Throughout the history of Phillis Wheatley Community Center, the gymnasium has been a special place for sports, events, and performances. Many alumni will remember playing basketball at the center.
“The center was a place for all of us to go and play basketball, but it was teaching us more than how to play a game. We learned discipline, respect, resiliency, and teamwork. These are all critical life skills,” said Randy Jackson, executive director of Phillis Wheatley Community Center.
Today, senior and youth basketball, adult pickleball, senior line dancing, performances from our Repertory Theatre, summer camp, and community events keep the gym very busy. In fact, it is the biggest and busiest space on the center’s two-building campus. Unfortunately, all that activity means a lot of wear and tear on the floors.
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