Basketball courts

Shaquille O’Neal Foundation donates $200,000 to renovate basketball courts at Doolittle Complex west of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — This weekend is the official private reveal and grand opening of two newly renovated basketball courts at the Doolittle Complex just west of Las Vegas.

The courts, called “Shaq Courts” in Doolittle, were recently renovated with a $200,000 donation from the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation and longtime partner Icy Hot®, to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE.

The fund is a vehicle for businesses and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve the quality of life for all Las Vegas residents – with a particular focus on vulnerable populations.

The basketball court renovation is an initiative of the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation and Icy Hot as part of their “Comebaq Courts” program which renovates existing public basketball courts across the country to ensure young athletes have the access to quality land so they can “get back in the game.”

To support this effort and raise additional funds, the foundation organized the “Icy Hot x NBA 2K22 Charity Game” on the Twitch video streaming platform in early October.

Court improvements include new surfacing, custom colors and floor graphics, shade structures, seating areas, new basketball standards and a state-of-the-art Daktronics LED scoreboard. technology.

Present at the private revelation and dedication event:

  • Shaquille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal Foundation
  • Noel Geoffroy, Consumer Healthcare Manager, Sanofi North America
  • Alberto Hernandez, Pain & Sleep Manager, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare
  • Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, City of Las Vegas
  • Councilman Cedric Crear, Ward 5, City of Las Vegas

Two special art installations, a life-size pair of “Shaq” shoes and a six-foot LED-lit basketball, create fun and distinctive visuals for community enjoyment as well as aesthetic enhancement of the area.