Devereux Georgia receives basketball, fitness equipment as recipient of Project Rebound
Project Rebound’s mission is to “increase access to play basketball and grow capacity of Georgia basketball programs.” As part of the initiative, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation teamed up with Chase Bank to provide equipment for youth via the national nonprofit, Good Sports.
“We want to thank the Atlanta Hawks, Chase and Good Sports for their extremely generous donation of basketball and fitness equipment for our youth to enjoy during their recreation time,” said Devereux Vice President of Operations Gwen Skinner. “Recreational activities, such as games and sports, can help the youth in our care improve their overall health and well-being; learn new skills, such as how to take turns and follow directions; achieve greater independence; and thrive.”
Engaging youth in sports, physical fitness
Through Project Rebound, Devereux Georgia received sports equipment, including Atlanta Hawks-branded reversible practice jerseys, towels and water bottles, as well as basketballs, dumbbells, jump ropes, cones, resistance bands and fitness dice.
“The kids we serve were excited to see all of the equipment, especially the basketballs, dumbbells and Atlanta Hawks-branded items,” noted Devereux Georgia Recreation Therapy Manager Kristina Murfin-Higel, M.S. ”We used the practice jerseys for the first time during a recent basketball tournament, and individuals who participated in the tournament received their own towel and water bottle. One individual said, ‘This feels like we’re playing in a real basketball game.’” Devereux Georgia will receive additional sports equipment through 2024 as part of Project Rebound.
“I am excited to use the equipment to help youth engage in new physical fitness and intramural opportunities,” Murfin-Higel shared. “Our individuals will continue to benefit from these items for a very long time.”
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