A ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new basketball court and recognize the CarMax Foundation for its donation of a $155,000 grant to support youth programming in the City of Richmond takes place today, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 4pm at Pine Camp Arts & Community Center (4901 Old Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227).
The CarMax Foundation has awarded a grant of $155,000 to the Enrichmond Foundation for use by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities to build a new basketball court, restore an existing building for use as a concession facility, and expand league play to include more Richmond youth and a new wheelchair league. This is the firth year that CarMax has supported youth basketball in the city. Since 2007, the CarMax Foundation has given more than $500,000 to restore and expand the department’s basketball courts at Pine Camp and fund league play for hundreds of Richmond youth between the ages of 10 and 17.
Guest speakers include; Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall, CarMax President and CEO Tom Folliard, CarMax Foundation President Lynn Mussatt, Richmond Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Dr. Norman C. Merrifield. Other City and CarMax Officials and Youth Basketball Teams and Radio One’s “Miss Community” Clovia Lawrence.