Sen. Kane, Rep. O’Neill Join Southbury Leaders to Dedicate New Basketball Courts

September 7, 2012
Attending the Southbury ribbon cutting ceremony were, from left to right:   Sen. Rob Kane, Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson, Selectman Ed Gittines, Selectwoman Donna Pereira, Selectman Ron Pugliese, Selectwoman Marcia Gore, Rep. Arthur O'Neill.

Attending the Southbury ribbon cutting ceremony were, from left to right: Sen. Rob Kane, Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson, Selectman Ed Gittines, Selectwoman Donna Pereira, Selectman Ron Pugliese, Selectwoman Marcia Gore, Rep. Arthur O’Neill.

Sen. Rob Kane and Rep. Arthur O’Neill joined local leaders in Southbury on Sep. 5 to cut the ribbon on two state-funded, state-of-the-art basketball courts at Community House Park.

As Rep. Arthur O'Neill (left) looks on, Sen. Rob Kane prepares to take a shot at the state-funded state-of-the-art basketball courts in Southbury at Community House Park.
As Rep. Arthur O’Neill (left) looks on, Sen. Rob Kane prepares to take a shot at the state-funded state-of-the-art basketball courts in Southbury at Community House Park.

The courts system is waterproof and comes with a 20-year guarantee to be free of any structural cracking.

“The old court was a popular place for young and old to play basketball,” Sen. Kane said. “We want these new courts to continue to be a safe and fun gathering place for Southbury families. This location will become a great community resource, and it really is a tribute to the hard work and persistence of the officials who are gathered here today.”

The project was funded by a state grant.

“I am proud to have helped obtain the original state grant that funded these new basketball courts,” Rep. O’Neill said. “These courts are a wise, long-term investment which will provide enjoyment for Southbury residents for years to come.”

For additional information about the courts or any Southbury recreation program, residents are encouraged to call Southbury Parks and Recreation at (203) 262-0633.