Shaq, IcyHot donate $200K to renovate West Las Vegas basketball courts

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LAS VEGAS: (KLAS)– The City of Las Vegas unveiled two newly renovated basketball courts at the Doolittle Complex on Saturday in West Las Vegas.

The Shaq Courts were renovated via a donation of $200,000 from the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation and Icy Hot, to The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE for the renovation of basketball courts.

“It is very rewarding to me on a personal level, as I have lived in Las Vegas and know firsthand the tough times that these areas have gone through in the past,” O’Neal said.

The renovation of the community basketball courts is part of the “Comebaq Courts” initiative that refurbishes existing public basketball courts throughout the country to ensure young athletes can get back in the game.

Improvements to the courts include new surfacing, custom colors and floor graphics, shade structures, seating areas, new basketball standards, and a state-of-the-art Daktronics LED scoreboard.

“As its name suggests, the Historic Westside is one of the most historically important regions of our city with the Doolittle Complex at its core as a primary gathering place,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, city of Las Vegas.

As part of the ceremony, the mayor honored the famed basketball player with a key to the city.

Following the unveiling, the residents of the surrounding West Las Vegas neighborhood enjoyed a community celebration that included a basketball tournament.

To support this effort and raise additional funds, Icy Hot® and The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation hosted the “Icy Hot x NBA 2K22 Charity Game” on e-sports platform Twitch in early October.

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