Score points to help complete a safe open playing space and park for hundreds of children and young adults in Port au Prince Haiti. Installation of solar lighting and a sound system for community events are part of the infrastructure improvement.
This past January HotFutbol a 501 © 3 worked together with Building Bridges Worldwide to construct a basketball court at Park Izmery in Port au Prince Haiti. Working hand and hand with community members, they built retaining walls, concrete bleachers and a new court – all by hand! The basketball court will provide an additional area of play for children in the schools and the neighborhood of Park Izmery in Delmas 33. It will be a multi purpose court for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and futbol.
Hot Futbol has been running after school sports programs for children in Haiti for ten years. We are interested in improving the infrastructure of this park to help the community keep an open playing space for children and young adults. As the park improves so does opportunity for sustainability. The hoops are being installed in December and we are now fundraising for solar lighting, and electronic score board and sound system. Community events are held at this open space. With lighting and a sound system, the Haitian program can ensure safety, extend the playing time, and sustain itself through not having to rent sound systems. It is important for Haitian events to have plenty of music and broadcast the fun and excitement throughout the neighborhood.
Follow UpThe Basketball court is a new project for the park. It will be highlighted on HotFutbol’s web page, and FB page. We will send photos via personal email of the progress. HotFutbol will send a photo of the wall of donor names at the park and a personal thank you video from the community in Haiti. There are numerous fundraising opportunities associated with this project.
Where Your Donation GoesThe money for the sound system and solar lighting for the park will go 100% to the purchase of the product. Installation of lighting will be done locally with guidance of solar vendor. Sound system will be purchased in the U.S. and shipped. Shipping costs will be paid for by HotFutbol.
Port au Prince, Delmas 33 Haiti
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