Photo: Nancy Lieberman leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The latest Dream Court provided by the WorldVentures Foundation and Nancy Lieberman Charities is part of a larger vision for one South Carolina community.
The charitable arm of group travel club WorldVentures has teamed with Lieberman to build 29 of the multipurpose play spaces, known as Dream Courts, in underprivileged communities across the country. This week, the first indoor Dream Court was dedicated in Camden, South Carolina, at the local Jackson Teen Center, where the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands runs an extended-care youth development program.
Lieberman is a WNBA legend who joined the Sacramento Kings last summer as the second-ever female assistant coach in the NBA. She created Nancy Lieberman Charities to provide healthy physical, emotional and mental environments where children can build their self-esteem and confidence. “You must love you. You must believe in you,” Lieberman told local youth on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “And as you move forward in life, you must lift as you rise.”
An existing gym in the Jackson Teen Center, located at the former Jackson High School, was renovated for the first time in 30 years to construct the new Dream Court. The update is the first step toward converting the center into a world-class facility for young people, a project advocated by the leadership of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands.