Basketball courts

The Tom Bearson Foundation dedicates funds to new basketball courts

SARTELL – The Tom Bearson Foundation is partnering with the City of Sartell to bring new equipment to Pinecone Central Park.

the the organization committed $150,000 to install three full-size basketball sports courts, complete with six basketball hoops, seating and landscaping.

Tom’s father Greg Bearson says he hopes the courts will become a welcoming place for park users to enjoy basketball.

I foresee the courts becoming a destination for many central Minnesota basketball players. I think these courts are going to be so cool that there will be a lot of people wanting to come and play on these courts, which is a good thing. We take the kids out to play basketball in a beautiful setting.

Construction will begin this summer with the installation of the basketball courts and will continue in phases over the next few years.

The Tom Bearson Foundation is dedicated to keeping his memory alive through a variety of initiatives, including scholarships, high school and youth basketball activities, and personal safety programs.

Tom Bearson was a graduate of Sartell High School who was murdered in 2014 while attending North Dakota State University.

In addition to this project, Pinecone Central Park will have an additional parking lot at the south end of the property which will be used as a skating rink in the winter.

There will also be two playground structures added on either side of the dealership building, which will house Mr. Twisty.

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