Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin , in conjunction with the Dallas Stars Foundation and Pro Players Foundation, announced plans today to donate the Tyler Seguin Ball Hockey Court to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.
The Tyler Seguin Ball Hockey Court will be a multi-purpose outdoor court located at the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County location in McKinney, Texas. The court surface will be built using Sport Court®, a high-quality modular synthetic sports flooring system. Tyler will donate $50,000 to cover the entire cost of the court, which is generously being supplied by locally-based NexCourt.
This is the second season Tyler has partnered with Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, as he has donated a suite at Stars home games to the group for the last two seasons and meets with all of the kids following each game they attend.
"Boys and Girls Club is an important community organization and I am proud to collaborate with them," said Seguin. "Their leadership development initiatives, after school, and sports programs are valuable building blocks to enriching lives of local children. I look forward to continuing to work with their dedicated staff on future projects."
Seguin, along with volunteers of the Dallas Stars Foundation and Pro Players Foundation and members of Boys and Girls Club, will assist in the construction and dedication of the court, which will take place on Sunday, March 19 at the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County located at 701 S. Church Street, McKinney, Texas, 75069.
ABOUT THE DALLAS STARS FOUNDATION:
The Dallas Stars Foundation was established to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today's youth.
ABOUT PRO PLAYERS FOUNDATION:
The Pro Players Foundation is a group of professional athletes and business and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to assist disadvantaged youth. With the mission of "Enriching the Lives of disadvantaged Children across North Texas through sports and education based programs" PPF partners with professional sports teams and corporate partners through a variety of initiatives to help make sure every child has the opportunity to succeed.
ABOUT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIN COUNTY:
Boys and Girls Club of Collin County provides a safe and positive place for children in the vital after school hours. The BGCCC has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968. The BGCCC's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interest of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, the Club offers program activities in three core areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development and Health & Life Skills. The organization currently serves over 8,000 children through its after-school, summer and outreach programs. BGCCC currently provides transportation from 69 Collin County schools and 6 community locations to its branches in McKinney, Frisco and Plano as well as an extension site at Shepton High School in West Plano.
ABOUT SPORT COURT:
Founded in 1974, Sport Court® is dedicated to helping families and facilities unlock the potentials of athletes that play on its patented modular sports surfaces. As the Official Court of the world's leading sports organizations, including the NCAA, FIBA, USTA, USA Volleyball and US Soccer Foundation, Sport Court has helped major sports organizations take the game to the grassroots community. Sport Court is designed to be the Safest Court in the World™ and recycles 99% of its waste and is the only company in the product category with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Sport Court products and event solutions benefit from Gerflor's cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry. Sport Court is on the web at www.sportcourt.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SportCourt1974 and on Twitter @sportcourt1974. Sport Court® is a registered trademark of Gerflor®.