Libby Builds a Basketball Court for Budding NBA All-Stars | LOR Foundation
Complete Engagement

Libby Builds a Basketball Court for Budding NBA All-Stars

  • Local Champion: Libby K-12 Schools
  • Date Funded: August 1, 2022
  • Grant Amount: $10,000

Playing basketball outside is a quintessential childhood activity. Problem is, in Libby, the only public outdoor basketball hoop is more than a mile from where many young children on the south side of town live. There are some private hoops that are closer, but those hoops have been placed in the street, creating a dangerous situation. Recognizing this problem, the school district approached LOR with a potential solution: install a new basketball hoop and court at Central Park, which sits adjacent to the school district offices in a central part of Libby. The park has long been in need of revitalization—including the basketball hoops, which are sagging and dangerous. LOR’s funding will be used to help replace the old hoop, put down wood chips behind it as cushion, and lay asphalt around the picnic tables to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

Impact

The park has seen more visitors and has become a noted location for families to convene and spend time with their kids. According to families living near the park, the basketball area is very popular with young kids in Libby.

In The News

Libby Benefitting From LOR Foundation Work  (The Western News)

LOR Foundation Gives Back to Libby (The Montanian)

 

Contact our community officer in Libby. Meet Tabitha Viergutz
More Engagement Solutions
Engagement / Cortez A Converted Bus Preserves After-School Activities for Cortez Students
Local Champion:
Evangel Assembly of God
Date funded:
June 27, 2024
Grant Amount:
$17,290
Engagement / Taos Building Updates Strengthen Efforts to Serve Taos Neighbors in Need
Local Champion:
El Pueblito UMC
Date funded:
June 11, 2024
Grant Amount:
$30,000
Engagement / Cortez Community Bingo Funds Cortez Nonprofits
Local Champion:
Bridge Emergency Shelter
Date funded:
June 11, 2024
Grant Amount:
$9,400
Engagement / Cortez Free Training Classes Keep Dogs Out of Shelters and in Cortez Homes
Local Champion:
For Pets' Sake
Date funded:
June 4, 2024
Grant Amount:
$8,350
Engagement / Libby Powered Doors Help All Libby Residents Access Their Local Government
Local Champion:
City of Libby
Date funded:
May 24, 2024
Grant Amount:
$16,237
Engagement / Cortez A Local Assessment Helps Montezuma County Support Its Seniors
Local Champion:
Montezuma County Department of Social Services
Date funded:
May 23, 2024
Grant Amount:
$11,100

Share an Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.