Burnham’s Field Backboards get a Facelift Submitted by The Super Stylish and Athletic John McElhenny
The four basketball backboards at Burnham’s Field got a fresh coat of paint over the weekend.
It’s part of a great volunteer effort that created a Community Garden in Burnham’s Field last summer, has organized several field clean-ups and is making Burnham’s Field cleaner, safer and more family-friendly. Thanks to Ben’s Paint on Railroad Ave. in Gloucester for generously donating paint and brushes for the paint project. Check out Ben’s here<http://www.benspaint.benmoorepaints.com/home/home/sb.cn>.
Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester. It’s used a ton by youth sports teams and kids from downtown Gloucester – including many who don’t have yards of their own.
On Saturday, a man who’s lived near Burnham’s Field for 50 years and walks his dog there every day spotted the newly painted backboards and said he’s noticed that kids who play there seem to be taking better care of Burnham’s Field than they used to. Looks like the effort to improve the field is catching on!
Hoop 2 After
Hoop 4 Before
Hoop 4 After