Last week, two of our own decided to turn a great idea into action.
Dylan (Ottawa) and Matt (Mallard) made a morning run to Home Depot, spent the day engaged in a little sweat equity, and by late afternoon an all-ages game of hoops was underway at the intersection of Oakwood and Mallard.
The next evening, the hoop served as entertainment for many at a neighborhood birthday party. The new backboard (painted NCCU colors) and net replace the rotting and unusable one that was there before.
The set-up has quickly become a favorite with neighborhood children, and with those past the 5-0 mark as well (Happy Birthday, James!).
Photos by Jessie Gladin-Kramer