ioby Leader Daniel Peterson of Project Backboard is on a mission to re-stripe all 52 of Memphis’ public basketball courts. A former Division 1 college player, Daniel remembers the impact basketball had on his life as a teenager.
“Having our town’s courts renovated when I was in high school really changed the trajectory of my life. If you make even minor improvements that draw people out of their cars and out of the house and into the parks, then you start getting that social interaction that strengthens community ties.”
Daniel is one of our ioby Benefit Superheroes this year. We can’t wait to see him in Brooklyn!
Thanks to Adam Kaufman and David Leonard for the video!
See Daniel’s tips for improving basketball courts in your own neighborhood.