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May 28th, 2009
Leadership San Marcos to build basketball court


Leadership San Marcos, an area civic organization aimed at preparing members to assume leadership roles in the community, has announced that it will rebuilt the basketball court at City Park, which was removed during a city sewer line project. The restoration of the court will be the group’s annual civic project.

The court will be rebuilt in its original City Park location near the foot of the new pedestrian bridge. The group chose the court restoration because it was heavily used before its removal and the project will promote healthy living and exercise.

The announcement kicks off the fundraising efforts required to complete the project. Many local businesses have already committed to sponsoring the project, including Wal-Mart, Grande Communications, McCoy’s, Goodrich, and Gregson Investments. TXI has agreed to donate the concrete, Ingram Ready Mix will get the concrete to the site, Baker Aiklen Engineering has provided design work and Lineweber Construction will perform the labor. The group is still looking for help to provide lighting, benches and court marking.

Donors will be recognized through pavers surrounding the court. The highest donors at level 2 donors will be acknowledged on a permanent sign to be mounted near the court. Pavers will be issued at the $100-$250 levels. Sign level sponsorship begins at $251.

The overall pricetag for the project will exceed $60,000. The deadline for all contributions and donations is July 31.

Past Leadership San Marcos projects include the bronze sculpture of Chief Placido located at the foot of the older pedestrian bridge, the electronic message board in front of the San Marcos Activity Center and the Dog Park on Charles Austin Drive.

Leadership San Marcos is a non-profit 501(c) organization. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact Johnell Huebner at (512) 659-9571 or

The LSM Class of 2009 is Kristy Caldwell, Brian “Skeeter” McKethan, Scott Gregson, Michael Nobles, Kate Shaw, Lacie Orsak, Tracy Houston, Chris Park, Johnell Huebner, Bill Pogue, Amy Madison and Craig Walton. Gregson is a partner in Newstreamz media.

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