watch a video from City Floor Supply about the project.
Photo: City Floor Supply
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Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is a veteran activist with over 30 years of service to the City of Philadelphia, currently serving a third four-year term on Philadelphia City Council. More info at phlcouncil.com/MariaQSanchez