Sign Pro works with UConn’s Kevin Ollie to Help Open Wheelchair Accessible Court
On Monday June 6, 2016, UConn’s men’s basketball coach, Kevin Ollie, opened his first wheelchair accessible basketball court in Hartford, Connecticut. The court was built at the Asylum Hill Boys & Girls Club, and is the first of its kind. This is no surprise, as Hartford is the first city in the country to start the Boys and Girls Club movement.
Kevin’s Kourt is a basketball court for anyone with disabilities. It features ten different hoops that accommodate a wide variety of disabilities; it is completely wheelchair accessible, providing everyone ease of access. During his speech on Monday, Ollie proudly said, “This is our gift to the city of Hartford.”
Pictured above from left to right: Craig Rubinstein, Ray Carroll, Mayor Luke Bronin, Kevin Ollie, Pete Rappoccio, Samuel S. Gray Jr.
The court was built using funds that Kevin’s charity raised, along with the aid of the local community. When Sign Pro heard of Kevin’s Kourt, we eagerly accepted the opportunity to offer our support and services. Sign Pro produced all of the graphic work for the project, including the decal in the middle of the court (pictured below). We’ll be working with Kevin to build more courts in the near future, and we’ll also be a sponsor for his charity golf outing, coming up soon!
Keep your eyes open for the next “Kourt”, forecasted to open in West Hartford! For more about Kevin’s Kourt: Hartford Courant Story