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The Robby Atherton Foundation had the idea to do a special project for our community. We wanted to update the basketball courts at Mae Stecker Park in Shelby Township. Robby and his friends spent countless summer days at these courts in high school.
Construction started the first week of May 2012 and in two weeks, one and a half concrete courts with old metal rims, had turned into two, new, full-sized courts. The courts were updated with sport court tiles, new glass backboards, lights for playing at dusk, and a beautiful blue and white color design. The Robby Atherton Courts were dedicated on May 12th.
Financing for the project was exclusively from personal family donations over the years. We look forward to watching these two beautiful basketball courts bring excitement and entertainment to youth of Shelby Township and Robby’s name living on, tied to his love of his community, sports, and children.
See below for news articles on the courts and pictures of the amazing transformation.
- Shelby-Utica Patch Mae Stecker Courts Article
- Source Newspaper Mae Stecker Courts Article
- Macomb Daily Mae Stecker Courts Article