Kamiak basketball players help build court in Dominican Republic | Sports brief

By Megan Managan | Apr 25, 2014
Courtesy of: Debbie Whitney Members of the Kamiak High School freshman basketball team spent spring break in the Dominican Republic building a new community basketball court.

Several members of the Kamiak freshman basketball team spent their spring break building a new court for players in the Dominican Republic.

The project, run by non-profit Courts for Kids, had the team jump into building a new multipurpose community court in Rio Limpo, led by coaches Alex Lee and Jared Smith.

The group from Kamiak arrived April 6, and found out they were the smallest and youngest group to date to work with Courts for Kids. Because the group was so small and the project was so large, Courts for Kids President Derek Nesland said he didn’t expect the team to finish the project, and that locals would pick up whatever wasn’t done.

The group from Mukilteo took that as a challenge and in seven days filled 18 boxes with 400 loads of concrete, working 10 hours a day.

The Knights finished the court with a day to spare and were honored during an inauguration ceremony.

Members of the team on the trip included Keller Whitney, Hunter Watkins, TJ Britton, Jr., Joshua Santiago, Brandon Reinertsen, Ryan Weed, Ryan Sidhu, Travis Rucker and. Marcel McQueen, Jr.

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